(l to r) Chad Kjorlien, Blake Johnson, Emily Durand, John Beatty, Don Jacoby, Barry Hill, James Reidy, Randy Eggenberger, Mark Nichols, John Wodele, Jon Lineweaver, Victoria Moore, Tim Schlagenhaft, Dave Kostik, John Friedmeyer Not Pictured: Suzanne Blue, Toni Smith, Ross Lexvold, Karl Speak
Board Chair Randy Eggenberger is the former owner of Wild Wings, LLC, a leading publisher and distributer of wildlife art and home decor products. Randy has served multiple terms on the National Eagle Center’s Board, most recently since 2013.
Dave KostikVice Chair - Minneapolis, MN
David Kostik is President of Kostik Associates Inc., a Richfield, Minnesota firm that provides public relations, fundraising, and strategic planning counsel. Prior to launching the firm, he worked as a senior public relations professional in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He joined the National Eagle Center Board as a Director in 2012 and currently chairs the Development Committee.
Don JacobyTreasurer - Wabasha, MN
Don was born and raised in Wabasha, MN and spent his career in business in the agriculture sector. Since retiring in Wabasha, Don is an active member of the community. Don was co-chair of the NEC’s 2005-2102 Capital Campaign and has served two separate terms on the NEC’s Board, most recently since 2013.
John BeattyRochester, MN
John is a Rochester, MN native and business lawyer with Seeger & Dunlap, P.A. He works with variety of clients including individuals, private and public companies, and non-profits. He is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Rochester program and serves on the boards for Channel One, Inc., Child Care Resource and Referral, Inc., and the Rochester Senior Center Foundation.
Suzanne BlueRed Wing, MN
Suzanne Blue, owner of Sturdiwheat Foods, Inc., serves numerous civic and nonprofit organizations across the state. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Historical Society and Audubon Minnesota. She is serving a second term on the National Eagle Center’s Board of Directors.
Emily DurandWabasha, MN
Emily is a resident of Wabasha and is a Senior Project Manager for HealthPartners Institute in Bloomington, MN. She is committed to the health and vibrancy of Wabasha and also serves as Vice-Chair of the Wabasha Heritage Preservation Commission.
John FriedmeyerWabasha, MN
John Friedmeyer is a long-time Wabasha resident who works in Emergency Medical Services and commercial real estate. He currently serves on Wabasha City Council, Ambulance Commission, and Wabasha Port Authority. John joined the National Eagle Center Board in 2016.
Barry HillWabasha, MN
Barry Hill is an active member of the Wabasha community. He manages HIll’s Hardware Hank, currently owned by his parents, with the intention of transitioning to ownership of this downtown anchor. He lives in Wabasha with his wife and five children. He has served on the National Eagle Center Board since 2015.
Blake JohnsonMaplewood, MN
Originally from Red Wing, MN and the Prairie Island Indian Community, Blake is currently the Government Relations Specialist with the PIIC, leading their advocacy efforts with government and elected officials. He currently lives in Maplewood, MN with his wife and son.
Ross LexvoldRed Wing, MN
Ross Lexvold is the Xcel Energy Manager of Community Relations and Economic Development for southeast Minnesota. He brings over a decade of community relations and development experience to the National Eagle Center.
James ReidyWinona, MN
Former National Eagle Center Board Chair (2010 – 2015), James Reidy is a professor in Recreation, Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation at Winona State University where his specialties include outdoor experiential education, leadership, design of green facilities, and open space for nature based tourism. Dr. Reidy has served on the Board since 2008.
Toni SmithWabasha, MN
Toni Smith has lived in Wabasha for 40 years, while working for the University of Minnesota Extension and Association of Minnesota Counties. Her work focused on tourism education and community development educational programs. She joined the board in the summer of 2017.
John WodeleMinneapolis, MN and Wabasha, MN
A native and former Mayor of Wabasha, John Wodele retired in 2016 as Vice President of Marketing for Twin City-based Doran Companies. John’s public service experience includes two terms as a Minneapolis Planning Commissioner; a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Des Moines; Key Advisor and Director of Communications for Governor Jesse Ventura. John also currently serves on the board of directors of Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis and is a Governor appointed member of the Commission of Deaf, Blind Deaf, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. John joined the Board of Directors in 2014.
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