Board of Directors

John E.Q. Orner

John E.Q. Orner, Board Chair, is vice president, treasurer, and chief investment officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. He was elected to the Board in April 2006.

Barbara A. Baumann

Barbara A. Baumann, Past Board Chair, is second vice president at Securian Financial Group. She was elected to the Board in April 2003.

Christine M. Larsen

Christine M. Larsen, Board Secretary, is vice president of global safety, health, and environment at Ecolab. She was elected to the Board in June 2006.

Kofi A. Bruce

Kofi A. Bruce, Board Treasurer, is vice president, finance and trade at General Mills. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

John E.Q. Orner

John E.Q. Orner, Board Chair, is vice president, treasurer, and chief investment officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. He was elected to the Board in April 2006.

Barbara A. Baumann

Barbara A. Baumann, Past Board Chair, is second vice president at Securian Financial Group. She was elected to the Board in April 2003.

Christine M. Larsen

Christine M. Larsen, Board Secretary, is vice president of global safety, health, and environment at Ecolab. She was elected to the Board in June 2006.

Kofi A. Bruce

Kofi A. Bruce, Board Treasurer, is vice president, finance and trade at General Mills. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

John E.Q. Orner

John E.Q. Orner, Board Chair, is vice president, treasurer, and chief investment officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. He was elected to the Board in April 2006.

Barbara A. Baumann

Barbara A. Baumann, Past Board Chair, is second vice president at Securian Financial Group. She was elected to the Board in April 2003.

Christine M. Larsen

Christine M. Larsen, Board Secretary, is vice president of global safety, health, and environment at Ecolab. She was elected to the Board in June 2006.

Kofi A. Bruce

Kofi A. Bruce, Board Treasurer, is vice president, finance and trade at General Mills. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

Jeffrey D. Brown

Jeffrey D. Brown is president and CEO at Lifeworks Services. He has been an ex officio member of the Board since January 2017.

John S. Abbott

John S. Abbott is president at Varistar and senior vice president of Otter Tail Corporation. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Theodore R. Carlson

Theodore R. Carlson is the owner of Carlson Commercial. He was elected to the Board in April 2009.

Mark J. Geldernick

Mark J. Geldernick is second vice president, law at Securian Financial Group. He was elected to the Board in April 2017.

Jeffrey D. Brown

Jeffrey D. Brown is president and CEO at Lifeworks Services. He has been an ex officio member of the Board since January 2017.

John S. Abbott

John S. Abbott is president at Varistar and senior vice president of Otter Tail Corporation. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Theodore R. Carlson

Theodore R. Carlson is the owner of Carlson Commercial. He was elected to the Board in April 2009.

Mark J. Geldernick

Mark J. Geldernick is second vice president, law at Securian Financial Group. He was elected to the Board in April 2017.

Jeffrey D. Brown

Jeffrey D. Brown is president and CEO at Lifeworks Services. He has been an ex officio member of the Board since January 2017.

John S. Abbott

John S. Abbott is president at Varistar and senior vice president of Otter Tail Corporation. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Theodore R. Carlson

Theodore R. Carlson is the owner of Carlson Commercial. He was elected to the Board in April 2009.

Mark J. Geldernick

Mark J. Geldernick is second vice president, law at Securian Financial Group. He was elected to the Board in April 2017.

Gary L. Grundy

Gary L. Grundy is a consultant, mentor, and author of The Fifth Breakthrough. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Martin P. Kiener

Martin P. Kiener is former senior vice president at SCICOM Data Services, Inc. He was elected to the Board in April 2007.

Catherine A. Mahone

Catherine A. Mahone is chief administrative officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. She was elected to the Board in April 2012.

Zachary J. Meyer

Zachary J. Meyer is senior vice president of global wellbeing and employee assistance programs at OptumHealth. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

Gary L. Grundy

Gary L. Grundy is a consultant, mentor, and author of The Fifth Breakthrough. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Martin P. Kiener

Martin P. Kiener is former senior vice president at SCICOM Data Services, Inc. He was elected to the Board in April 2007.

Catherine A. Mahone

Catherine A. Mahone is chief administrative officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. She was elected to the Board in April 2012.

Zachary J. Meyer

Zachary J. Meyer is senior vice president of global wellbeing and employee assistance programs at OptumHealth. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

Gary L. Grundy

Gary L. Grundy is a consultant, mentor, and author of The Fifth Breakthrough. He was elected to the Board in April 2013.

Martin P. Kiener

Martin P. Kiener is former senior vice president at SCICOM Data Services, Inc. He was elected to the Board in April 2007.

Catherine A. Mahone

Catherine A. Mahone is chief administrative officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. She was elected to the Board in April 2012.

Zachary J. Meyer

Zachary J. Meyer is senior vice president of global wellbeing and employee assistance programs at OptumHealth. He was elected to the Board in April 2010.

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