Karla Vehrs

Board Chair

Managing Partner

Ballard Spahr

Jeff Wenngatz

Vice Board Chair

Director of Acquisitions and Development

Onward Investments, LLC

Ayman Ahmed

Associate Portfolio Manager/Portfolio Manager

Thornburg Investment Management

Geoff Bartsh

Senior Vice President and General Manager


Lisa Burke

Associate Project Manager

Translational Drug Development

Peter Carlson


VP of Partnerships

The Nerdery

Michael Castagnetto


Robinson Fresh

Brad Joseph

Sr Director of Product Management

Patterson Companies

Manuela Hill-Muñoz

Director of Innovation, Creative Content and Changemaking

University of St. Thomas

Rick Kes

Finance Committee Chair

Health Care Partner


Dr. Fedinand Kongnso

Security and Identity Solution Director


Julie Moss


Director of Internal Audit

Winnebago Industries, Inc.

Peter Moyer

Vice President and Banker

JP Morgan

Andy Nessler

Branch Manager for Private Mortgage Banking

Wells Fargo

Ryan Ruud

Founder & CEO

Lake One

Mary Setter

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits & Carrier Relations

Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

John Wernz

Senior Advisor

Cogo Labs and Wealth Enhancement Group

Emeritus Board

Steve Chepokas

Chairman Emeritus & Founder

Becky Chepokas

Emeritus Board & Co-Founder

Lowell Jobe

Emeritus Board

Brian Mark


BSM Equities

Bruce O’Brien

President and CEO

Famous Products