MPR Board of Trustees

May 2018

Officers of the Board

  • Mary Brainerd, Chair
  • Dave Murphy, Vice Chair
  • Jon McTaggart, President
  • Liwanag Ojala, Secretary
  • Larry Berger, Treasurer

Trustees

The year Trustee joined MPR’s Board of Trustees is denoted in parenthesis

  • 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 Bank (2017)
  • Jim Dwyer, President & CEO, 8th Ave Food & Provisions (2013)
  • Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President Legal Affairs & General Counsel, 3M Corporation (2014)
  • Ian Friendly, Retired COO, General Mills (2007)
  • Sima Griffith, Managing Principal, Aethlon Capital LLC (2017)
  • Libby Hlavka, President, Driscoll Foundation (2017)
  • Dr Kenneth Holmen, President & CEO, CentraCare Health (2018)
  • Omar Ishrak, CEO & Chairman, Medtronic Inc. (2016)
  • Rick King, EVP, Operations, Thomson Reuters (2011)
  • Emery Koenig, Retired Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer, Cargill Inc. (2010)
  • Jonathan Low, Predictiv Consulting (2014)
  • Nancy Lyons, President & CEO, Clockwork Active Media (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)
  • Liwanag Ojala, CEO CaringBridge (2016)
  • Bryan K Phillips, Senior Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, General Counsel & Secretary, Surmodics, Inc.
  • Julian Poon, Attorney-at-Law, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP (2017)
  • Nii-Ayite Quaye, Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, Pentair plc (2016)
  • Kate Quinn, Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Bancorp (2016)
  • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group (2017)
  • Patricia S Simmons, MD, Executive Medical Director Health Policy Emeritus, Mayo Clinic (2014)
  • Jean Taylor, President, Life is Now (2013)
  • Rodney Young, CEO & President, Delta Dental of Minnesota (2016)

Active Life Trustees

  • Susan Boren, Retired Partner, Spencer Stuart
  • Randall J Hogan
  • Karin Larson, Retired Chair, Capital Research, Inc.
  • Addison (Tad) Piper, Retired Chairman & CEO, Piper Jaffrey Companies, Inc.
  • Steven M Rothschild, Chair & Founder, Twin Cites Rise

Honorary Life Trustees

  • William Pearce (1988)
  • 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 The Kling Public Media Center, 480 Cedar Street in St Paul.