Bennie Businesses Online Directory

Building a strong network isn't just about making connections. It's making the right connections. Use the online directory yourself as a tool for locating services, vendors and partners who share the Saint Ben's education and Benedictine values that helped make you the businesswoman you are today. We are truly proud of the successful woman you have become and we hope that you take this opportunity to share, interact and partner with the rest of our passionate Saint Ben's alumnae community.

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Advertising, Communications & Marketing
 Accounting & Finance / Business & Business Development / Direct Sales / Education Event Management/Planning Health & Wellness Insurance Legal Management Manufacturing Nonprofit Real Estate & Interior Design



Advertising, Communications & Marketing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Association for Data-driven
Marketing & Advertising (ADMA)
Katherine Raskob '85
Director, Communications & Customer
Experience
Sydney, Australia
Bellmont Partners Johanna Holub '13
Senior Account Executive
Edina, MN
Ciceron Kristen Findley '94
VP of Consumer Insights & Technologies
Minneapolis, MN
DAYTA Marketing Afton Windsperger '16
Digital Project Manager
Waite Park, MN
Electric Pulp Wendy Wuebben Johnson '96
Senior Project Manager
Sioux Falls, SD
EPA Audio Visual, Inc. Beth Burr Dossantos '92
Marketing Manager
Rockford, MN
ETM Creative Emma Thomas-McGinnis '98
Marketing Designer
Urbandale, IA
FleishmanHillard Emily Leuthner Frager '96
SVP & Senior Partner,
General Manager Southern CA
Los Angeles, CA
Little Pepper Promotions Sandy Pfefferle Forster '82
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Public Radio |
American Public Media
Mary Heer-Forsberg '83
Development Communications Manager
St. Paul, MN
Periscope Sarah Beck '17
Associate Strategist
Minneapolis, MN
Polka Dot Powerhouse Wendi Moline Giuliano '93
Regional Support Manager
Riverside Writing Angela Sigl Janson '07
Freelance Writer
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty Incentives Kaettie Wenger '01
Promotional Consultant
Durango, CO
Target Lindsay Hall '05
Senior Public Relations Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Tiger Oak Media Lisa Fenske '13
Fulfillment Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Truck Writers Mackenzie Sullivan '15
Brand Manager/Advertising
Blaine, MN


Accounting & Finance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Atterro/Hunter Hamilton Danielle Vanderhyde '15
Recruiter
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen Sue Klick Cron '85
Director of Recruitment
Minneapolis, MN
Edward Jones Investments

Christine Berg '89
Financial Advisor

Arlington Heights, IL
Julie Kolbow Accounting Julie Ajax Kolbow '91
Bookkeeper/Small Business Accountant
Chanhassen, MN
Ledge Wealth Management, Inc. Gina Koshiol Bartell '95
Partner
Sartell, MN
RSM US LLP Alexa Bollig '14
Sr. Administrative Assistant,
National Professional Standards Group
Minneapolis, MN
Securian Financial Group Sophie Korman '15
Underwriter
St. Paul, MN
Trust Point Inc Jennifer Elston Brondell '99
Regional Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
Wipfli, LLP Lori Lowe Hume '82
Partner
Minneapolis, MN


Business & Business Development

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Apex Systems Emma Fering '16
Recruiter
Edina, MN
AminoAcids Megan Malz '12
Quality Assurance Director
St. Paul, MN
AT&T Sarah Lange '15
Sr. Specialist -
Technical Development Program
St. Cloud, MN
Capture Your Photos Holly Breitenbach Corbid '91
Owner/Photo Organizer
Stillwater, MN
Coachology.us Judy Zimmer '84
Owner
St. Louis Park, MN
Dan Welle's GM & Chrysler Chrissy Welle Hokanson '02
Vice President/Controller
Sauk Centre, MN
Elite Repeat Missy Bursey Auran '89
Owner
St. Paul, MN
Global Promotion Program Colleen Lilly '81
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Granite Equity Partners Angie Krtnick Complin '04
Talent Director
St. Cloud, MN
High Road Heating &
Cooling
Robin Bennett Johnson '88
Owner 
Rockford, MN
Hygge Wear Rebecca Brown-Medvec '91
Owner
St. Cloud, MN
Intel Missy Durand Dietrich '02
Marketing Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Jodi Mayers & Style Partners Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Wardrobe Consultant •
Presenter/Speaker • Style Expert
Minneapolis, MN
Marsh & McLennan Agency PK Kriha '91
SVP, Employee Benefits 
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Olk & Associates Mary Olk '82
Chief Coaching Officer
Minnetonka, MN
Nicole Pederson Photography Nicole Pederson '17
Owner and Photographer
St. Paul, MN
Nonprofit Data Geeks Jennifer Maza Otremba '02
Founder & Lead Salesforce Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Northland Kart Kountry
& Northland Cabin Care
Julie Spoden Degen '93
Owner
Brainerd, MN
Resurgence Small Engine Inc. Robyn Hall '14
Vice President & Webmaster
Wasilla, AK
Roaming Buffalo BBQ Rachael Lundby Webb '04
Owner
Denver, CO
SPC Commerce Katelyn Plutt '11
Associate Business Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
The Stylist Online Sarah Fastner '99
Personal Wardrobe Stylist
St. Paul, MN
Target Danielle Ostertag Gabriel '15
Inventory Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
Target Valerie Smith Olson '03
Project Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Wendel Madi Sundlof '16
PAA with a focus in sustainability
Minneapolis, MN


