Executive Team & Board of Directors

Minnesota Children’s Museum Executive Team

Dianne Krizan, President

About Dianne
Dianne has led the museum since 2010. Under her leadership, the museum launched and completed a $30 million expansion and renovation of the flagship location in downtown St. Paul. During her tenure, the museum has opened a satellite in Rochester, installed literacy-based exhibits in libraries across the state and increased scholarship memberships for low-income families.

Dianne has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a master of public affairs from the University of Minnesota. She focused the first 18 years of her career on research and development, including director of innovation at General Mills. Prior to joining the museum, she led fundraising efforts as managing director of development at Minnesota Public Radio and its national affiliates. Dianne’s favorite ways to play involve golf and photography.

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Barbara Hahn, Vice President of Growth and Innovation

About Barbara
Barbara joined the museum in 2012. She leads strategic growth initiatives, including the museum’s best-in-class traveling exhibits business and the museum’s family learning initiatives. She brings more than 30 years of strategic partnership, business development and product management experience across the financial services, technology and non-profit sectors. Previously, Barbara led strategic projects as the director of business development at the National Institute on Media and the Family.

Barbara earned an MBA from New York University and a bachelor of arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys “working vacations,” co-leading experiential design/build workshops for architecture and design students with her architect husband — and loves long bike trips pretty much anywhere.

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Bob Ingrassia, Vice President of External Relations

About Bob
Bob joined the museum in 2014, bringing more than 20 years of communications, marketing and digital media experience. He oversees the marketing, communications and sales departments, leading efforts that drive attendance and membership while engaging parents in the power of play. He also plays a leading role in analyzing and forecasting attendance and revenue trends.

Prior to joining the museum, Bob led accounts at an integrated marketing agency in Minneapolis and served as a reporter and editor at news organizations in St. Paul, New York City and Dallas. Bob earned a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota. Fun fact: Bob’s “other car” is a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible.

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Joe Olson, Vice President of Museum Experience

About Joe
Joe has more than 20 years’ experience at the museum in various leadership roles in visitor services and building operations. He oversees visitor experiences, visitor services, security, facilities and housekeeping.

Prior to coming to the museum, Joe spent 15 years in customer service management and merchandising in the retail industry. He is a University of Minnesota graduate. Joe is not a huge animal lover, yet somehow he wound up with two cats, two dogs, and a bunch of fish. He spends his free time plotting out extended road trips that he sometimes actually gets to take.

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Craig Warren, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions

About Craig
Craig, who joined the museum in 2018, leads organization-wide functions that provide services and solutions which enable staff to do their best work, take on bold projects and expand the museum’s impact. He brings over 20 years of strategic planning, service delivery, and consulting experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, Craig was chief operating officer at Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Craig earned a master of arts from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts from The Johns Hopkins University. He serves on the East Side Neighborhood Services board of directors and also volunteers as a senior advisor to New Sector Alliance. Craig is a native of New Jersey (please don’t ask which exit!) who enjoys cycling and family road trips.

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Board of Directors

Officers

Michael Fiddelke, Chair of the Board,
Senior Vice President, Transitions, Target

Suzette Huovinen, Treasurer,
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company

John Marshall, Secretary,
Director of Community Relations & Foundation, MN, ND, SD, Xcel Energy

Board Members

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

Will Au-Yeung, Vice President, Finance, Off-Road/Snow Vehicles, Polaris

Kelly Axtell, Senior Manager, Global Sales & Service Enablement, RBC Global Asset Management

Kevin Balon, Senior Vice President, Transformation Office – Allocation & Governance, Best Buy

Robert Befidi, Vice President, Global Solutions, 3M Medical Solutions Division

Jennifer Bratton, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Ken Brown, Commissioner, Olmsted County Board of Commissioners 

Matt Brown, Partner, Tax Services, Lurie, LLP

Tony Brown, Director, Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

James Burroughs II, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children’s Hospital Minnesota 

Adrian Chiu, Vice President, Total Rewards & HR Technology, Pentair

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

Elizabeth Cummings, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Hayley Cunningham Tang, Executive Director of Digital, Star Tribune

Gerald Denson, Vice President, Value-Added Services, Brenntag North America

Liz Deziel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, U.S. Bank

Albino Feijo, Vice President, Operational Excellence, Target

Ann Ferreira, Partner, Lake Country Capital

HT Fish, Private Citizen

Abbey Godlewski, Vice President and Private Client Associate at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Krista Hagen, MD, Southdale Pediatrics

Julie Joyce, Chief Corporate Actuary, Travelers

Michael Kaphing, Shareholder, Briggs & Morgan

Chris Kelley, President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Compass Capital

Phil Krump, Managing Director & Market Executive, Commercial Banking, BMO Harris Bank

Kate McRoberts, Managing Partner, Fathom Consulting

Steve Mog, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The Home Depot Division, Andersen Corp. 

James Momon, Senior Director, Global Inclusion, General Mills

Jim Mulrooney, Vice President/Relationship Team Lead, Wells Fargo Government and Institutional Banking

Tim Noel, CFO & Senior Vice President, Federal Products, UnitedHealthcare

Gail Peterson, Vice President Global Marketing Healthcare, Ecolab

Andrea Piepho, Director, Actuary, Thrivent Financial 

Liz Revnew Wolf, Vice President and Chief Counsel, CSH & APV, Medtronic

Elizabeth Rominski, Parent

Cassidy Steiner, Elementary Teacher, Blake School 

Katharine Tinucci, Senior Vice President, MZA+Co 

Keith Turner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Comcast 

Robert Wollan, Global Managing Director, Accenture Strategy – Consumer Insight & Growth Strategy, Accenture

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

Minnesota Children’s Museum 2017-18 Rochester Community Board

Elected to Second Terms:

Shelly Henry, Director, Campaign Administration, Department of Development, Mayo Clinic

Christopher Wendland, Shareholder & Attorney, Wendland Utz, Ltd. Las Firm

Elected to Second Term (Special 1-Year Term):

Loree Flick, Chief Enthusiast, Enthusiastic Events, LLC

Elected to First Terms:

Brooke Carlson, President, North Sky Health Consulting, LLC

Jenny Hosfeld, Executive Vice President/Chief Banking Officer, Think Mutual Bank

Laura Kropp, Director, Primrose School of Rochester

Kari Michaletz, Business Development, Construction Collaborative

Becky Montpetit, Owner, Rochester MN Mom’s Blog

Sankesh Prabhakar, Account Strategist, CWS Inc, and Founder of The Commission

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