Title:Chief Financial Officer
Ken is a Finance Director for Corporate Services within UnitedHealth Group. He governs the P&L for UHG’s Real Estate, Procurement, and Risk departments, with operations and internal stakeholders located around the world.
Ken has over 20 years of experience in traditional FP&A support and I.T. project management. He has had success in growth-oriented, process improvement situations that called for establishing financial operations, department recovery, and/or M&A integrations.
Ken currently resides in Burnsville, MN with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting from Bethel University in St. Paul and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. Ken enjoys cycling, traveling, attending his son’s baseball games and nights spent gaming with his friend
Katie is a Sr. Human Resources Business Partner for North America Benefits at H.B. Fuller. In her role with H.B. Fuller she works to maintain a competitive and sustainable employee benefit program that attracts and retains top talent in the adhesives industry.
Katie has a broad range of experience gained from the various positions she has held during the 15 years she worked in higher education, in addition to skills and experience gained through her work in government and manufacturing. Her current role in Human Resources focuses on employee benefits and vendor relationship management. She has a record of success in project management, strategic employee benefit plan design, process improvement, and fundraising.
Katie is an active member of her community and is the current treasurer for the MV Girls Hockey Club. She is also a proud alumna of St. Catherine University, where she earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Marketing, Management and Finance, and Augsburg University where she earned a Master of Business Administration.
Title:Sr. Human Resources Business Partner for North America Benefits
John currently oversees the payroll department at Land O’Lakes focusing on mergers and acquisitions, global payroll, compliance, and process improvement. Prior to Land O’Lakes, John has had roles of increasing responsibility at G&K Services, Ceridian, and Travelers Insurance. Before starting his career in payroll, John was a high school math teacher. He has his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Kansas. John currently resides in Cottage Grove with his wife and two children.
Title:Payroll Center Manager
Eric has 22 years’ experience in the financial services industry, most recently at Ameriprise administering an Oracle Service Cloud deployment. Prior to joining the MCFS Board, Eric served for as the Board Treasurer for East Side Neighborhood Development Company. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota and he has an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. Eric lives in Saint Paul with his wife and two children.
Title:Lead Business Systems Administrator
Bryan is a marketing expert who partners with business executives to grow their business and improve operations. After spending 15 years working in product development and marketing for a fortune 500 company, Bryan knows how to work effectively across multiple groups and regions to develop strategic business plans that solve customer challenges, grow the business and drive operational efficiencies.
Currently, Bryan leads the Institutional Latin America marketing team reporting to the Latin America General Manager. In this role, Bryan is responsible for leading the development and execution of the strategic business plan, partnering with the leadership team to drive business growth initiatives designed to achieve goals in revenue and profit.
Prior to this role, Bryan spent time in multiple Global and North America marketing roles focused on strategic planning and development, business P&L management, product development and talent development.
Bryan holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Bryan has been married to his wife Sarah for almost 5 years. Together they have a 4-year-old son named Sawyer, a 2-year-old daughter named Parker and a miniature a golden doodle, Daisy. In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, exercising and playing recreational sports.
Title:Senior Marketing Director, Institutional Latin America
Christine Jackson is a Sr. Director in the Global Health Policy, Reimbursement, and Health Economics Department at Medtronic. In this role, Christine works to shape federal health policy for Medtronic devices, therapies, and services, with a specific focus on leading the policy analysis and development for value-based health care initiatives. In addition, Christine serves as a corporate liaison to the Latin American Reimbursement Leadership Council, providing coordination and guidance to the team in Latin America as part of the reimbursement function’s global strategy.
Christine joined Medtronic in August 1997 and has served in various health policy and reimbursement roles throughout her years with the company, including roles in the Neuromodulation and Cardiac Rhythm Heart Failure businesses. Christine has experience in strategic reimbursement planning, health policy and advocacy, reimbursement training and education, and clinical study reimbursement. Christine started her career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Christine graduated from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law (formerly William Mitchell College of Law) in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she received her Juris Doctor in the spring of 2016. In October 2016, she was admitted to the bar and is now a licensed attorney in the state of Minnesota.
Title:Sr. Director, Global Health Policy, Reimbursement, & Health Economics
Deb has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Deb helps clients establish and implement human resources efforts that effectively communicate and support the organization’s strategic vision. Areas of expertise include succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits management, compliance and employee communications. Deb has a B.A in Human Resource Management and holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP credentials which make her a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. Deb has held various volunteer roles within HR professional associations and now wants to focus her volunteer time on community programs.
