Board Members

  • Stuart Ackerberg
    Chief Executive Officer, Ackerberg
  • Dan Avchen
    Executive Director of Strategic Growth, HGA Architects & Engineers
  • Sara Barrow
    External Affairs & Minneapolis Community Relations Manager, Xcel Energy
  • Paul Bauknight
    Director of Urban Placemaking, Urban Homeworks
  • Barbara Bencini
    Senior Vice President (retired)-Wealth Management Senior Consultant, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
  • Dorothy Bridges, Vice Chair
    Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • John Crosby
    Community Leader
  • Sarah Duniway, Treasurer
    Managing Partner, Gray Plant Mooty
  • Dayna Frank
    EVP/Co-Owner, First Avenue
  • Jacob Frey
    Mayor, City of Minneapolis
  • Joe Gibbons
    Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Boyd, Gibbons & Associates, a global wealth management team with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith
  • Jocelyn Hale, Secretary
    Partner, MillerHale Associates
  • Sarah Harris
    Managing Director, University of Minnesota Foundation – Real Estate Advisors
  • Mark Heithoff
    Mark Heithoff Photography
  • Pahoua Yang Hoffman
    Executive Director, Citizens League
  • Steve King
    Chairman, Landscape Structures, Inc.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Community Leader
  • Tom Paul, Chair
    President, Medicare, Bright Health
  • Paul Reyelts
    CFO (retired), Valspar Corporation
  • Peter Thrane
    Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
  • Rich Varda
    Senior Advisor-Store Design (retired), Target Corp.
  • Frank Wilkinson
    Community Leader
  • Riff Yeager
    Partner, ERM

Ex Officio

  • Brad Bourn
    President, Minneapolis Park Board of Commissioners
  • Mary Merrill
    Interim Superintendent, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board