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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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Committee members help shape the Chapter’s programs, activities and areas of focus. Put your skills and talents to work in any of the following areas. To join a committee, or to learn more about them, contact Executive Director Linda Luksan at

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee provides opportunities for members to give back to the community and to build and strengthen relationships within the Chapter. This committee convenes periodically to coordinate legal service and community service projects throughout the year.

  • Christine Arrell, Twin City Fan
  • Nicole Cameli, Emerson
  • Kate Daly, SFM Mutual Insurance Company
  • Fred Dawe, Entchen, Ltd.​ (Co-Chair)
  • Jim Denniston, Xcel Energy
  • Jimmy Greenblatt, Marco
  • Sara Kilian, Perforce Software
  • Craig McDowell, US Bank (Co-Chair)
  • Abigail Nesbitt, CHS Inc.
  • Mark Privratsky, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Michael Skoglund, Cargill 
  • Kelly Steffens, United Natural Foods, Inc.

Education and Professional Development Committee

This committee meets monthly via video conference to help plan ACC Minnesota events, including CLE programs and networking socials. Committee members work with sponsors to deliver relevant content and to provide opportunities for ACC MN members to build relationships with legal peers from other organizations.

  • Lisa Ackerman, Advanced Bionics LLP
  • Eric Brotten
  • Bryan Carter, Wells Fargo
  • Dave Cherner, Clear Capital
  • Mandi Crane, Pentair
  • Erin Davenport, Johnson Brothers
  • Fred Dawe, Entchen, Ltd.
  • Tom Evenson, Daikin Applied
  • Derek Goodman, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Jonathon Heinonen, Dayforce
  • Mike Mather, HealthEZ
  • David Munn, Pramata Corporation
  • Mark Privratsky, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Daniel Santos, UCare
  • Colleen Schmid, Wells Fargo 
  • Kent Schoen, ClarityPay, Inc. (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Sederstrom, Fortra
  • Karin Simonson, Envoy Medical (Co-Chair)
  • Todd Sorensen, Capella University
  • Matt Stortz, Securian Financial
  • Carly Stephani, Medtronic

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works to increase Chapter membership, retain current members, and to increase and encourage active participation by members in Chapter events. Most of this committee's work is accomplished via email.

  • Kevin Armstrong, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Derek Goodman, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC (Co-Chair)
  • Ryan Hoch, CHS
  • Kirk Johnson, Heartland Financial (Co-Chair)
  • Adam Matheson, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Kelly Steffens, United Natural Foods, Inc.

Sounding Board Committee

ACC MN Sounding Board gatherings provide opportunities for members to connect and develop their leadership skills through small-group discussions of curated content. The Sounding Board Committee meets on an informal schedule via video/phone conference (approximately every eight to ten weeks) to identify the discussion topics and relevant resources for attendees at these gatherings.

  • Brenda Arndt, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Tom Atchison, The Goodman Group
  • Eric Brotten
  • Mary Dean, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  • Vanessa DeCourcy, Wells Fargo (Co-Chair)
  • Ted Koshiol, FICO
  • Ethan Mobley, Getac, Inc.
  • Dawn Rausch, Best Buy (Co-Chair)
  • Alex Solomon, Motive