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Director Pat Maxwell

Center Director, Pat Maxwell

Pat has over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and a turnaround management specialist, in both the business and non-profit sectors. He has held various management positions including: Board Chairman, Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and General Counsel. He has served as Executive Director of two membership associations and one charitable organization. He has started, bought or led 20 businesses and non-profits. The areas he has worked in include: manufacturing, insurance, personnel placement, education, business services, food, medical, legal, membership and charitable services. These organizations are located throughout the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Mr. Maxwell has served on numerous Boards of Directors of both business and charitable organizations.

 He has a B.A. in philosophy from St. John’s University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.  


 2004-2014 Director Terri Barreiro, long-time senior staff member of the Minneapolis and Greater Twin City United Way, is the first Director of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.   Barreiro received her bachelor's degree in psychology and bachelor's cum laude in Spanish from the University of Minnesota.  She attended the Program for Executives in Management at Carnegie Mellon University under a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship and earned a master's in business administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

She has served in a number of capacities with the United Way, including vice president of community building; senior director, for ten years, of planning and management; and director of planning, allocations and evaluation.  Prior to her work at the United Way, she was manager of corporate giving and a foundation program officer for the Dayton Hudson Corporation. Barreiro began in the nonprofit business as executive director of Enablers, a Minneapolis-based program that helped develop youth services.  A nationally sought-after speaker, she helps others develop best practices in management, address emerging social issues and create effective collaborations to improve performance of nonprofit and community-focused organizations.