MPR Board of Trustees

August 2017

Officers of the Board

  • Dave Murphy, Chair
  • Bradbury H Anderson, Vice Chair
  • Jon McTaggart, President
  • Mary Brainerd, Secretary
  • Emery Koenig, Treasurer

Trustees

The year Trustee joined MPR's Board of Directors is denoted in parenthesis

  • Bradbury H Anderson, Retired CEO and Vice Chairman, Best Buy Inc. (2003)
  • Wendy Bennett, Consultant to Foundations in Global Health (2015)
  • Larry Berger, Executive Vice President & CTO, Ecolab (2014)
  • Mary Brainerd, Former CEO, Health Partners (2014)
  • Dr. Paula Carlson, President, Luther College (2016)
  • Julie Causey, Chairman Emeritus, Western Band (2017)
  • Patrick J Denzer, Partner, TigerRisk Partners (2006)
  • Jim Dwyer, Chairman & CEO, Michael foods, Inc. (2013)
  • Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President Legal Affairs & General Counsel, 3M Corporation (2014)
  • Ian Friendly, CEO, Recombinetics, Inc. (2007)
  • Sima Griffith, Managing Principal, Aethlon Capital LLC (2017)
  • Libby Hlavka, President, Driscoll Foundation (2017)
  • Omar Ishrak, CEO and Chairman, Medtronic PLC (2016)
  • Rick King, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Thomson Reuters (2011)
  • Emery Koenig, Retired Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer of Cargill (2010)
  • Jonathan Low, Predictiv Consulting (2014)
  • Nancy Lyons, President & CEO, Clockwork (2014)
  • Jon McTaggart, President & CEO, Minnesota Public Radio (2011)
  • Kate Mortenson, President & CEO, 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee (2012)
  • Dave Murphy, Retired President & CEO, Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. (2012)
  • Dr Mary Nichols, Dean, College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • Liwanag Ojala, CEO CaringBridge (2016)
  • Bryan K. Phillips, Senior Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, General Counsel & Secretary, Surmodics, Inc.
  • Julian Poon, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP (2017)
  • Nii-Ayite Quaye, Vice President Mergers and Acquistions, Pentair plc (2016)
  • Kate Quinn, Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Bancorp (2016)
  • Steven M Rothschild, Chair and Founder, Twin Cites Rise (1987-2005) (2006)
  • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group (2017)
  • Patricia S Simmons, MD, Executive Medical Director Health Policy Emertus, Mayo Clinic (2014)
  • Jean Taylor, President, Life is Now (2013)
  • Rodney Young, CEO & President, Delta Dental of MN (2016)

Active Life Trustees

  • Susan Boren (1985)
  • Randall J Hogan (2002)
  • Karin Larson (2002)
  • Addison (Tad) Piper (1986)

Honorary Life Trustees

  • William Pearce (1988)
  • Robert J Sivertsen (1968)
  • Joanne Von Blon (1975-83, 1986)

President Emeritus, Minnesota Public Radio

  • William H. Kling (1967)

Note: Members of the Board can be reached by mail c/o Minnesota Public Radio, 480 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.

Public Information and Opportunities

Minnesota Public Radio Board of Trustee meetings and Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Find schedules for specific dates, times and locations for advisory council meetings. All board and committee meetings are held at MPR|APM, 480 Cedar Street in St Paul.