Minnesota Historical Society Elects Members to its Executive Council

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Release dated: 
November 17, 2022
Media contacts: 

Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, allison.ortiz@mnhs.org
Suzanne Herrick, 612-247-3079, suzanne.herrick@mnhs.org 

Minnesota Historical Society Elects Members to its Executive Council

Elections include one new member and four existing members

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) elected members to its Executive Council at its 173rd annual meeting in St. Paul on November 9. Diana Schutter, Mendota Heights, was elected to a three-year term. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the investment consulting profession and has served on numerous investment committees for local nonprofit organizations. 

In addition, MNHS Executive Council members Richard Engebretson, Wayzata, and Krista O’Malley, St. Paul, were re-elected to second three-year terms. Thomas Forsythe, Minneapolis, and Daniel Schmechel, St. Paul, were re-elected to the Executive Council for third three-year terms.

“We are fortunate to have the support and service of so many dedicated individuals,” said David Hakensen, MNHS Executive Council President. “Each member of our Executive Council generously gives their time and talent to help the organization carry out its mission of sharing our state’s stories and connecting all Minnesotans to its history. We look forward to adding Diana’s expertise and insights to the leadership of the organization.”

The Executive Council is the Minnesota Historical Society’s governing board. Rosters of MNHS’s Executive, Emeritus, and Honorary Council members can be viewed at mnhs.org/about/leadership.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.