Minnesota Historical Society Names Peggy Ingison Chief Financial Officer

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Release dated: 
August 19, 2011
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Lory Sutton, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3140, lory.sutton@mnhs.org
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Minnesota Historical Society Names Peggy Ingison Chief Financial Officer

The Minnesota Historical Society announced today that Peggy Ingison will join the Society as its chief financial officer, effective Sept. 12, 2011.

Ingison has been chief financial officer for the Minneapolis Public Schools since January 2007.  She served the State of Minnesota as commissioner of finance from February 2004 to December 2006, and was the state’s assistant commissioner and budget director from July 1996 to February 2004.  Prior to her 10 years of leadership with the Minnesota Department of Finance, she worked for the Minnesota State Senate Finance Committee and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She also worked at Bemidji State University where she earned her degree in accounting.

“The Minnesota Historical Society is indeed fortunate to have Peggy Ingison join us in this all-important role at a critical time in the Society’s history,” said Stephen Elliott, director and CEO.  “Her vast experience in finance, coupled with her knowledge of Minnesota and state operations will serve us well as we navigate a challenging financial environment and chart our future course.” 

As chief financial officer, Ingison will serve on the senior leadership team and will be responsible for oversight of all financial functions including accounting, audit, budget development, contracting, risk management, purchasing, payroll, endowment and financial planning. 

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.