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KEITH ELLISON

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
 
 
ADAIR MOSLEY

Chief of Staff, Pillsbury United Communities

   
     
    Representative Ellison has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007
      Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole.
             
 
AMANDA LAGRANGE

CEO, Tech Dump

 
 
BETHANY MAMMENGA

Founder & CEO, BAM Essentials

            
    Tech Dump, a division of Jobs Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment that prepares them to be more valuable employees with an expanding future.

      Bethany Mammenga is the Founder and CEO of BAM Essentials. BAM Essentials' mission is to create high-quality, natural personal care products, by training young women with the work and life skills to succeed. 

             
 
JEFF OCHS

Principal, Huli Consulting

 
 
JANET OGDEN-BRACKETT

Associate Director, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

         
    Jeff Ochs is a successful Minnesota social entrepreneur. Currently Jeff serves as the Executive Director of Gopher Angels investment network; manages the University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital program for technology commercialization; and provides consultation services for foundations and social businesses through his firm, Huli Consulting.
      Nonprofits Assistance Fund invests capital and financial expertise in nonprofits through loans, training, practical guidance, and financial management resources. Their mission is to strengthen the community by investing capital and expertise in nonprofits.

             

 
KAREN CHERN

Portfolio Manager, REDF

   
JOEL LUEDTKE

Interim Executive Director, Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation
           
    As Portfolio Manager, Karen Chern’s responsibilities include providing business mentoring and hands-on strategic business assistance to REDF’s portfolio organizations and other grantees.        The mission of The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota is to honor the legacy of its founders by supporting efforts that address the unmet human and social needs of individuals, families, and communities that have the least access to resources.
             

 
MELISSA KJOLSING

Director, MN CUP

   
MATT HALLEY

Executive Director, Cookie Cart
             
    MN Cup is the premier resource for Minnesota entrepreneurs. We support emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming and an annual new venture competition that provides them with tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures.
      Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
             

 
RAVI NORMAN

CEO, Thor Construction
   
MIKE WYNNE

President & CEO, EMERGE Community Development

      
    Thor Construction's mission is to to eradicate barriers to entry and mobility in our industry in order to reinforce hope and ambition within the human spirit of underutilized people, while simultaneously incentivizing disciplined skill acquisition.
      EMERGE helps people facing significant obstacles redefine themselves. Every year, we help thousands of adults and youth access jobs, financial coaching, supportive housing, and other key services, along pathways to brighter futures. We are committed to creating better jobs, better lives, and better communities.
           
 
 

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