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Leadership Breakfasts

Each month, YNPN offers a distinctive opportunity for our members - Leadership Breakfasts. At these events, young professionals get the chance to have a conversation and learn from established leaders in the Twin Cities. This event is sponsored by Pollen and Workhorse Coffee.  Each month, Pollen produces an article about that month's featured leader. Read about the program and the amazing people who have joined us below.

December 2018 - Paul Williams, President & CEO, Project for Pride in Living

November 2018 - Sondra Samuels, President & CEO, Northside Achievement Zone

October 2018 - Erica Mauter, former Executive Director, Twin Cities Women's Choir

September 2018 - Tom Streitz, Executive Director, Twin Cities R!SE

June 2018 - Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota

May 2018 - Sara Clyne, Executive Director, The Domestic Abuse Project

April 2018 - Alfonso Wenker, Co-Founder, Team Dynamics

March 2018 - Avi Viswanathan, Program Director, Nexus Community Partners

February 2018 - Sarah Super, Founder, Break the Silence

January 2018 - Nichol Bechstrand, Former President, Sunrise Banks

December 2017 - Kate Barr, President & CEO of Propel Nonprofits

November 2017 - Noel McCormick, Director of Advancement at Rise

October 2017 - Anita Patel, Director of Leadership Programs at Bush Foundation

September 2017 - Leadership Happy Hour

June 2017 - Michael Goar, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

May 2017 - Tracy Fischman, Executive Director, Prepare + Prosper

April 2017 - Damon Shoholm, Director, James P. Shannnon Leadership Institute at Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

March 2017 - Carolyn Smallwood, CEO, Way to Grow, Inc.

February 2017 - Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

January 2017 - Tea Rozman Clark, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Green Card Voices

December 2016 - Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director and Publisher, Twin Cities Media Alliance

November 2016 - R.T. RybakC.E.O. and President, Minneapolis Foundation

October 2016 - Tish BolgerC.E.O., Girls Scouts River Valleys

September 2016 - Jay Coogan, President, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

August 2016 - Trina Olson, Executive Director, PFund Foundation

July 2016 - Trisha Reinwald, Vice President of Member Advancement, MACC Alliance

June 2016 - Jake Blumberg, Executive Director, GiveMN

May 2016 - Kevin Smith, President and C.E.O., Minnesota Orchestra

April 2016 - Dr. Heather Huseby, Executive Director, YouthLink

March 2016 - Dawne Brown White, Executive Director, COMPAS

February 2016 - Mai-Anh Kapanke, Executive Director, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

January 2016 - Armando Camacho, C.E.O., Opportunity Partners

December 2015 - Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director, CAIR-MN

November 2015 - John Kemp, Executive Director, Neighbors, Inc.

October 2015 - Ellen Walthour, Executive Director, The BrandLab

September 2015 - Katie Nyberg, Executive Director, Mississippi Park Connection

July 2015 - Trista Harris, President, Minnesota Council on Foundations

May 2015 - Sara Sternberger, Executive Director, Bridging

April 2015Randi Yoder, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Minnesota Public Radio

March 2015 - Jamie Schumacher, Executive Director, West Bank Business Association

February 2015 - Sarah Stoesz, CEO, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota

January 2015 - Wokie Weah, President, Youthprise

November 2014 - Judy Alnes, Executive Director, MAP for Nonprofits

October 2014 - Chad Kampe, Executive Director, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

August 2014 - Damon Runnals, Executive Director, Southern Theater 

September 2014 - Jennifer Ford Reedy, President, Bush Foundation 

Thank you to the inspirational people who join us each month and to Pollen and Workhorse Coffee for their continued partnership!


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