Good Leadership Breakfast - Justin Hanratty

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Justin is a passionate, faith-based Millennial leader who is charting a bold new course for his family’s business. His values-based leadership and sales approach has propelled Hanratty and Associates to record growth in the insurance industry, and to the top of the Great Places to Work list.

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Winner: Jim Young from Westman, Champlin & Koehler
Donation: $6,918 donated (includes additional anonymous match) to Edgewater Emmanuel Foundation.

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Kelly is a transformational community builder whose leadership at Redeemer Lutheran Church is changing the scene in North Minneapolis. He’s served distinguished congregations in Washington D.C, Portland and Minneapolis – tirelessly working towards creating social and racial justice.

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Winner: Megan Myhre from Dale Carnegie Training
Donation: $3,562 donated to Planned Parenthood

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Michael is one of the most creative and outspoken experts on green building in the world. His company was the first recipient of the National Green Remodeling Chrysalis Award, and he is personally setting the standards of excellence through their work. And just for fun, he and his brother finished a Tuk Tuk race across India.

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Winner: David Bach of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Donation: $3,884 donated to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

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Lynn Casey, CEO of Padilla CRT is my favorite "boss" ever. She will kick off our 5th Anniversary Good Leadership Breakfast, February 20, 2015.

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Back by popular demand, Lynn is a simple and feisty North Dakota girl who recently was elected to the 2014 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. She has a relentlessly positive outlook informed by significant personal and professional challenges. Today, she is the CEO of Padilla CRT and very active with non-profit and association boards.

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Winner: Linda Ortner Smith of Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis
Donation: $4,176 donated to Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis

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Cathy tenBroeke is the final speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast Series in 2015.

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A journey from a Shelter Director at a 40 bed homeless shelter for men to the Coordinator to Prevent and End Homelessness for the State of Minnesota, plus a personal journey to marriage and family. Cathy ten Broeke is inspiration, pure and simple.

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Winner: Mary Kruse – HealthSource Solutions
Donation: $5,068 donated to St. Stephen’s Street Outreach

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Good Leadership Breakfast Speaker Tony Sanneh

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A St. Paul hometown hero, Tony is a former Major League Soccer star and World Cup soccer player. He also founded the Sanneh Foundation and is an advocate for urban youth. Tony’s success on and off the field is good leadership in action.

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Winner: Leonard Segal – SeilerSchindel
Donation: $8,942 donated to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Good Leadership Breakfast speaker Calvin Allen

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Calvin is a wise and thoughtful young leader with a blue chip pedigree, who is intent on changing the culture of the big business of healthcare. Calvin is a senior vice president at HealthPartners for strategic planning and human resources and was named on of Twin Cities Business Journal’s 40 under 40.

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Winner: Robert Baker – Schmitt Music
Donation: $4,840 donated to The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Foundation

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Good Leadership Breakfast speakers Tim and Jon Schmidt

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Training and climbing Mt. Rainier together as the ultimate father-son experience, Tim and Jonathan have a powerful story about blending the Seven Fs. Son Jonathan is also a small business owner under the age of 30 and father Tim is co-authored What Really Works.

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Winner: Jan St. Andrew – Medica
Donation: $3,330 donated to American Heart Association

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Good Leadership Breakfast - Chad Pregracke

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What does it take to clean up the Mississippi River? First, it takes a courageous leader whose willing to believe it can be done. Chad Pregracke started the movement and became a media darling by picking up trash…and won the coveted CNN Hero of the Year.

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Winner: John Cleveland – INSUReasy
Donation: $5,064 donated to Urban Ventures

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Minnesotans recognize Terry Esau’s music – rising from a small town punk band, he has grown to write thousands of jingles for TV commercials. His books include Blue Collar God/White Collar God and Surprise Me God – but his latest venture Free Bikes for Kids is changing the world.

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Winner: Bob Lawson – US Bank
Donation: $5,128 donated to MacPhail Center for Music

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Good Leadership Breakfast - Darryl Thompson

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From professional football to youth mentoring is an amazing leap: this former Minnesota Gopher and Green Bay Packer developed an innovative program to provide activity based mentoring to at -risk youth. Bolder Options helps all of us believe in what’s possible for our leadership.

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Winner: Jessica Larson – Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Donation: $3,626 donated to MN Youth Elks Camp

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Good Leadership Breakfast Amy Langer Speaker

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Our opening speaker for the 2014 series is a leader in driving business outcomes by leveraging talent in finance, accounting and human resources. Salo, LLC is a Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago based firm that is among the fastest-growing contract staffing companies in the country.

Over the past five years, Langer and Salo have been recognized both locally and nationally with a wide range of accolades and awards, including “Top Women in Finance,” six-time recipient of Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work,” Minnesota Business Magazine’s “Leader in Healthcare” and the first Blue Zones® certified workplace in America. Amy is actively involved in the community and serves on the Washburn Center for Children Capital Campaign Committee, the Lake Country School Board, as well as the Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business Alumni Board.

