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Leadership

Senior Leadership

  • D. Stephen Elliott, Director & Chief Executive Officer
  • Pat Gaarder, Deputy Director, Programs
  • Andrea Kajer, Deputy Director, External Relations 
  • Diane Adams-Graf Director, Facilities & Risk Management
  • John Crippen, Director, Historic Sites & Museums
  • Pat Emerson, Director, Archaeology
  • Tim Hoogland, Director, Education Outreach
  • Barbara Howard, Director, Historic Preservation
  • Peggy Ingison, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jennifer Jones, Director, Library & Collections
  • Wendy Jones, Director, Education
  • David Kelliher, Director, Public Policy & Community Relations
  • Karen Marano, Director, Human Resources, Volunteers & Interns
  • Dennis Meissner, Head of Collections Management
  • Pam McClanahan, Director, Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Jill Rudnitski, Chief Development Officer
  • Rose Sherman, Director, Enterprise Development
  • Dan Spock, Director, History Center Museum, Exhibitions & Diversity Initiatives
  • Lory Sutton, Chief Marketing Officer

Governing Board

Officers

  • William R. Stoeri, President
  • Missy Staples Thompson, First Vice President
  • Ruth Huss, Vice President
  • D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
  • Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

Executive Council

  • Kathleen Blatz
  • Suzanne Blue
  • Kurt BlueDog
  • Robert Bruininks
  • Brenda J. Child
  • Judith S. Corson
  • D. Stephen Elliott
  • Michael Farnell
  • Phyllis Rawls Goff
  • William D. Green
  • David R. Hakensen
  • Ruth S. Huss
  • Martha Kaemmer
  • Dennis L. Lamkin
  • Kirby Law
  • Charles Mahar
  • Dean M. Nelson
  • Dennis Nguyen
  • Elizabeth M. Nordlie
  • Peter Reis
  • Peter Reyes, Jr.
  • Susan Kenny Stevens
  • William R. Stoeri
  • Karen Wilson Thissen
  • Missy Staples Thompson
  • Ben Vander Kooi
  • Eleanor Winston
  • Warren Zaccaro

Ex-Officio

  • Mark Dayton, Governor
  • Yvonne Prettner Solon, Lieutenant Governor
  • Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
  • Lori Swanson, Attorney General
  • Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Emeritus Council

  • D. H. Ankeny, Jr.+
  • Charles W. Arnason+
  • Sharon Avent
  • Bruce W. Bean+
  • Gretchen U. Beito+
  • Diane Berthel
  • John A. Cochrane
  • Mark Davis
  • Charlton Dietz+
  • Harold A. Frederick
  • Ram Gada
  • Robert E. Goff
  • James T. Hale
  • Marshall R. Hatfield+
  • Stanley S. Hubbard 
  • Karen A. Humphrey+
  • Lucy R. Jones+
  • Sylvia Kaplan+
  • David A. Koch+
  • David Larson
  • Elizabeth S. MacMillan+
  • Susan B. McCarthy
  • Malcolm W. McDonald
  • Donald C. McIlrath, M.D.+
  • Pierce A. McNally
  • William C. Melton+
  • Grant J. Merritt
  • Joseph S. Micallef+
  • Richard H. Nicholson
  • Kennon V. Rothchild+
  • Curtis L. Roy+
  • Janet R. Shapiro+
  • Edward Stringer
  • Kathy H. Tunheim
  • Emily A. Tuttle+ 
  • Paul A. Verret+

Honorary Council

  • Lowell C. Anderson
  • Russell Anderson
  • D. H. Ankeny, Jr.+
  • Nina M. Archabal
  • Charles W. Arnason+
  • Norbert Arnold
  • Earl Bakken
  • Bruce W. Bean+
  • Gretchen U. Beito+
  • Thomas C. Buckley
  • Clarke A. Chambers
  • Charlton Dietz+
  • Hiram M. Drache
  • Elizabeth S. Driscoll
  • Richard L. Ferrell
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Rhoda R. Gilman
  • Margaret L. Gunther
  • Marshall R. Hatfield+
  • Karen A. Humphrey+
  • Lucy R. Jones+
  • Sylvia Kaplan+
  • Alexandra (Sandy) Klas
  • Robert C. Klas
  • David A. Koch+
  • Elizabeth S. MacMillan+
  • E. Neil Mattson
  • Donald C. McIlrath, M.D.+
  • Peg Meier
  • William C. Melton+
  • Joseph S. Micallef+
  • Richard Moe
  • Walter F. Mondale
  • Larry G. Osnes
  • Fred Perez
  • Ruth Reister
  • Kennon V. Rothchild+
  • Curtis L. Roy+
  • Ramedo J. Saucedo
  • Janet R. Shapiro+
  • Robert J. Sivertsen
  • F. L. Spanier
  • William H. Spoor
  • Emily A. Tuttle+
  • Paul A. Verret+
  • Ret. Gen. John Vessey
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • Vernell Wabasha

+ Emeritus and Honorary Council Member