MPR Board of Trustees

August 2017

Officers of the Board

  • Dave Murphy, Chair
  • Mary Brainerd, Vice Chair
  • Jon McTaggart, President
  • Liwanag Ojala, Secretary
  • Emery Koenig, Treasurer

Trustees

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

  • Bradbury H Anderson, Retired CEO & 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 Bank (2017)
  • Patrick J Denzer, Partner, TigerRisk Partners (2006)
  • Jim Dwyer, President & CEO, Michael Foods, Inc. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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, Attorney-at-Law, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP (2017)
  • Nii-Ayite Quaye, Vice President Mergers & Acquistions, Pentair plc (2016)
  • Kate Quinn, Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Bancorp (2016)
  • Steven M Rothschild, Chair & Founder, Twin Cites Rise (1987-2005) (2006)
  • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President & 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 Minnesota (2016)

Active Life Trustees

  • Susan Boren, Retired Partner, Spencer Stuart
  • Randall J Hogan, Chairman & CEO, Pentair, Ltd.
  • Karin Larson, Retired Chair, Capital Research, Inc.
  • Addison (Tad) Piper, Retired Chairman & CEO, Piper Jaffrey Companies, Inc.

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 MPR|APM, 480 Cedar Street in St Paul.