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Winner: Linda Bagley – Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Donation: $6,792 donated to Washburn Center for Children
Washburn helps children with social, emotional and behavioral problems lead successful lives.

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Our closing speaker for the 2013 series is instantly recognizable as the endearing TV anchor of WCCO television through the 1990s, retiring in 2010. Don is a passionate community leader with a basket full of gifts and talents. His life after evening TV includes beekeeping, volunteer fundraising, reporting for Bring Me The News, and he wrote a book on basketball and leadership called The Season Never Ends – Wins, Losses, and the Wisdom of the Game. Our conversation will include his intense love for preserving the environment and his leadership in raising $24.5 million to build the Washburn Center for Children in downtown Minneapolis.

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Winner: Becky Mahoney – Transport Express
Donation: $4,058 made to The Jordan Area Food Shelf
The Jordan Area Food Shelf objectives are for providing food and resources to individuals in need.

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Kevin-Warren

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Join us in October for an inspirational encounter with a mid-career leader who is shaping the direction of professional sports and entertainment. Kevin rose from very humble beginnings to the highest-ranking executive in the National Football League. His journey includes a tragic accident at age 12, when he was run over by an automobile – he recovered and earned a D-1 basketball scholarship at Penn. He later earned an MBA, and got a law degree from Notre Dame. Our conversation will include the insights and encouragement from his mother, his vision for the impact he wants to make on the NFL and the future of sports entertainment in America.

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Winner: Suzie O’Gorman – IGNITE, New Business Solutions
Donation: $3280 made to Miracles of Mitch Foundation
The Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs, support, and unique family programs.

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Jennifer-Amys

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Jennifer is the CEO and thought leader of an IT movement transforming global business analytics. Her journey includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Taiwan, then an MBA at the University of Minnesota, on the path to leadership positions at Pillsbury, CH Robinson and Rockwell Automation – before striking out on her own. Our conversation will include her personal insights as a foreign-born female technology leader and her commitment to community funding for technology start-ups.

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Bucket of Good Will

Winner: Lynn Whitlock – Ebenezer
Donation: $1883 made to Ebenezer SOS fund
This fund is put together by Ebenezer employees to provide support for families in crisis.

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Matt-Norman

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Join us in August to catch the contagious energy of a 3rd generation entrepreneur, who is shaping the direction of the internationally renowned Dale Carnegie brand. Matt is an inspiring, faith-based 40-under-40 winner, known for his cheerful optimism and intense drive. Our conversation with Matt will include his journey as a husband and father, the son and grandson of successful franchise owners, and the results of the groundbreaking insight from the North American research. How Leaders Grow Today

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Winner: Michael Pieper – WorkDay Inc.
Donation: $2650 made to Hope Academy
Hope Academy’s mission is to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

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Kurt-Kwan

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Our final speaker of the Spring Series is a quiet, soft-spoken leader whose professional work speaks volumes.

In the context of corporate officers, entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists, Kurt Kwan is the perfect leader to round out the Spring Good Leadership Breakfast Series. His life story is about personal leadership, and his life work brings people together through the magic of professional theatre. Kurt is nationally recognized as a core company member of Pillsbury House + Theatre’s award winning program Breaking Ice.

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Winner: John Exline.
Donation: $1782 made to Habitat for Humanity
This donation was made in honor of a family member who is receiving their first home through the generosity of Habit for Humanity

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Our April speakers will attempt to answer the question “What on earth makes a husband and wife decide to become business partners?”

Kristin and Brad are the first husband and wife speakers to share their story(s) at the breakfast. As if their lives aren’t busy enough as parents, they founded a new breed of strategy consultancy called Rêve Consulting in 2009. And, simultaneously, they co-created Rêve Academy: a North Minneapolis non-profit that helps middle school students dream up, design and develop their own website.

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Bucket of Good Will

Winner: Julie Desmond – George Konik Associates, Inc.
Donation: $1,714 made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
This donation was made in honor of a special young friend who is currently battling leukemia at the Amplatz Children’s Hospital

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Walter-Chesley

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Our March speaker is the type of dynamic leader you want to ask: “So where have you been lately?”

Walter T. Chesley is a veteran Twin Cities executive educated at Boston University and American University Washington College of Law. That’s the least interesting part of his story. Every step on the ladder of his career is filled with aggressive growth at Universal Hospital Services, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota and Ceridian.

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Bucket of Good Will

Winner: Susan Farr – Ebenezer Management Services
Donation: $2,395 made to Ebenezer Foundation
The Ebenezer Foundation provides housing and care for seniors, and have a strong focus of engaging seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Mark-Bergman

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Our kick-off speaker for 2013 is the guy who makes you say: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Mark Bergman is the guy next door, who just happens to be an exceptional family man, generous philanthropist and courageous inventor who turned the painting industry upside down. In the late 90s, he put a duct tape strap on an old coffee can, and found the magic formula into the billion dollar of Do-it-Yourself home improvement market. Today, his Chanhassen-based business, employs two of his adult children and ships HANDy Paint Pail products all over the world. Good Leadership Breakfast veterans will know Mark as the man behind the Bucket of Good Will.

