The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is delighted to welcome six new members to its Board of Directors: Miluska Novota, Attorney, Hortensia PLLC, Randy Randolph, Certified Clinical Perfusionist Emeritus (retired), Charles Rucker, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioner-At-Large, Donovan Walsh, Executive Management Consultant, The Financial Services Consulting Group (TFSCG), Todd Western, Senior Donor Advisor, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Craig Wilson, Founding Partner, Green Your Bottom Line.
Continuing Board Executive Officers include Sarah Duniway (Board Chair), Partner at Lathrop GPM LLP, and Karin Birkeland (Secretary), Partner (retired), Faegre Baker Daniels. Newly appointed Board Officers include Jasmine Russell (Vice Chair) Founder & CEO, Monicat Data, and Matthew Duditch (Treasurer), Business Line Chief Risk Officer & SVP-Operational Risk, U.S. Bank.
About the 2024 Parks Foundation Board of Directors
In addition to Duniway, the executive committee members, and the new directors, the 24-member Parks Foundation Board also includes the following members serving continuing terms: Zakaria Aden, Global Deals Strategy Manager, VISA; Nima Ahmadi, healthcare entrepreneur; Kelsey Arneson Metzger, Director of Strategy, Prestige Beverage Group; Shelley Carthen Watson, President & CEO of the YWCA of Minneapolis; Yuen (Daniel) Cheng, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Jay Halvorson, community leader; Keith Holloman, Principal Clinical Research Specialist, Medtronic; Joseph Humke, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Graco Inc.; Heath Rudduck, Chief Creative Officer, Padilla; Jean Sazevich, Executive Director, The Wilson Foundation; Heidi Schmidt, Marketing Manager, RSP Architects; and Karen Trouba, SVP, Bank of America. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent Al Bangoura and Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, also serve as ex officio Directors on the Board.
This year, three Board Members end their terms on the Board: Sue Bennett, Joe Gibbons and Pahoua Yang Hoffman. Thank you for your longtime support and dedication to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.
About the Minneapolis Parks Foundation
The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit that works closely with public partners and in collaboration with the community to envision and deliver transformative parks and public spaces. Founded in 2003, the Parks Foundation is the primary philanthropic partner to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and has raised more than $42 million for transformative parks projects and programs in Minneapolis. Today, the Parks Foundation champions equitable investments in Minneapolis parks such as the North Commons regional vision and the RiverFirst Initiative, through which Water Works and Great Northern Greenway River Link projects were made possible. The Parks Foundation also supports community-based parks projects with the People for Parks Fund, and explores the intersection of public space with the key issues of our time by presenting the Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series. Learn more and become a supporter at MplsParksFoundation.org.
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