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Board of Trustees

The Metropolitan State Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees that consists of members who are alumni, business, and community leaders:

Harpreet Anand
Vice President in the Corporate Tax Department, Travelers

Jeanette Augustson
Executive Director of Operations, HealthPartners Institute

Zeeshan Baig ’05, Treasurer
Finance Manager, Post Consumer Brands

Chris Boese, Chair
VP of Patient Care Services, Regions Hospital

Wendy Brekken
Chief Financial Planning Officer, Old National Bank

Robert Carter
Founder, Summit Mortgage

Joseph Ellis ’19 (Honorary), First Vice Chair
Chair, SPAC Development Group

Ezell Jones
Founder, Fifth Quarter Integrated Solutions

Suhanthi Kamesh ’01
SVP Control Director, Wells Fargo

Ochen Kaylan ’08, Secretary
Attorney

Greg Lais
Founder, Wilderness Inquiry

Jay Laughlin
VP of Engineering & Technical Services, Xcel Energy

Leslee LeRoux
VP of Marketing and Business Development, TKDA

Michael O'Connor ’92
Director of Strategy and Project Management, Medtronic

Colin Partridge ’00
HR Director, Carlson Travel

Beth Russell
Adjunct Faculty, University of Saint Thomas

Rick Smith, Trustee Emeritus
Regional President Upper Midwest and Northwest, Travelers

Nancy Uden ’88, President of the Alumni Board
(Retired) Great Clips, Inc.

Advancement Staff

Rita Dibble

Rita Dibble

Vice President for University Advancement and Foundation Executive Director, CFRE

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