Executive Team & Board of Directors
Minnesota Children’s Museum Executive Team
Dianne Krizan, President
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.
Barbara Hahn, Vice President of Growth and Innovation
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.
Bob Ingrassia, Vice President of External Relations
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.
Laura Nichols-Endres, Vice President of Development
Prior to joining the museum, Laura worked with the Minnesota Orchestral Association and the American Composers Forum. Laura earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in music and literature from Coe College. She is a member of Saint Paul Rotary, chairs the finance & stewardship committee for her church and is the treasurer of her daughter’s Girl Scouts troop. Her favorite escapes from Minnesota winters are the sunny hills of San Diego County and enjoying the food and music of New Orleans.
Joe Olson, Vice President of Museum Experience
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.
Craig Warren, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions
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.
Board of Directors
Paul Dzubnar, Chair
President & CEO, Hightop Hospitality, LLC
Michael Fiddelke, Chair Elect and Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Transitions, Target
Ann Ferreira, Secretary
Partner, Lake Country Capital
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, Business Manager – U.S. Distribution, RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.
Kevin Balon, Senior Vice President, Large Product Fulfillment, Best Buy
Robert Befidi, Head of Strategy & Business Development, 3M Health Care Business Group
Jennifer Bratton, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Ken Brown, Commissioner, Olmsted County Board of Commissioners
Tony Brown, Director – Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
James Burroughs II, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children’s Hospital Minnesota
Adrian Chiu, Vice President, HR Technology & Operations, Pentair
Steve Christenson, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Associate General Counsel, Ecolab
Elizabeth Cummings, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Chad Dayton, Outdoor Education Consultant, Owner – Outdoor Solutions, LLC
Gerald Denson, Vice President, Value-Added Services, Brenntag North America
Liz Deziel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, U.S. Bank
Lisa Posley Duff, Photographer
Ray Faust, General Manager, Publishing & Entertainment Vertical, Resonate
Albino Feijo, Vice President, Operational Excellence, Target
HT Fish, Private Citizen
Amy Giovanini, Strategic Marketing Consultant, G&S Insights
Abbey Godlewski, VP/Private Client Associate, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Suzette Huovinen, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary, Securian
Julie Joyce, Vice President & Actuary, Travelers
Michael Kaphing, Shareholder, Briggs & Morgan
Chris Kelley, Senior Portfolio Manager, Compass Capital
Phil Krump, Managing Director & Market Executive, Commercial Banking, BMO Harris Bank
John Marshall, Director of Community Relations, Minnesota, Xcel Energy
James Momon, Senior Director of Global Culture & 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
Elizabeth Rominski, Parent
Susan Oberman Smith, Chief Actuary and VP of Product Development and Management, Thrivent Financial
Cassidy Steiner, Elementary Teacher
Katharine Tinucci, Senior Vice President, MZA+Co
Robert Wollan, Global Managing Director, Accenture Strategy – Advanced Customer Strategy/CRM, Accenture
Dr. Drew Zinkel, Associate Medical Director for Quality, HealthPartners
Minnesota Children’s Museum 2017-18 Rochester Community Board
Elaine Case, Independent Civic and Community Professional
Darcy Elmer, VP-Wealth Management Advisor, Bremer Bank
Loree Flick, Chief Enthusiast at Enthusiastic Events, LLC
Shelley Henry, Director of Stewardship and Recognition, Mayo Clinic
Ken Brown, County Commissioner
Christopher Wendland, Shareholder & Attorney, Wendland Utz,Ltd. Law Firm.
Kim Norton, Community Leader
Christi Jorde, Director of Marketing and Membership, Somerby Golf Club
Sean Ryan, Project Manager, Ryan Companies
Joselyn Raymundo, Owner and Founder, Rochester Home Infusion
Angie Bowman-Malloy, Co-Owner, Midwest Flooring Solutions
Paul Jewison, VP of Textile Care Services and Co-inventor, OMNI Solutions
Shruthi Naik, VP Comparative Oncology, Vyriad Inc