Committees

Career Management Committee

The Career Management Committee designs substantive programs on career development as well as planning events which offer networking opportunities for member attorneys.  The committee plans such events as Get Connected, Networking Socials and the annual Wine Tasting.

  • Michael Auger, U.S. Energy

  • Lori Berreman, MMIC Group

  • Cindy Eidnes, Beacon Hill Staffing 

  • William Lutz, PBH Marine

  • Heidi Mason, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

  • Abby Nesbitt, Winthrop Resources Corporation

  • Joe Pingatore, Western National Insurance Co. (Chair)

  • Larry Starns

  • Tom Stephan

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee develops strategies and tools to facilitate information sharing throughout the Chapter and increase member access to Chapter and National programs and resources.  This committee works on webinars, the Chapter's electronic newsletter, and maintains the Chapter website.

  • Dan Goldman, Mayo Foundation (Chair)

  • Christine Arrell, Twin City Fan

  • Michael Dewberry

  • Eric Lambert, Digital River, Inc.

  • Heidi Mason, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

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 coordinates both legal service and community service projects throughout the year.

  • Christine Arrell, Twin City Fan

  • Gulzar Babaeva, Target Corporation (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Clauson, Integra

  • Fred Dawe, Comtrol Corporation (Co-Chair)

  • Vanessa Denis, Best Buy

  • Jim Denniston, Xcel Energy

  • Nicole James Gilchrist, Ameriprise Financial

  • Ivory Ruud, U.S. Bank

  • Christine Ruppert, Honeywell

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.

  • Robyn Anderson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

  • Bryan Carter, Wells Fargo

  • Michael Dewberry
  • Ben Diederick, Medtronic (Chair)

  • Robert Fischer, Equus Computer Services
  • Kirk Johnson, TCF Bank
  • Allison Luse

  • Geraint Powell, Berkley Risk

  • Lisa Riedesel, Target


Program Committee

The Program Committee plans and executes educational programs for Chapter members and other in-house attorneys.  This committee plans Lunch & Learns, the General Counsel Forum, the Legal Sampler, and special events that include substantive legal topics.

  • Bryan Carter, Wells Fargo (Chair)

  • Fred Dawe, Comtrol Corporation

  • Dave Langworthy, Trane

  • Kristin LeBre, ValueVision Media

  • David Munn, Pramata Corporation

  • Lisa Riedesel, Target

  • Sarah Sederstrom, Wells Fargo Bank

  • Violet Struss, ALLETE
  • Helen Winder, Det-Tronics


Sponsorship Committee

  • Bryan Carter, Wells Fargo

  • David Munn, Pramata Corporation

  • Lisa Riedesel, Target

  • Lori Berreman, MMIC Group

  • Violet Struss, ALLETE

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