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Local Advisory Committee

Develops strategic direction, makes policy recommendations, and oversees programs.

  • Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Executive Director, Spedco (Chair)
  • Tal Anderson, Manager, Single Family Division, Minnesota Housing
  • Andrea Brennan, Housing Director, City of Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
  • Trent Bowman, Vice President, Community Development Officer, Klein Bank
  • Mike Christenson, Director of Workforce Development, Hennepin County
  • Chris Conrad, Director, Account Management, Xcel Energy
  • Scott Cordes, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Operations, Project for Pride in Living
  • Dr. Bruce Corrie, Director, Department of Planning & Economic Development, City of St. Paul
  • John Doan, Director, Hennepin County Dept. of Housing Community Works, & Transit
  • Tessa Eddy, Community Development Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, US Bank
  • Erick Garcia-Luna, Director of Community and Local Government Relations, University of Minnesota
  • Jennifer Jones, Director Community Relations, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
  • Shoua Lee, Vice President, Community Development, Wells Fargo
  • Shauen Pearce, Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director, Minneapolis Mayor's Office
  • Nikki Pieratos, NDN Collective
  • Ellen Sahli, President, Family Housing Fund
  • Molly Schaffer, Territory Sales Leader, State Farm
  • Susan Schmidt, Minnesota State Director, The Trust for Public Land
  • Chad Schwitters, President & Executive Director, Urban Homeworks
  • Andrew Swammi, Senior Vice President, Western Bank
  • Bruce Thao, Director, Center for Health Equity, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Stella Whitney-West, CEO, Northpoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
  • Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts

Community Investment Committee

Provides guidance on programming, strategy and impact assessment, and structuring and packaging resources for catalytic real estate development projects.

  • Shoua Lee, Vice President, Community Development, Wells Fargo (Chair)
  • Carl Brandt, Vice President/Market Manager, Commercial Lending, Great Southern Bank
  • Kate Cunningham, Vice President, Commerical Banking, US Bank
  • Kersten Elverum, Director of Planning & Development, City of Hopkins
  • Dave Gorski, Section 3 Administrator, Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity, City of St. Paul
  • Tisidra Jones, Founder & CEO, Strong & Starlike Consulting, Inc.
  • Nira Ly, Single Family Division, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • Angie Skildum, Manager, Residential Finance, Housing Policy & Development, City of Minneapolis
  • Marcq Sung, Director of Business Development, Planning & Economic Development, City of St. Paul
  • Rose Teng, Policy Analysis & Research Coordinator, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers