The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

SIX New board members bring COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation today announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors.

“We welcome new board members who bring both seasoned expertise from their respective industries and a strong commitment to our community to our grantmaking,” said Board Chair Paul Snyder. “Their commitment to our purpose of inspiring generosity, advocating for equity and investing in community-led solutions will contribute greatly to growing programs and increasing impact across Minnesota.”

The new board members are: Jacy Grais, Eric Hammes, Mark Henneman, Joe Nayquonabe Jr., Andy Reeher and Pahoua Yang Hoffman.

Jacy Grais currently serves on the Community Impact Committee for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. As an active organizational leader and philanthropist with legal expertise, she is passionate about harnessing resources to enhance lives and improve communities. Grais is also involved with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

Eric Hammes is 3M’s executive vice president of business transformation and information technology. He and his team work to enable a premier experience for every 3M customer. Hammes has been a financial leader throughout his career as an auditor, analyst and, most recently, 3M’s corporate controller and chief accounting officer.

Mark Henneman is chairman and CEO of Mairs & Power, Inc., Minnesota’s oldest investment firm under private ownership and management. Since joining Mairs in 2004, Henneman served as President and Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President and Vice President. He also served as either co-manager or lead-manager of the Mairs & Power Growth Fund since 2006. Henneman is a CFA charterholder as well as a Chartered Investment Counselor. He currently serves on the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Board.

Joe Nayquonabe Jr. has spent his career reimagining and reinventing how American Indian tribal economies grow and prosper. Serving as chief executive officer and board chair for the Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Nayquonabe Jr. is responsible for analyzing new business opportunities and overseeing the Band’s existing businesses. Nayquonabe Jr. is affiliated with ten boards in Minnesota including National Diversity Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Downtown Alliance and Mille Lacs Health System.

Andy Reeher is the former founder and CEO of Reeher LLC, a SaaS solution used by leading colleges and universities to help achieve their fundraising goals and impact the communities they serve. Reeher’s company was acquired in 2018 by Blackbaud, the global leader in technology to advance social good. Reeher now serves as head of data intelligence responsible for Blackbaud’s data science and data strategy. He has more than two decades of experience in consumer marketing, executive leadership and entrepreneurship, including serving as vice president for marketing at Deluxe Corporation.

Pahoua Yang Hoffman is the executive director of the Citizens League, as well as the first woman and first person of color to hold the position in its 67-year history. Hoffman was the organization’s policy director where she helped conceive the Capitol Pathways program, a paid internship program for college students of color that provides legislative training and access to the Minnesota State Capitol. Hoffman was manager of government affairs and content administration for Twin Cities Public PBS prior. Additional board service: Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, and Girl Friday Productions Theatre Company. Twin Cities Business Magazine listed Hoffman as one of “TCB 100: The People to Know in 2020.”

“We are grateful for the expertise that our newest board members bring to the Foundation,” said Dr. Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Foundation. “The invaluable strategic insights of these members—as well as their distinguished backgrounds spanning the geographies and cultures that make up our state—will advance our impact, and help us create a state where all people and communities thrive."

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