Our Leaders

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Chandra Kilgriff – Director, Dorsey & Whitney
  • Kelly Miller – Chairperson, JPMorgan
  • Chris Rohrer – Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Scott Schroepfer – Director, PMA Financial Network
  • Fred Vescio – Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Scott Wade – Director, Breck School

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Kelly Miller, Executive Director

JP Morgan, Banker

Undergrad: University of Kansas, Business Administration

Fun Fact: I have four kids including boy/girl twins


John LaBree, Vice President

NightOwl, Project Manager

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, American Studies/Japanese

Grad School: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Fun Fact: I recently added a daughter number two to the family!


Martha Grinder, Co-Director of Alumni Relations

Piper Jaffray, Fixed Income Trader

Undergrad: Saint Catherine University, Accounting

I love to travel to new places and find local restaurants as a way to learn about the culture.

 


Parker Adams, Co-Director of Alumni Relations

 


Shannon Richter Thimjon, Co-Director of Fundraising

Varde Partners, Investor Relations Associate

Undergrad: University of St. Thomas, Finance

Fun Fact: I love to golf!!

 

Libby Considine, Co-Director of Fundraising

 

Rob Wietecha, Co-Director of Juniors

Modine Manufacturing Company, Sales Engineer

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, Mechanical Engineering

Fun Fact: I really enjoy mountain biking, playing tennis, and hiking in my spare time.

 

Camille Zweber, Co-Director of Juniors

General Mills, Financial Analyst

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, Finance

Fun Fact: I love to play tennis in my free time.

 

Coley Link, Co-Director of Marketing

Target, Sourcing Director

Undergrad: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Journalism

Fun Fact: I was born in Canada

 

Laura Becker, Co-Director of Marketing

Best Buy, Executive Communications

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, Strategic Communications

 

David Janssen, Co-Director of Math Matters

 

Lucas Triana, Co-Director of Math Matters

Parametric Portfolio Associates, Associate Portfolio Manager

Undergrad: Los Andes University, Industrial Engineering

Grad School: Sergio Arboleda University (Applied Math); Carnegie Mellon University (MS Computational FInance)

Fun Fact: I like rock climbing.

 

Rebecca Kamsin, Co-Director of Seniors

RBC Wealth Management, Senior Analyst - Global Manager Research (Alternatives)

Undergrad: Bethel University

Fun Fact: I’ve moved 24 times across 6 states, but have been in Minnesota long enough it probably qualifies me to be a local.


Michelle Margoles, Co-Director of Seniors

Margoles & Margoles Law Firm, Attorney

Undergrad: Carleton College, Sociology/French

Grad: University of Minnesota School of Law

Fun Fact: I love to oil paint, discover new running routes around the Cities, and study different cultures and learn new languages while traveling.

 

Neil Ramchandani, Co-Director of Sophomores

 

Jodi Anderson, Co-Director of Sophomores

RBC, Portfolio Analyst

Undergrad: Northwestern University, Psychology

Grad: Harvard University, Masters of Public Policy

Fun Fact: I was the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college.

 

Gordy Bowers, Co-Director of Summer Programs

Columbia Threadneedle, Emerging Markets Research Analyst

Undergrad: University of St. Thomas, Economics/Finance

Fun Fact: I’m getting married in September!! In Ireland!!

 

Lisa Bailey, Co-Director of Summer Programs

Medtronic, Reliability Engineer

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, Biomedical Engineering

Fun Fact: I'm from New Jersey and my pet turtle still lives there with my parents!

 

David Elliot, Co-Director of Test Prep

Allianz Life, Assistant Actuary

Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University, Mathematics

Fun Fact: I am an avid rock and ice climber.

 

Sean-Michael Steele, Co-Director of Volunteers

Allina Health, Business Analyst

Undergrad: St. John’s University, Political Science/Spanish

Grad: Saint Catherine University, Organizational Leadership

Fun Fact: I'd like to visit every country in Latin America (I've been to 5 so far!).

 

Drew Bartholomew, Co-Director of Volunteers

US Bank, Chief of Staff - Asset Management

Undergrad: University of St. Thomas, Financial Management/Economics

 

Heid Heitzman, Co-Director of Writing & Critical Thinking

WestRock, Operations Business Manager

Undergrad: University of Northwestern - St. Paul, Business Marketing

Fun Fact: In my free time, I'm a bookworm, an amateur photographer, a novice interior-decorator and a full-time dog mom to my pup, Nick!

 

Dylan Kuntz, Director of Analytics

Carlson Analytics Lab, Associate Director

Undergrad: University of Minnesota TC, Management Information Systems

Grad: University of Minnesota TC, Masters of Science/Business Analytics

Fun Fact: I am a huge hockey fan, and still play in an adult league every week. Our team recently won the championship, which is probably the highlight of my hockey career.

 

Travis Bezella, Director of Student Recruitment

Creative Planning, Wealth Management

Undergrad: University of Minnesota - TC, Economics

Grad: University of St. Thomas, Masters of Business Administration

Fun Fact: I got a bowling scholarship.