Direct Sales

Arbonne Katie Emerson Giles '91
Independent Consultant
Burnsville, MN
Cabi Mallory Lundeen Swierk '08
Independent Cabi Stylist
Plymouth, MN
J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN
Independent Associate
with Isagenix International
Kristi Brever Etzell '88
Executive
Kent, WA
Mary Kay Jennifer Sainsbury '03
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Mary Kay Julia Schmidt '79
Independent Beauty Consultant
Coon Rapids, MN
Mary Kay Vicki Hassing Rothstein '81
Independent Beauty Consultant
Mounds View, MN
Modere-Live Clean
with Kraig and Doreen
Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Social Marketer
St. Paul, MN
Nerium International Diane Kruczek Foss '02
Brand Partner
FL
Norwex Sarah Pokorny Johnson '09
Sales Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Rodan+Fields Katrina Lutsy Buetow '00
Level 3 Executive Consultant
Eden Prairie, MN
Rodan+Fields Valerie Smith Olson '03
Executive Consultant
Maple Grove, MN
Rodan+Fields Jessie Rasmusson Bruns '06
Executive Consultant
St. Joseph, MN
Rodan+Fields Katie Towne Winkelman '03
RFX Lexus Acheiver
Foley, MN
SeneGence International  Katie Kaproth Dufault '01
Independent Distributor
St. Paul, MN
Thirty-One Gifts Sara Sorrell Svenby '04
Senior Consultant
Cologne, MN
Tupperware Ida Slayhi Tessmer '91
Consultant
Lakeville, MN


Education

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
College of Saint Benedict and
Saint John's University
Karen Backes '87
Dean of Admission
St. Joseph, MN
Consultant for Dayna Collette Dick Krueger '77
Consultant
Silver Springs, MD
ESL Educator Elizabeth Lytle Isaac '83
ESL Educator
Greater Boston, MA
Ginosko Kids Educational Centre Virginia Cunningham '92
Director
Nassau, Bahamas
Minneapolis Public School Maria Larson '12
Fourth Grade Teacher
Minneapolis, MN
Mounds Park Academy Ashely Brown Goetzke '10
Capital Campaign and
Stewardship Manager
St. Paul, MN
My College Planning Team
Stephanie Palubicki Kennedy '78
Founder/College Admission Coach
Downers Grove, IL
Sadlier Nancy Stoner Alliegro '82
Director of Marketing
Minneapolis, MN
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Linda Dietman Arnold '75
Director of Religious Education
Sartell, MN
Think Small Tammy Tesky Ausen '98
Chief Advancement Officer
Minneapolis, MN &
St. Paul, MN


Event Management/Planning

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Aimia Samantha Noble Decker '10
Marketing Manager
Plymouth, MN
Bee Artsy...Bee Crafty, L.L.C. Ericka Baraibar Bachmeier '98
Owner, Artist
Rogers, MN
Don't Blink Events Katie Krois Quade '10
Founder
Sydney, NSW
Australia
HelmsBriscoe Abby Hahn Hoffman '06
Manager, Global Accounts
Minneapolis, MN 
Mid-America Festivals Alexandra Hammerstrom '16
Sales Representative and
Event Coordinator 
Shakopee, MN
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Carissa Pfarr Burns '14
Meetings, Events &
Weddings Manager

Chaska, MN
University of Wisconsin - Madison Recreational Sports Karen Lux '07
Assistant Director of Scheduling 
and Special Events
Madison, WI


Health & Wellness

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
AdZENtures Yoga Lindsey Conroy '09 Austin, TX
Bee Well Massage & Bee the Voice Molly Dose '99
Owner & Massage Therapist/
Mental Health Speaker
Shakopee, MN
Centered Living, LLC Lisa Lippert Roesner '87
Certified Professional Coach,
Certified Spiritual Coach
Lakeville, MN
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation 

