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Bennie Businesses Online Directory

Building a strong network isn't just about making connections. It's making the right connections. Use the online directory yourself as a tool for locating services, vendors and partners who share the Saint Ben's education and Benedictine values that helped make you the businesswoman you are today. We are truly proud of the successful woman you have become and we hope that you take this opportunity to share, interact and partner with the rest of our passionate Saint Ben's alumnae community.

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Advertising, Communications & Marketing
 Accounting & Finance / Business & Business Development / Direct Sales / Education Event Management/Planning Health & Wellness Insurance Legal Management Manufacturing Nonprofit Real Estate & Interior Design



Advertising, Communications & Marketing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Association for Data-driven
Marketing & Advertising (ADMA)
Katherine Raskob '85
Director, Communications & Customer
Experience 
Sydney, Australia
Bellmont Partners Johanna Holub '13
Account Executive
Edina, MN
Ciceron Kristen Findley '94
Director of Market Insights
Minneapolis, MN
Electric Pulp Wendy Wuebben Johnson '96
Senior Project Manager
Sioux Falls, SD
EPA Audio Visual, Inc. Beth Burr Dossantos '92
Marketing Manager 
Rockford, MN
ETM Creative Emma Thomas-McGinnis '98
Marketing Designer
Urbandale, IA
Fast Horse Katie Krois Quade '10
Client Relationship Manager
Minneapolis, MN
FleishmanHillard
Emily Leuthner Frager '96
SVP & Senior Partner,
General Manager Southern CA
Los Angeles, CA
Minnesota Public Radio |
American Public Media
Mary Heer-Forsberg '83
Development Communications Manager
Saint Paul, MN
Tiger Oak Media Lisa Fenske '13
Fulfillment Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Truck Writers Mackenzie Sullivan '15
Brand Manager/Advertising
Blaine, MN


Accounting & Finance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Atterro/Hunter Hamilton
Danielle Vanderhyde '15
Recruiter
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen Sue Klick Cron '85
Recruiting Operations Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Julie Kolbow Accounting Julie Ajax Kolbow '91
Bookkeeper/Small Business Accountant
Chanhassen, MN
Ledge Wealth Management, Inc. Gina Koshiol Bartell '95
Partner
Sartell, MN
Securian Sophie Korman '15
Associate Underwriter
St. Paul, MN
Trust Point Inc Jennifer Elston Brondell '99
Regional Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
Vanco Payment Solutions Alexa Bollig '14
Corporate Support Specialist/
Executive Assistant, EVP Sales 
Bloomington, MN
Wipfli, LLP
Lori Lowe Hume '82
Partner
Minneapolis, MN


Business & Business Development

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
AT&T Sarah Lange '15
Sr. Specialist -
Technical Development Program
Saint Cloud, MN
Capture Your Photos
Holly Breitenbach Corbid '91
Owner/Photo Organizer
Stillwater, MN
Coachology.us Judy Zimmer '84
Owner
St. Louis Park, MN
Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Owner
Edina, MN
Dan Welle's GM & Chrysler Chrissy Welle Hokanson '02
Vice President/Controller
Sauk Centre, MN
Elite Repeat Missy Bursey Auran '89
Owner
Saint Paul, MN
Global Promotion Program
Colleen Lilly '81
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Granite Equity Partners Angie Krtnick Complin '04
Talent Director
Saint Cloud, MN
Intel Missy Durand Dietrich '02
Marketing Manager
Minneapolis, MN
J Hilburn Men's Clothier
Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN
Marsh & McLennan Agency PK Kriha '91
SVP, Employee Benefits 
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Olk & Associates Mary Olk '82
Chief Coaching Officer
Minnetonka, MN
Northland Kart Kountry
& Northland Cabin Care
Julie Spoden Degen '93
Owner
Brainerd, MN
SPC Commerce Katelyn Plutt '11
Associate Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
The Stylist Online Sarah Fastner '99
Personal Wardrobe Stylist
Saint Paul, MN
Target Danielle Ostertag Gabriel '15
Executive Team Leader
Maple Grove, MN


Direct Sales

Arbonne Katie Emerson Giles '91
Independent Consultant
Burnsville, MN
Cabi Mallory Lundeen Swierk '08
Independent Cabi Stylist
Plymouth, MN
Mary Kay Jennifer Sainsbury '03
Independant Beauty Consultant
Saint Paul, MN
Mary Kay Julia Schmidt '79
Independant Beauty Consultant
Coon Rapids, MN
Mary Kay Vicki Hassing Rothstein '81
Independent Beauty Consultant
Mounds View, MN
Nerium International  Diane Kruczek Foss '02
Brand Partner
FL
Nerium International
Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Brand Partner
Eagan, MN
Rodan+Fields Heather Niemi Merritt '00
Executive Consultant
Sauk Rapids, MN
Rodan+Fields Katrina Lutsy Buetow '00
Executive Consultant
Eden Prairie, MN
Rodan+Fields Valerie Smith Olson '03
Executive Consultant
Maple Grove, MN
Thirty-One Gifts Sara Sorrell Svenby '04
Senior Consultant
Cologne, MN
Tupperware Ida Slayhi Tessmer '91
Consultant 
Lakeville, MN


