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.
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. Rybak, C.E.O. and President, Minneapolis Foundation
October 2016 - Tish Bolger, C.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 2015 - Randi 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!