Board of Directors

Doug Spong, Chair
Founder and CEO
The Doug Spong Co. LLC

Marjorie Kean, Vice Chair
Managing Director
Diversified Search

Susan Engel, Secretary
Lenox Group, Inc.

Kurts Strelnieks, Treasurer
Vice President
Star Bank

Ami Miesner Anderson
Sr. Director Advertising & Media
CEC Entertainment

Jennifer Coates
Bowman and Brooke

Matt Johnson
Partner: Creative and Strategy Director
GoKart Labs

Julie Krueger
Retail Industry Director

Robert McReavy
Retired Finance Executive*

Tim Moynihan
Director of Brand Marketing

Scott Pansky
Senior Partner and Co-Founder

Martha Phelps
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Jen Swanson
Vice President Digital Product Management
Optum Consumer Experience Group

Neely Tamminga

Ryan Vernosh
Principal, Maxfield Elementary
Saint Paul Public Schools

Max Holtzman
Founding Chair

*Former / Retired


Ann Pifer
Executive Director

Carolyn Aberman
EVP, Corporate Partnerships

Bob Thacker
Emeritus Chair of External Relations

Chuck Stroud
Director of Finance and Administration

Peter Erpenbach
Finance and Operations Associate

Ryan Jordan
Director of Programs and Technology

Melissa Hruza
Director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships

Laura Skubic
Program Manager – Teacher and School Outreach

Dianna Anderson
Program Coordinator

Sarah Fowler
Assistant Account Manager

Ezra Horton
Administrative Assistant

Devon Karbowski
Communications Associate

Travis Wycislak
Graphic Designer

Alex Aberman
Account Manager, Sponsorship

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