Education

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
College of Saint Benedict and
Saint John's University
Karen Backes '87
Dean of Admission
Saint Joseph, MN
Consultant for Dayna Collette Dick Krueger '77
Consultant
Silver Springs, MD
Ginosko Kids Educational Centre Virginia Cunningham '92
Director
Nassau, Bahamas
My College Planning Team
Stephanie Palubicki Kennedy '78
Founder/College Admission Coach
Downers Grove, IL
Sadlier Nancy Stoner Alliegro '82
Director of Marketing 
Minneapolis, MN
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Linda Dietman Arnold '75
Director of Religious Education
Sartell, MN
Think Small Tammy Tesky Ausen '98
Chief Advancement Officer
Minneapolis, MN &
St. Paul, MN


Event Management/Planning

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Aimia Samantha Noble Decker '10
Marketing Manager
Plymouth, MN
Bee Artsy...Bee Crafty, L.L.C. Ericka Baraibar Bachmeier '98
Owner, Artist
Rogers, MN
Mid-America Festivals Alexandra Hammerstrom '16
Sales Representative and
Event Coordinator 
Shakopee, MN
University of Wisconsin - Madison Recreational Sports Karen Lux '07
Assistant Director of Scheduling 
and Special Events
Madison, WI


Health & Wellness

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation  Anna Pohlad '15
Communications Coordinator
Aurora, CO
Healing Meadows Animal Chiropractic Jessica Agnew Hoeppner Donaldson '10
Doctor of Chiropractic,
Certified in Veterinary Spinal
Manipulative Therapy
Metro Minnesota
Independent Associate
with Isagenix International
Kristi Brever Etzell '88
Executive
Kent, WA
Medtronic Shannon Bassett '13
Sales Support Specialist
Minneapolis, MN
Prime Therapeutics Denise Chambers Lecher '05
Communications Manager
Eagan, MN


Insurance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Barbara Ellis & Co LLC Barbara Wilm Ellis '64
Owner Mgr
Denver, CO
Northway Insurance of Park Rapids Andria Primus Nordick '03
Owner/Agent 
Park Rapids, MN


Legal

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Bassford Remele PA Amie Stanley Penny Sayler '93
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Best & Flanagan LLP Ashleigh Leitch '09
Employment Lawyer
Minneapolis, MN
Faegre Baker Daniels Sarah Swenson Kilibarda '97
Counsel
Minneapolis, MN
Gray Plant Mooty Kathryn Hauff '12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Heart Law, LLC Angela Heart '90
Attorney
Woodbury, MN
Henson & Efron, P.A.
Allison Plunkett '12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. Jennifer Rexroat Lavin '94
Principal Attorney,
Divorce and Family Law
Chicago, IL
Metzger & Nyberg, LLC
Sonja Nyberg '04
Family Law, Wills & Trusts,
Criminal Defense
Minneapolis, MN
Special Counsel Jenny Schwope '11
Legal Search Director
Washington, D.C.


Management

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
C.H. Robinson Michelle Melsen '08
UX Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Executive Growth Advisors

Mimi Palen-Clare '78
President

Eagan, MN
Precision Discovery Lisa Locher Wahlers '11
Director, Sales Operations
Chicago, IL


Manufacturing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
General Mills Elizabeth Sturlaugson Kohlhof '08
National Account Manager
Minneapolis, MN
HanesBrands Inc Raeleen Rasmussen Fandrich '08
Category Manager
Minneapolis, MN


Nonprofit

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Diocese of Saint Cloud Jane Murray Marrin '64
Chancellor
Saint Cloud, MN
Domestic Violence Turning Points Melissa Petrangelo Scaia '96 Grand Rapids, MN
Heifer International Michelle Dusek Izaguirre '89
Vice President of Marketing and
Resource Development Operations
Little Rock, AR
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Susan McGuigan '81
Development Manager
Roseville, MN
Trades of Hope
Erin Logan Gonyea '97
Compassionate Entrepreneur
Lakeville, MN
Xperitas/Global Citizens Network Grace Janssen '12
Community Partnership Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN


Real Estate & Interior Design

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Cushman & Wakefield/ NorthMarq Barbara Weinzierl Sorensen '86
Assistant Property Manager
Edina, MN
Partners 4 Design Lisa Pope '83
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Vivus Design Mary Koupal Schmelzer '89
Owner
Northfield, MN