Four new members added to SJU Board of Trustees

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June 26, 2017

Four new members have been appointed to the Saint John’s University Board of Trustees.

Gretchen Agee, Dusan Kosic '07, Brian McGrane '93 and Bennett Morgan '85 were named trustees. SJU trustees serve three-year terms, and are eligible to serve three consecutive terms.

All four begin their terms July 1. The board consists of 35 members.

Gretchen Agee

Agee is the director of strategic development in the investment division at Thrivent Financial. Prior to that position, she served as an internal business consultant for the company. Agee received her law degree from the University of Virginia in 2004, and served as an attorney for Dorsey and Whitney LLP from October 2005 to June 2011. She served on the school board at Saint John’s Preparatory School from 2006-16, and currently serves on the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows Alumni Board.


Kosic, a native of Bosnia-Herzegovina, received a degree in biology from SJU in 2007. After his graduation, he was invited to Belgrade, Serbia, to assist the government in attracting and supporting foreign direct investments in the country. He is currently co-owner and managing partner of HTEC LLC, the third fastest growing technology company in Central and Eastern Europe. Kosic is focusing on further HTEC growth through establishing global cooperation partnerships.

Brian McGrane

McGrane has responsibility for the financial aspects of Ameriprise's four operating segments. In addition, he leads Group M&A and Corporate Acturial. Prior to joining Ameriprise in 1999, he was an audit manager at KPMG, focused on serving a diverse set of investment management, lending, brokerage and insurance lients. McGrane has a bachelor's degree in accouting from SJU. Previous nonprofit board membership includes Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Academy of Holy Angels and Greater Twin Cities United Way Community Impact Committee. 

Bennett Morgan

Morgan retired in May 2016 as president and chief operating officer of Polaris Industries Inc. – positions he held since April 2005. Morgan served as vice president and general manager of the ATV Division from 2001-05. Before that, he was general manager of the parts, garments and accessories division from 1997-2001. He joined Polaris in 1987, and spent 10 years in various marketing, product development and operations responsibilities at the company. Morgan currently serves as a director of Generac Holdings, Inc., and the Minnesota Wild Foundation.