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
Doug Stang 3M
Richard Birhanzel Accenture
Peter Hutchinson Accenture
Margaret Robare ALLETE
Thor Underdahl ALLETE
Geoff Michel Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Craig Sondag Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Kerri Gordon Allina Health
Brian Pietsch Ameriprise Financial
Susan Roeder Andersen Corporation
Tom Lydon APi Group, Inc.
Gary Johnson Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Jim Porter Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Mike Hiltner 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
Mike Campbell Cambria
Michael Belaen Capella Education Company
Don Brown Cargill
Natalie Volin Lehr Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group
Susan Turbes CenterPoint Energy
Paul Harris CentraCare Health
Andy Schriner CenturyLink
Kelly Wolfe Children’s Minnesota
John Engelen CHS, Inc.
Allyson Hartle Comcast
Jim Ward Davis Family Holdings
Paul Maynard Deloitte
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
Molly Sigel Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Bill Miller EY
Richard Forschler Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Mary Edwards Fairview Health Services
Pat Cooper Federated Insurance
Matthew Frauenshuh Frauenshuh Inc.
Kevin Goodno Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Lee Anderson General Mills, Inc.
Marnie Falk Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Mark Sheahan Graco, Inc.
Stacey Fujii Great River Energy
Tim Keenan H.B. Fuller Company
Barbara Cox HealthPartners
Donna Zimmerman HealthPartners
Jeff Grev Hormel Foods Corporation
Joseph Johnston Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
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.
Barbara Rummel Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Daniel Johnson M.A. Mortenson Company
Jill Renslow Mall of America
Dan Marvin The Marvin Companies
Erin Sexton Mayo Clinic
Amy Thompson McGough Construction Co., LLC
Jim Jacobson Medica
Jay McLaren Medica
Mike Hagenson Medtronic, Inc.
Jaime Simonsen Minnesota State
Mark Kaplan The Mosaic Company
Penny Allen New Horizon Academy
Jeff Wicklander North Memorial Health Care
Loren Laugtug Otter Tail Corporation
Pete Swenson Park Dental
Ann Gugino Patterson Companies, Inc.
John Stauch Pentair
J.R. Burke Polaris Industries Inc.
Brad Moore PolyMet Mining
Angela Pope Prime Therapeutics
John Way Proto Labs
Jeff Bjustrom PwC
Mike Noonan Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Christopher Larus Robins Kaplan LLP
Dominick Driano, Jr. Rosen’s Diversified Inc.
Todd Paulson RTP Company
Alan Poff Schwan’s Company
Alyssa Schlander Securian
Mark Daly Self Esteem Brands
 Mark Kimball Sleep Number
Mike Carey SPS Commerce, Inc.
Greg Mazanec St. Paul Pioneer Press
Randy Lebedoff Star Tribune Media Company LLC
Sonia O’Brien State Farm Insurance
Paul Cassidy Stinson Leonard Street
Anne Cotter Stinson Leonard Street
Breanna Schafer Target Corporation
Tommy Merickel Taylor Corporation
Thomas Jasper TCF Financial Corporation
Kathryn Lovik Tennant Company
Jeff Cotter Tennant Company
Michele Engdahl Thomson Reuters
Sharon Sayles-Belton Thomson Reuters
Rick Kleven Thrivent Financial
Timothy Dordell The Toro Company
Bob McFarlin Twin Metals Minnesota
Stacie Holden U.S. Bancorp
Jodie Tierney UnitedHealth Group
Matt Kramer University of Minnesota
Dougles Hennes University of St. Thomas
Steve Johnson Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Tom Carman Wenger Corporation
Rick Evans Xcel Energy