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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

Brian Kelly '99
President
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Tom Mahowald '86
President Elect
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Evercore Wealth Management

Mike Erpenbach

Mike Erpenbach '80
Past President
Financial Advisor 
Waddell and Reed

Josh Benson '06
Secretary
Senior VP General Counsel
BDH Hotel Ventures and RS Real Estate

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.

Nick Riley '18
Student Representative 

Eric Hollas, OSB
Monastic Representative
Deputy to the President for Advancement
Saint John's University

The Benedictine Way Committee

David Moe '94
Vice President, The Benedictine Way Committee
Controller for North American Operations
The Toro Company

Phil Kostolnik '69
Assistant Vice President, The Benedictine Way Committee
Retired Director
Medtronic

Bob Precourt '68
Deacon and Pastoral Leader
St. Mark's Sacred Heart, Redgranite and Poy Sippi, WI

Neal Olson '58

Neal Olson '58
Ambassador
Retired Physician
Olmsted Medical Center

Dick Howard

Dick Howard '72
Ambassador
President
R J Howard & Associates, LLC

Paul Stone '82
Vice President of Enterprise Fraud and Enterprise Risk Mangagment
Best Buy

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
Ambassador
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

Student Preparation Committee

Scott Hennis '02
Vice President, Student Preparation Committee  
Owner
Curt's Salsa

Joe Housman '04
Assistant Vice President, Student Preparation Committee
Director of Tax
Hays Companies

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

Brette Hjelle '99  
Director, Business Administration
City of Minneapolis - Public Works Department

John Spies '79
Ecolab 
Treasury Director Risk Management

John Ruelle '91
Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
SunOpta

Jimmy Schneider '98
Senior Search Consultant
Versique Consulting & Search

Resource Development Committee

Will Berrigan '91
Vice President, Resource Development Committee
President 
Shamrock Wealth Management, Inc.

Rick Speckmann '72
Assistant Vice President, Resource Development Committee
Senior Business Advisor
MRA - The Management Association

Steve Norton '00
Realtor and Attorney
Norton Realty, Inc.

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

Matt Boys '11
Renewable Energy Development Manager and Principal
Northern Oak Investments
 

Jim Platten '74

Jim Platten '74
Ambassador
CEO
Open Cities Health Center

Bill Olson '91
Owner/Consultant
Five-O Corp, Inc.

Andy Kovacs '86
Attorney
The Law Offices of Craig A. Hansen

Paul Gelbmann '82
Hazardous Waste Facilities and Solid Waste Transfer Solutions
Ramsey County

Student Recruitment Committee

Brock Welch '13
Vice President, Student Recruitment Committee
Supervisor, CPA
Hysjulien and Associate

Ben Lentz '00
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Totino-Grace High School

Brian Traxler

Brian Traxler '01
Ambassador
Social Studies Teacher 
Convent of the Visitation School

Alumni Connections Committee

Art Boylan '01

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

Tim Leonard '83
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Owner and President
Choice Insurance Agency, Inc.

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

Todd Mueller '74
Publisher
BluStone Group

Jeff Starbird '75

Jeff Starbird '75
Ambassador
CPA/Partner
Lurie, LLP

Charlie Carr '03
Teacher
Wayzata Schools 

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

Steve Ringquist '02
Business, Banking, M&A & Real Estate Attorney
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

Matt Johnson '02
Partner: VP Product + Services
GoKart Labs

Scott Olson '02
Director of Marketing
LogicStream Health Inc.

Devin Roll '14
Human Resources Business Associate Intern
General Mills

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."

Board meeting minutes are available by request. Please email Leila Utsch.

Related Links

For more information:

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