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Williams joins Project for Pride in Living

Paul Williams (MA '85) announced he will be returning to nonprofit housing after three and a half years as deputy mayor of...

Fate retires from CommonBond Communities

On January 22, 2014, Paul Fate (MPlan '89) announced his retirement after seven years as CEO of CommonBond Communities. Paul has over...

Harper retires from running the Land and Water Legacy Program

Jane Harper (MA '88) was recently featured in a story of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the impact she has had...

Jeanetta becomes executive director

Barbara Jeanetta (MA '85) accepted the position of executive director at Alliance Housing Inc. and began on December 18, 2013. She has...

Humphrey Alumni Named to Dean's Advisory Council

Three Humphrey alumni, Jay Kiedrowski (MA '71), Paul Stembler (MA '75), and Eric Anderson (MA '85), were recently named to the Humphrey...

Mendis authors new book

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has authored another book, Peaceful War. He is a distinguished senior fellow in the School of Public Policy...

Lundquist passes away after battle with ovarian cancer

Rhonda Lundquist (MA '86), of Falcon Heights, died at home on Oct. 23 from ovarian cancer. She was 54. Rhonda and her...

Johnson appointed Deputy Commissioner

Chuck Johnson (MA '83) was recently appointed as the deputy commissioner for policy and operations at the Minnesota Department of Human Services...

Mendis selected as Alumnus of Distinction by U of M

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Harvard International Review. The University of Minnesota has also...

Hauer's review of special education featured in TC Daily Planet

Jody Hauer (MPlan '80) is principal evaluator for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor, which is a nonpartisan research office under...

Anderson hired as VP of Development at Ryan Companies, Inc.

Eric Anderson (MA ' 85) has been hired by Ryan Companies, Inc. as Vice President of Development in the North Central region....

Montzka elected chair of the Chisago County Board

Ben Montzka (MA '87), was elected chair of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners for 2013; he has served on the Chisago...

Becker to research rural multimodal transportation

Carol Becker (MA '87) received a grant in September from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), which will allow her to explore...

Reardon named executive director at Open Arms

Tim Reardon (MPP '87) has recently been named the executive director of Open Arms, a nonprofit organization that cooks nutritious meals that...

DeLisi to become ambassador to Uganda

Scott DeLisi (MA entering 1980) was nominated by President Obama as his ambassador to Uganda. Previously, DeLisi had been ambassador to Nepal...

Bull joins Association of American Medical Colleges

Jan Bull (MA 1987) recently accepted a position with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as the Lead Specialist of Competency-based...

Ohmann bids adieu to PSG

Laurie Ohmann (MA 1988) announced that she is leaving PSG, a consulting business she co-owned, after 21 years. "It's just time to...

Mendis travels the world promoting his new book

Patrick Mendis (MA 1987) was recently on his second eight-nation Asian-Pacific book tour promoting, Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American...

Anderson accepts position at New Perspective Senior Living

Eric Anderson (MA 1987) was named Vice President of Development and Facilities at New Perspective Senior Living, an organization based in Eden...

Reeder Named Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Reeder (MA '85), director of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), has been named EPA...

Mendis Publishes "Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire"

Dr. Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has published a book called Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire. He asks the...

Moore Takes Position at PolyMet Mining Co.

Brad Moore (MA '83) has accepted a position as executive vice president of environmental and governmental affairs of the PolyMet Mining Co....

Nakasaka joins the Humphrey School's Advisory Council

Kiyoshi Nakasaka (MA '89) began a 3-year term as alumni board representative to the Humphrey School's advisory council on July 1....

Bull joins staff of George Washington University

Janet (Jan) Bull (MA '87) is employed at the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health as an associate director. In...

Siggerud promoted within U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kate Siggerud (MA '85) was promoted to managing director of the physical infrastructure division at U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington,...

Becker completes doctorate at Hamline

Carol Becker (MA '87) recently completed her doctorate in public administration at Hamline University. Her dissertation was titled 'Government without Government: Alternatives...

Miller is employed by NASA

Kevin Miller (MA '87) is deputy project manager of resources at NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center) in Greenbelt, Maryland....

Mingus promoted within the U.S. Government Accountability Office

John Mingus (MA '89) was promoted to assistant director in the data analysis division at U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He continues...

Osdoba is employed by Oregon's Office of Sustainable Development

Thomas Osdoba (MA '86) is director in sustainable economic development in the State of Oregon's Portland Office of Sustainable Development....

Qurik is a project manager for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration

Mary Quirk (MA '81) is the volunteer resources leadership project manager for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration....

Schumacher is the owner of Solaris Management, L.L.C.

Mary Schumacher (MA '86) is the owner of Solaris Management, L.L.C., in Madison, Wisconsin....

Osdoba works for the City of Vancouver, B.C.

Thomas Osdoba (MA '86) is manager of the stability group for the City of Vancouver in British Columbia....

Mendis continues work in Sri Lanka

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) continues to work on tsunami aid in his native Sri Lanka....

Lehman starts The Lehman Group

Tom Lehman (MA '82) started his own government relations company, The Lehman Group, after nearly 20 years of lobbying in Washington, D.C....

Kane is employed by Northeast-Midwest Institute

Matt Kane (MA '84) telecommutes from Minnesota to the Northeast-Midwest Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C....

Hogg announces candidacy for Iowa Senate

Rob Hogg (MA '89) announced in June his candidacy in 2006 for the Iowa Senate from Senate District 19. Hogg has served...

Corneli promoted within NRG Energy, Inc.

Steven Corneli (MA '89) was promoted to vice president, regulatory and government affairs, at NRG Energy, Inc. His new position is based...

Conway leads at Blue Cross

Liz Conway (MA '84) works at Blue Cross, leading a project management group in the Medicare area....

Mendis featured in Fergus Falls Journal

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) is collecting donations for tsunami victims in his native Sri Lanka. Read about his support efforts in the...

Lenczewski re-elected to Minnesota House of Representatives

Ann Lenczewski (MA '85) was re-elected to her fourth term to the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40B, Bloomington....

Johnson takes on senior management role at Children and Family Services

Charles (Chuck) Johnson (MA '83) was appointed to the senior management post of assistant commissioner for Children and Family Services (CFS), effective...

Homma directs Learnology International

Masato Homma (MP '87) is the executive director at Learnology International in Tokyo, Japan....

Hogg re-elected to Iowa State House of Representatives

Rob Hogg (MA '89) won re-election to the Iowa State House of Representatives in November. Keep up-to-date on Hogg's activities through his...

Herrera starts own cousulting firm

Monica Herrera (MA '83) started her own consulting firm, Community Consulting Group, in October 2004. She partners with alumna Allison Rojas (MA...

Bednarz accepts position with U.S. district Court, District of Minnesota

Deborah Bednarz (MA '87) has a new position as the manager of budget and statistics for the U.S. District Court, District of...

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