Anna Pohlad '15
Senior Coordinator, Marketing Communications

Aurora, CO
Desirée Brazelton,
Homeopath and Conscious
Parenting Champion
Desiree Palmen Brazelton '99
Homeopath
Minneapolis, MN
Empowering All Wellness Amanda Kelly '03
Wellness Advisor
Minneapolis, MN
Healing Meadows Animal Chiropractic Jessica Agnew Hoeppner Donaldson '10
Doctor of Chiropractic,
Certified in Veterinary Spinal
Manipulative Therapy
Metro Minnesota
Medtronic Shannon Bassett '13
Clinical Specialist, CRHF
San Francisco, CA
Metro MN Community
Oncology Research Consortium
Michele Matusovic Lacy '87
Administrative Director
St. Louis Park, MN
Nancy H. Holm, D.D.S PA Nancy Holm '88
Dentist - solo practitioner
Burnsville, MN
Prime Therapeutics Denise Chambers Lecher '05
Communications Manager
Eagan, MN
Wild Roots Coaching Kristin Sweetman '08
Life & Mindset Coach
Minneapolis, MN


Insurance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Annie Dittberner '17
Associate, Business Development
Bloomington, MN  
Barbara Ellis & Co LLC Barbara Wilm Ellis '64
Owner Mgr
Denver, CO
Northway Insurance of Park Rapids Andria Primus Nordick '03
Owner/Agent
Park Rapids, MN


Legal

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Bassford Remele, P.A. Amie Stanley Penny Sayler '93
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Berens & Miller, P.A. Erin Fogarty Lisle '90
Partner
Minneapolis, MN
Best & Flanagan LLP Ashleigh Leitch '09
Employment Lawyer
Minneapolis, MN
Faegre Baker Daniels Sarah Swenson Kilibarda '97
Counsel
Minneapolis, MN
Gray Plant Mooty Kathryn Hauff '12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Heart Law, LLC Angela Heart '90
Attorney
Woodbury, MN
Henson & Efron, P.A.
Allison Plunkett '12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Jeffrey P. Scott and Associates  Charissa Perzel Hall '12
Estate Planning Attorney
St. Paul, MN
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. Jennifer Rexroat Lavin '94
Principal Attorney,
Divorce and Family Law
Chicago, IL
Metzger & Nyberg, LLC
Sonja Nyberg '04
Family Law, Wills & Trusts,
Criminal Defense
Minneapolis, MN
Special Counsel Jenny Schwope '11
Legal Search Director
Washington, D.C.


Management

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Anderson Center Emily Heying '17 St. Cloud, MN
C.H. Robinson Michelle Melsen '08
UX Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Executive Growth Advisors

Mimi Palen-Clare '78
President

Eagan, MN
Precision Discovery Lisa Locher Wahlers '11
Director, Sales Operations
Chicago, IL


Manufacturing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
3M Lisa Fenske '13
Digital Marketing Consultant
St. Paul, MN
3M Andrea Carrow Morsching '09
Business Development Manager
Bangkok, Thailand
General Mills Elizabeth Sturlaugson Kohlhof '08
Sr e-Commerce Manager /
Amazon National Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
HanesBrands Inc Raeleen Rasmussen Fandrich '08
Category Manager
Minneapolis, MN


Nonprofit

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation  Molly Flaig '15
Event Manager
Wayzata, MN
Diocese of Saint Cloud Jane Murray Marrin '64
Chancellor
St. Cloud, MN
Domestic Violence Turning Points Melissa Petrangelo Scaia '96 Grand Rapids, MN
Heifer International Michelle Dusek Izaguirre '89
Vice President of Marketing and
Resource Development Operations
Little Rock, AR
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Susan McGuigan '81
Development Manager
Roseville, MN
Trades of Hope
Erin Logan Gonyea '97
Compassionate Entrepreneur
Lakeville, MN
Xperitas/Global Citizens Network Grace Janssen '12
Community Partnership Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN


Real Estate & Interior Design

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Coldwell Banker Burnet Sarah Guimond McDermott '84
Real Estate Agent/Sales Associate
Minneapolis/
St. Paul, MN
Cushman & Wakefield/ NorthMarq Barbara Weinzierl Sorensen '86
Senior Assistant Property Manager
Edina, MN
Partners 4 Design Lisa Pope '83
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Vivus Design Mary Koupal Schmelzer '89
Owner
Northfield, MN