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. Read about the amazing people who have joined us below.

November 2020 - Susie Brown, President, Minnesota Council on Foundations

October 2020 - Patience Ferguson, Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Minneapolis

September 2020 - Sam Grant, Executive Director, MN350

July 2020 - Virgina Brown, Vice President of Advancement, Aeon

February 2020 - Christina Heineken Woodlee, Associate Director, The Bridge for Youth

January 2020 - Leondra Mitchell, Executive Director, Minnesota Women's Consortium

December 2019 - Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Executive Director, The Citizens League

October 2019 - Kathy Mouacheupao, Executive Director, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

September 2019 - Kristi Pearson, Executive Director, Friends of the Hennepin County Library

August 2019 - Kate Bottiger, Executive Director, Reach for Resources, Inc.

July 2019 - Craig Warren, VP of Enterprise Solutions, Minnesota Children's Museum

May 2019 - Brian Garshelis, Executive Director, New Sector Alliance

April 2019 - Kelly Matter, President & CEO, Avivo

March 2019 - Julie Bluhm, Executive Director, Guild Incorporated

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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