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Executive Team & Board of Directors

Minnesota Children’s Museum Executive Team

Dianne Krizan


Bob Ingrassia

Vice President of External Relations

Heidi Mestad

Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester

Karyl Corcoran

Vice President of Strategy & Operations

Laura Nichols-Endres

Vice President of Development

Barbara Hahn

Vice President of Learning Innovation

Joe Olson

Vice President of Visitor Experience
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Board of Directors


Kelly Baker, Chair
Vice President, Human Resources, Patterson Companies, Inc.

Paul Dzubar, Chair Elect
President & CEO, Green Mill Restaurants, LLC

Ann Ferreira, Secretary
Principal, Good Harbor Capital

Philip McKoy, Past Chair
Senior Vice President, CIO – US Region at Aimia Inc.

Steve Stensrud, Treasurer
Partner, Regional Risk and Compliance Leader, Baker Tilly

Board Members

Dr. Siyad Abdullahi, President & CEO, The Language Banc, Inc., Pro-Health Care, Inc.

Will Au-Yeung, Director of Finance, Polaris

Kevin Balon, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Best Buy

Robert Befidi, Strategy & Business Development 3M Health Care Business Group

Chris Bellini, Member, Cozen O’Connor

Holly Boehne, Chief Technology Officer, Andersen Corporation

Melissa Brinkman, Chief Executive Officer, Custom Alarm

Steve Christenson, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Associate General Counsel, Ecolab

Chad Dayton, Program Director, Wilderness Inquiry

Liz Deziel, Senior VP, TC Head of Banking, US Bank

Lisa Duff, Photographer

Ray Faust, Vice President Sales, Emerging Media, Star Tribune

Michael Fiddelke, SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis, Target

HT Fish, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Cargill

Amy Giovanini, Strategic Marketing Consultant, G&S Insights

Janel Goff, Managing Director Goff, Investment Group

Jim Grant, Assistant General Counsel, Piper Jaffray

Hema Gunasekaran, Vice President, Nuveen Investments

Patrick Harris, Sr. Vice President, Institutional Government, BMO Harris Bank

Suzette Huovinen, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary, Securian

Michael Kaphing, Shareholder, Briggs & Morgan

Phil Krump, Director, BMO Harris Bank

John I. Marshall, Director of Strategic Accounts | Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Xcel Energy

Kate McRoberts, Partner, Evantage Consulting

Jennifer Moll, Audit Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

James Momon, Sr. Director of Global Culture & Inclusion, General Mills

Jim Mulrooney, VP/Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Government and Institutional Banking

Susan Oberman Smith, Vice President of Corporate Actuarial, Thrivent Financial

Scott Slipy, SVP, Human Capital, United Health Group

Katharine Tinucci, Senior Vice President, MZA+Co

Ronda Wescott, President, Global Technology, Travelers

Dr. Drew Zinkel, Associate Medical Director for Quality, HealthPartners

Minnesota Children’s Museum 2016-17 Rochester Community Board

Ben Creo, Stay-at-home dadtrepreneur, TedxZumbroRiver

Tony Desnick, Director for Development and New Projects, Nice Ride Minnesota

Dr. Traci Downs, Neuroimaging/Neuroscience, Area 10 Connelly Mass Project

Kelly Engler, Trust Officer, Eastwood Bank

Loree Flick, Chief Enthusiast at Enthusiastic Events, LLC

Amy Franqueira, Customer Support Manager, Think Bank

Shelley Henry, Director of Stewardship and Recognition, Mayo Clinic

Diane Klein, Center for Innovation Designer Manager/Program Director, Mayo Clinic

Carla Nelson, Politician, Minnesota State Senate

Rebecca Nuss, Veterinary Pathobiology/Microbiology, University of Minnesota Vet School

Dee Sabol, Executive Director, Diversity Council Rochester

T. Gregory Stavrou, Executive Director, Rochester Civic Theatre

Alaine Westra, Development Administrator, Office of Development, Mayo Clinic

Fred Wills, Administrative Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic

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