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Bucket of Good Will

Winner: Ken Schelper – Davanni’s
Donation: $2,050 made to Hospitality House Youth Organization
Hospitality House Youth Organization guides youth to become persons of integrity, compassion, and our leaders of tomorrow.

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Sona-Mehring

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Why we are better together: my journey connecting families with my love of technology.

Today, its difficult to find anyone who has NOT been a participant in the CaringBridge experience – providing support and encouragement for loved ones who need healing. In her own words, “CaringBridge provides a sacred space for sensitive and important conversations,” when people need them most. Her own journey as a mid-career entrepreneur and an empty-nester parent is highly chronicled in technology and business media. We look forward to hearing about why she believes “We are Better Together” as the final speaker in the 2012 Fall Good Leadership Breakfast Series.

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Winner: Chris Mongeon – Thrivent Financial
Donation: $1,420 made to Way To Grow
Way to Grow works with the Twin Cities’ most isolated families to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to succeed in school and life.

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Michelle-Miller

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Finding common ground in cross-cultural diversity: my journey from childhood in Mississippi to Medtronic.

Our October speaker is a courageous public company corporate executive who is not afraid to ask the question: “how can we allow religious beliefs to positively impact a workplace, without trying to convert people?” Michelle Miller is a wise and seasoned executive, with beliefs shaped early in life by an agricultural family in Mississippi who migrated north to Chicago. She’s highly educated – turning a counseling psychology degree into a legal degree…rising from commercial transaction lawyer to the highest legal position at Medtronic.

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Winner: Angie Andresen – Fleishman Hillard
Donation: $1,184 made to Faith’s Lodge
Faith’s Lodge is an organization that supports families who have lost a child. Angie is a founding board member.

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Ajay-Gupta

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How to find the place we can all succeed together: my journey from India to Ernst & Young.

Our September speaker, recently won the highest leadership award offered by his employer, Ernst & Young – recognized for his role in advancing women leadership within the firm. That’s no surprise to the people he touched along his monumental development journey.

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Winner: John Geenan – The Water Front Financial Group
Donation:$1,392.96 made to Tubman Woman’s Shelter in Minneapolis
The Tuban mission is to help families in distress find healing and restoration.

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Paul-Dominski

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If you want to go far, go together: my journey from Detroit to Best Buy.

Paul Dominski is a senior organizational leader with a proven track record of excellence extending across disciplines and industries. With a career that spans more than 20 years of experience in marketing, human resources, organizational effectiveness, talent management and enhancing business performance through leadership, he brings strategic vision and real-world insight into what it takes to build the foundation for organizational growth.

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Winner: Jenni Kuester – Target
Donation:$1,388 made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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Sue-Mulkern

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How my personal convictions are shaping work/life wellness at OptumHealth.

Sue Mulkern is happy, energetic, insistent and very, very effective. The President of her current business unit said to me “we’ve achieved record employee engagement within our company since Sue became the leader of our Human Capital.” Not surprising — a conversation with Sue Mulkern is structured, insightful and uplifting.

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Winner: Jeannine Pfeifer – Minnesota Business Magazine
Donation:$1,712 made to Guild Incorporated
Guild offers integrated treatment and services for people with mental illness.

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Scott-Anderson

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Why the learning never stops: a glimpse into my development journey.

Scott Anderson grew up in the shadows of the Golden Gate Bridge, as the charming son of a Lutheran Pastor. He’s also the grandson of a Gustavus Adolphus College legend, whose personal and professional life is making the family bloodline proud. Today, he is a very young CEO of the dynamic, publicly held Patterson Companies. His journey includes learning the intimate work/life patterns of Veterinarians and Dentists on the way to the top job.

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Winner: Jim Knutson – Klein Bank
Donation:$1,522 made to VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
VEAP is a local food shelf located in Bloomington. Their mission is to serve neighbors in need and improve the lives of people in the community

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Sam-Richter

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How genuine appreciation can grow your life and career.

Sam Richter is an internationally recognized expert on sales and marketing. Sam has won Best of Show at numerous marketing competitions, a Gold Award at the International Film Festival, and he was recognized with a Codie-Award, the ‘Oscars’ of the software industry. Sam played D-1 football for the Minnesota Gophers under Lou Holtz. His positively persistent mindset shines through today.

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Winner: Ann Mirsch – Champion Air
Donation:$1,528 made to Minnesota Military Families Foundation
MMFF seeks funds to financially support deployed Minnesota military personnel, their spouses and children with grants during times of extraordinary financial hardship

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David-Kansas

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How the world made me the leader I am today.

The life of David Kansas has come full circle. He grew up in St. Paul, spread his wings around the globe, returning home to raise a family, and be the COO for American Public Media. His journey includes a celebrated career as a business, sports and religion journalist.

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Winner: Ron Stone – General Manager of Salem Communications
Donation: $1,234 made to Courage Center
The Courage Center is a Minnesota-based non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life.

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