Board of Directors

Our outstanding board provides strategic leadership, maintains fiduciary responsibility, connects us to community resources and helps set the direction of our organization in providing career and college readiness programs.

AchieveMpls Board of Directors

Officers

Abdul Omari, PhD

Chair
Founder and CEO, AMO Enterprise

Shamayne Braman

Vice Chair
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Sonos

Nick Hara

Treasurer
Senior Manager for Business Tax Services, KPMG LLP

Members

Martin Abrams

Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience, Inspire Medical Systems

Brett Bohlander

Owner/President, Atlas Manufacturing

Shamayne Braman

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Sonos

James Burroughs

Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Children’s Minnesota

Kristina Carlson

Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, U.S. Bank

John Conlin

Senior Vice President, Target Properties

 

 

Rochelle Cox

Ex Officio
Interim Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools

Scott Cummings

Minnesota Market Lead, Accenture

Laura Day

EVP & Chief Business Officer, MN Twins

Kim Ellison

Ex Officio
Chair, Minneapolis Board of Education

Jacob Frey

Ex Officio
Mayor, City of Minneapolis

Derek Fried

SVP Global Advisory Structured Trade Finance, Wells Fargo

Art Gardner, Jr.

Construction Manager, Hillcrest Development, LLLP.

Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou

President, Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Danielle Grant

Ex Officio
President and CEO, Achieve Twin Cities

Michelle Grogg

Executive Director, The Cargill Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Development, Cargill, Inc.

Nerita Hughes, PhD

Dean of Business, Technology, Career & Workforce Development, North Hennepin Community College

Anil Hurkadli

Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Steve Liss

Retired Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Minneapolis Public Schools

Elizabeth Nelson

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Bradley Pederson

Partner, Business and Securities Group, Maslon LLP

Caralie Roisum

Director of Marketing and Creative Services, APi Group

Brian Roth

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dara Rudick

Founder and CEO, Management HQ, LLC

Amber Ruffin

Health Equity Program Manager, Be The Match

Jeff Savage

Senior Vice President, Chief Audit and Financial Services Officer, Xcel Energy

 

Mike Smoczyk

Director of Professional Development, Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc.

Sara Stamschror-Lott

CEO/Founder, Creative Kuponya

John Stanoch

Twin Cities Business Leader

Elizabeth Stevens

Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Director of Financial Aid, St. Catherine University

Tony Tolliver

Director of Workforce Innovation, Center for Economic Inclusion

Sam Walling

Partner, Jones Day

Mat Watson

Senior Vice President Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Best Buy

Chrissie Weyenberg

Director of Internal Audit, General Mills