Deputies

Members are encouraged to designate “deputies” to enhance communications and responsiveness between the member and the organization. Deputies are typically — though not exclusively — senior government relations or public affairs executives. They provide a vital link between Partnership members and staff.

Deputy Company
Jeff Rageth 3M
Doug  Stang 3M
Richard Birhanzel Accenture
Peter Hutchinson Accenture
Scott Weicht Adolfson & Peterson, Inc.
Steve Garvey ALLETE
Margaret Hodnik ALLETE
Margaret Robare ALLETE
Geoff Michel Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Vanessa Ramirez-Vollmar Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Brian Pietsch Ameriprise Financial
Gary Johnson Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Jim Porter Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Laura Bishop Best Buy Co., Inc.
Scott Keefer Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota
Lin Nelson Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota
Tim Ehlert Buffalo Wild Wings
Dave Langefels Buffalo Wild Wings
Ben Campbell C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Jason Craig C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Christine Fuglestad Capella University
Don Brown Cargill, Inc.
Beth Cieslik Cargill, Inc.
Natalie Volin Lehr Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group
Susan Turbes CenterPoint Energy
Andy Schriner CenturyLink
Lois Martin Ceridian Corporation
Anna Youngerman Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
John Engelen CHS Inc.
George Schnepf Coldspring
Joe Reis Coldwell Banker Burnet
Allyson Hartle Comcast
Jim Ward Davisco Foods International Inc.
Paul Maynard Deloitte Tax
Jeff Davidman Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Joe Lally Delta Dental of Minnesota
Cindy Brooks Dolphin Group Companies
Amy Becker Donaldson Company, Inc.
Mike Ahern Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Patrick Lutter Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Teresa Lynch Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jason Grev Ecolab Inc.
Daniel Thibault EY
Dave Dederichs Express Scripts, Inc.
Richard Forschler Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Mary Edwards Fairview Health Services
Matthew Frauenshuh Frauenshuh Inc.
Pat Cooper Federated Insurance
Kevin Goodno Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Jeffrey Cotter G & K Services, Inc.
Lee Anderson General Mills, Inc.
Tom Forsythe General Mills, Inc.
Mark Sheahan Graco, Inc.
Robert Ambrose Great River Energy
Stacey Fujii Great River Energy
Marnie Falk Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Tim Keenan H.B. Fuller Company
Barbara Cox HealthPartners
Donna Zimmerman HealthPartners
Lynn Anderson Holiday Companies
Jeff Grev Hormel Foods Corporation
Joseph Johnston Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Heidi Kraemer IBM Corporation
John Breedlove Imation Corp.
Beverly Lohs IWCO Direct
Matthew Lemke Koch Companies Public Sector LLC
Dawn Courrier KPMG LLP
Laura Newinski KPMG LLP
Dana Brooks Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Steven Suckow Lifetouch Inc.
Wallace Hilke Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Joseph Humke Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Thomas Gunkel M.A. Mortenson Company
Jill Renslow Mall of America
Erin Sexton Mayo Clinic
Amy Thompson McGough Construction Co., Inc.
Jim Jacobson Medica
Jay McLaren Medica
Mike Hagenson Medtronic, Inc.
Kim Olson Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Mark Kaplan The Mosaic Company
Jack Helmick Northern Tier Energy
Charles Manzoni Nuveen Asset Management
Margaret Murphy Olson
Tom Shaver The Opus Group
Loren Laugtug Otter Tail Corporation
Ann Gugino Patterson Companies, Inc.
Diana Soloman Pentair, Ltd.
J.R. Burke Polaris Industries Inc.
Stacy Bogart Polaris Industries Inc.
Brad Moore PolyMet Mining
Aaron Rodriguez Prime Therapeutics
Angela Pope Prime Therapeutics
Don Krantz Proto Labs Inc.
Jeff Bjustrom PwC
Carrie Heimer Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Patrick Mandile Robins Kaplan LLP
Steve Shonka Rosemount Inc.
Rob Hovde Rosen’s Diversified Inc.
Todd Paulson RTP Company
Alyssa Schlander Securian
Mark Kimball Select Comfort Corporation
Kim Nelson SPS Commerce, Inc.
Alan Poff The Schwan Food Company
Don  Zurbay St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Rachel Ellingson St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Greg Mazanec St. Paul Pioneer Press
Randy Lebedoff Star Tribune Media Company LLC
Timothy Baer Target Corporation
Thad Hellman Target Corporation
Thomas Jasper TCF Financial Corporation
Kathryn Lovik Tennant Company
Heidi Wilson Tennant Company
Michele Engdahl Thomson Reuters
Sharon Sayles-Belton Thomson Reuters
Rick Kleven Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Timothy Dordell The Toro Company
Bob McFarlin Twin Metals Minnesota
Deborah Burke U.S. Bancorp
Jodie Tierney UnitedHealth Group
Erin Dady University of Minnesota
Richard Plumb University of St. Thomas
Rich Faber Vision-Ease Lens
Steve Johnson Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Tom Carman Wenger Corporation
Rick Evans Xcel Energy