Leadership Circle

This select group of top regional business leaders is an important source of knowledge and influence in Southern Minnesota. The group meets twice each year to offer high-level analysis of trends, opportunities, and changes in the region and beyond. Their experienced counsel helps to inform The Foundation's work and planning.

Leigh Johnson, Rochester
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Custom Alarm
Chair, Leadership Circle

Kendrick Adkins, Rochester
CFO, Mayo Clinic

Angie Bastian, North Mankato
President, Angie’s Kettle Corn

Dan Bastian, North Mankato
CEO, Angie’s Kettle Corn

Gary Burandt, North Mankato
Retired, General Manager, Kato Engineering

Jean Burkhardt, Welcome
Past SMIF Board Chair

Dan Christianson, Preston
CEO, F & M Community Bank 

Doug Cook, New Ulm
Consultant, Firmenich

Bill Davis, Utica
President, Osborn Medical Corporation 

Mark Davis, Le Sueur
President, Davisco Foods International Inc. 

Louise (Lou) Dickmeyer, Madison Lake

Dick Downs, Mankato
CEO, Downs Food Group

Doug Fahrforth, Lake Crystal
CFO, Blue Star Power Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey Grev, Austin
Director of Legislative Affairs, Hormel Foods Corporation

Kim Halvorson, Faribault
Owner, BioWood Processing, LLC

Bob Hoffman, Mankato
Retired, Minnesota State University

Michael Jacobs, Mankato
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Tory Johnson, Rochester
Vice President, IBM Systems

Fred W. Krahmer, Fairmont
Attorney, Krahmer Law Office 

Spencer Kubat, Wells
VP Sales & Marketing, Wells Concrete Products Company

Scott Kubicek, Owatonna
Owner, Advantage Cabinets Inc.

Tim Lidstrom, Mankato
President/Broker/CCIM,Lidstrom Commercial Realtors

Walt Ling, Rochester
Retired, IBM Corporation

Judy Lundy, Rochester
Retired, Mill Creek Life Sciences LLC

Fred Lutz, North Mankato
Retired, Lutz-Lloyd Enterprises

Chuck Mayhew, Kenyon
CEO, Foldcraft Company 

Gary Noble, Blooming Prairie
President/CEO, Bio-Plastic Solutions LLC

Bill Otis, New Ulm
President/CEO, New Ulm Telecom

Tim Penny, Owatonna
President & CEO, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Brett Reese, Northfield
Managing Principal, Rebound Enterprises

Tom Rosen, Fairmont
President, Rosen's Diversified Incorporated 

Jennifer Sawyer, Northfield
SMIF Board Chair
Principal, Rebound Enterprises

Kelly Schuller, Owatonna
President, Viracon

Chad Suprenant, Mankato
President, I&S Group

Jennifer Thompson, Mankato

Steve Underdahl, Faribault
President, Professional Contractors Inc.

John Wade, Rochester
General Manager, Clements Chevrolet * Cadillac * Subaru

Jim Wendorff, Owatonna
Vice President Human Resources, Viracon