This select group of top regional business leaders is an important source of knowledge and influence in Southern Minnesota. The group meets twice each year to offer high-level analysis of trends, opportunities, and changes in the region and beyond. Their experienced counsel helps to inform The Foundation's work and planning.

Leigh Johnson, Rochester
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Custom Alarm
Chair, Leadership Circle

Angie Bastian, North Mankato
President, Angie’s Kettle Corn

Dan Bastian, North Mankato
CEO, Angie’s Kettle Corn

Jean Burkhardt, Welcome
Past SMIF Board Chair

Dan Christianson, Preston
CEO, F & M Community Bank 

Bill Davis, Utica
President, Osborn Medical Corporation 

Mark Davis, Le Sueur
President, Davisco Foods International Inc. 

Louise (Lou) Dickmeyer, Mankato
CEO, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Dick Downs, Mankato
CEO, Downs Food Group

Mike Downs, Mankato
President, Downs Food Group

Doug Fahrforth, Lake Crystal
CFO, Blue Star Power Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey Grev, Austin
Director of Legislative Affairs, Hormel Foods Corporation

Bob Hoffman, Waseca
Retired, Minnesota State University

Michael Jacobs, Mankato
Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Tory Johnson, Rochester
Vice President, IBM Systems

Fred W. Krahmer, Fairmont
Attorney, Profinium, Inc.
SMIF Board Chair

Spencer Kubat, Wells
VP Sales & Marketing, Wells Concrete Products Company

Scott Kubicek, Owatonna
Owner, Advantage Cabinets Inc.

Walt Ling, Rochester
Retired, IBM Corporation

Chuck Mayhew, Kenyon
CEO, Foldcraft Company 

Gary Noble, Blooming Prairie
President/CEO, Bio-Plastic Solutions LLC

Tim Penny, Owatonna
President & CEO, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Brett Reese, Northfield
Managing Principal, Rebound Enterprises

Sarah Richards
President/CEO Jones Metal Incorporated

Tom Rosen, Fairmont
President, Rosen's Diversified Incorporated 

Jennifer Sawyer, Northfield
Past SMIF Board Chair
Principal, Rebound Enterprises

Chad Suprenant, Mankato
President, I&S Group

Jennifer Thompson, Mankato
CPA, Senior Manager, Swanson Hinsch and Co.

Steve Underdahl, Faribault
President, Professional Contractors Inc.

John Wade, Rochester
General Manager, Clements Chevrolet * Cadillac * Subaru

Jim Wendorff, Owatonna
Vice President Human Resources, Viracon

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