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Alumni Association Board Members

The SJU Alumni Association Board works closely with the University to advise us and lead us in engaging our alumni. Board members help foster lifelong relationships with alumni and friends of Saint John's. They also demonstrate ways in which alumni can become involved and active in supporting their alma mater. For more information about serving on the Alumni Association Board, please contact Adam Herbst at 320-363-3819.

 

Office of the President

Jesse Stremcha

Jesse Stremcha '99
President
Associate Director of Operations
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Eric Burggraff

Eric Burggraff '96
Past President
A
ccounting and Finance Executive
Stephen James Associates

Mike Erpenbach

Mike Erpenbach '80
President - Elect
Financial Advisor
Waddell and Reed

Josh Otto '01
Office of the President Ambassador
Director of Talent Development
United Halth Group

Jim Platten '74

Jim Platten '74
Office of the President Ambassador
CEO
Open Cities Health Center

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith '92
Board Secretary Ambassador
Proprietor & Creative Director
Smitty's Workshop

Ex Officio

Vic Moore '72
J-Club President
Co-Owner
Franzen & Moore

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
Trustee Representative
Vice President
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

O'Connell Bill

Bill O'Connell '70
National Fellows Chair
Retired Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Eric Hollas, OSB
Monastic Representative
Senior Associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Saint John's University

The Benedictine Way Committee

Andrew Spaanem '06

Andrew Spaanem '06
VP, The Benedictine Way Committee
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual

Dick Howard

Dick Howard '72
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
President
The Fairview Foundation

Phil Kostolnik '69
The Benedictine Way Committee
Retired Director
Medtronic

Neal Olson '58

Neal Olson '58
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
Retired Physician
Olmsted Medical Center

Rick Speckmann '72
The Benedictine Way Committee
Senior Business Advisor
MRA - The Management Association

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

Student Preparation Committee

Joe Housman '04
Student Preparation Committee
VP, Student Preparation Committee
Deloitte & Touche

Josh Benson '06
Student Preparation Committee 
Senior VP General Counsel
BDH Hotel Ventures and RS Real Estate

Scott Hennis '02
Student Preparation Committee 
Owner
Curt's Salsa

Brette Hjelle '99

Student Preparation Committee 
Public Works Interagency Coordinator
City of Minneapolis

Mike Koalska '90
Student Preparation Committee
Director of Business Development
Leo A. Daly

Tom Mahowald '86
Student Preparation Committee 
Portfolio Manager
U.S. Trust

John Spies '79
Student Preparation Committee
Ecolab

Treasury Director Risk Management

Resource Development Committee

Brian Kelly '99
VP, Resource Development Committee
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual

Jim Bishop '79
Resource Development Committee
Director of Compensation and Benefits
Liberty Diversified International

Andy Carlson '00

Andy Carlson '00
Resource Development Committee
New Counsel
Brookridge Investments 

 Kevin Krueger '06
Resource Development Committee
Associate Marketing Manager & New Business Development
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Steve Norton '00
Resource Development Committee
Realtor and Attorney
Norton Realty, Inc.

Student Recruitment Committee

Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy ' 85
VP, Student Recruitment Committee
COO
Keko Supply Company

John Laliberte '74
Student Recruitment Committee
Retired Teacher
South St.Paul Schools

Brian Traxler

Brian Traxler '01
Student Recruitment Committee
Social Studies Teacher
Convent of the Visitation School

Alumni Connections Committee

Todd Stoffel

Todd Stoffel '90
VP, Alumni Connections Committee
CFO/COO 
MSpace Inc.

Art Boylan '01

Art Boylan '01
Alumni Connections Committee
Attorney and Shareholder
Anthony Ostland Baer and Louwagie

Chris Dardis '97
Student Preparation Committee  & Alumni Connections Committee
Vice President
Versique HR Search & Consulting

Luke Fischer '08
Alumni Connections Committee
City Administrator
City of Watertown

Brian Jennissen '11

Alumni Connections Committee
Application Engineer
Innovent Air Handling Equipment

Leif Johnson '02
Alumni Connections Committee
Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking
Associated Bank

Brian Kirchoff '00
Alumni Connections Committee - Ambassador
Senior Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jim Miller '79
Alumni Connections Committee
American Family Insurance Agent
James Miller Agency, Inc.

Todd Mueller '74
Alumni Connections Committee
Publisher
BluStone Group

Mike Ramler

Mike Ramler '90
Alumni Connections Committee
Account Director
Express Scripts, Inc.

John Ries '13
Alumni Connections Committee
Restaurant Partnerships
Foodsby, LLC

Andrew Salvato '08
Alumni Connections Committee
Mid West Regional Account Executive
Genesys

Jeff Starbird '75

Jeff Starbird '75
Alumni Connections Committee
CPA/Partner
Lurie, LLP

 Charlie Carr '03
Alumni Connections Committee
Teacher
Wayzata Schools 

Alumni Assoc. Mission

"To strengthen and perpetuate the bond of friendship formed in college days, to advance the welfare - spiritual and temporal - of its members and to further the interests of alma mater."

Related Links

For more information:

Adam Herbst '99
Director of Alumni Relations
Saint John's University
320-363-3819