Title:Founder and Principal Consultant
Bill Richard was most recently the Global Head of IT Operations Service Delivery with MoneyGram. Prior to MoneyGram he served as Director of Information Technology at UnitedHealth Group and was responsible for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence in the areas of Development and Operational support. Preceding this, he served as Sr. Manager of Information Technology at UnitedHealth Group and was responsible for the Mergers and Acquisition Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence areas from December 2007 to 2012. From 2002 to 2007 Mr. Richard served as Managing Partner at Creative Storage Solutions, a custom closet and wine cellar distributor. From 1996 to 2001 Mr. Richard also held a variety of information Technology positions at HealthPartners. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Richard served as a Director of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul.
Mr. Richard serves on the Habitat for Humanity board of Directors for St Croix Valley. He is the board chair and a member of the executive committee and the former treasurer. He recently led the Search Committee for the selection of a new Executive Director at SCVHFH. Prior to SCVHFH, Bill was a member for the MSHA Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association Board of Directors additionally, he has served on the product advisory Board of Directors at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Mr. Richard holds a Master of Art degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, CPM certified project management from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelors in Education and minor in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University.
He and his wife, Karen, recently relocated to Lake Elmo, MN and have two sons, Patrick (24) who is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota and Tucker (20) who is a Junior at the University of Minnesota.
Clive is an experienced general manager, executive, and entrepreneur. Currently, Clive is the Senior Business Director for the 100/200/400 Series businesses at Andersen Corporation (Andersen Windows & Doors). In this role, he has Profit and Loss responsibility for 3 large product businesses. Prior to his current role, Clive was co-founder and Principal of a food distribution holding company that had 300 retail outlets in 5 countries. Previously, he has led finance, strategy, marketing, and sales functions in the construction industry, food sector, and for an advisory firm, on three continents.
Clive has been active in the communities where he has lived, particularly in education, serving on advisory boards for schools and most recently on the board for an early childhood development school – Morning Glory Montessori, in Minneapolis.
Clive holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Title:Senior Business Director
Deb is an experienced, collaborative, globally-minded executive leader with a proven record in leading cross-functional teams, streamlining processes and supporting growth through the identification and implementation of cross-departmental synergies. Deb currently helps technology and technology services companies navigate vendor and customer relationships through effective and efficient processes and contracts. She is passionate about applying her skills and experience in ways to help educationally focused non-profits maximize efficiencies and help their communities. Deb currently lives in Lino Lakes with her husband and two sons.
Title:Sr Counsel - Commercial Transactions
Peter is a Partner with Nussbaumer Projects, a consulting firm with offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Hamburg (Germany). He currently is heading their Twin Cities office, overseeing all project delivery and business development in the local market. Prior to joining this role, Peter spent over a decade with Accenture’s technology strategy practice in both Germany and the US. His areas of expertise are business and IT strategy, enterprise architecture, as well as project and change management. Peter has served clients in various industries with a special focus on Financial Services and Consumer Products. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science for Business Administration from the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. Peter lives in Woodbury with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and game nights with family and friends.
Bill is currently a Manager for the Technology Leadership Development Program (TLDP) at Travelers Insurance. He is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and coaching high potential candidates, and preparing them for leadership positions in Travelers’ Technology organization. Bill has been with Travelers for 24 years. Prior to that he held various positions in the Information Technology field, primarily at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI. Outside of work, Bill has actively volunteered for and/or led many community, church and corporate events and activities.
Bill holds a BS in Management/Management Information Systems degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Bill currently resides in Hudson, WI with his wife and son. The Hudson area provides a great environment for him to enjoy cycling, (motor and pedal), hiking, and kayaking.
Title:Manager – Technology Leadership Development Program
Tammy’s passion for nonprofit work began when the MCFS program began at the Stillwater Correctional Facility in 1997. She saw a perfect trifecta of services meeting three needs in the community – a quality technology solution for equipment donors, skills training for an underserved population that benefits the community, and affordable technology solutions for schools. After 19 years she feels the work that MCFS accomplishes is more important than ever.
Katie’s passion for nonprofit marketing began with a summer internship during college and has continued to grow ever since. She believes that everyone should have access to quality education and training and is excited to go to work everyday to share the mission and impact of MCFS.