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Alumni Association Board Members

The SJU Alumni Association Board works closely with the University to advise us and lead us in engaging our alumni. Board members help foster lifelong relationships with alumni and friends of Saint John's. They also demonstrate ways in which alumni can become involved and active in supporting their alma mater. For more information about serving on the Alumni Association Board, please contact Adam Herbst at 320-363-3819.

 

Office of the President

Mike Erpenbach

Mike Erpenbach '80
President
Financial Advisor 
Waddell and Reed

Jesse Stremcha

Jesse Stremcha '99
Past President
Fundraiser: ePhilanthropy, Annual Giving and Operations
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Brian Kelly '99
President - Elect
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual

Josh Otto '01
Office of the President Ambassador
Director of Talent Development
United Halth Group

Jim Platten '74

Jim Platten '74
Office of the President Ambassador
CEO
Open Cities Health Center

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith '92
Board Secretary Ambassador
Proprietor & Creative Director
Smitty's Workshop

Ex Officio

Vic Moore '72
J-Club President
Co-Owner
Franzen & Moore

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
Trustee Representative
Vice President
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

Nick Riley '18
Student Representative 

Eric Hollas, OSB
Monastic Representative
Senior Associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Saint John's University

The Benedictine Way Committee

Phil Kostolnik '69
VP, The Benedictine Way Committee
Retired Director
Medtronic

David Moe '94
The Benedictine Way Committee
Controller for North American Operations
The Toro Company

Bob Precourt '68
The Benedictine Way Committee
Deacon and Pastoral Leader
St. Mark's Sacred Heart, Redgranite and Poy Sippi, WI

Neal Olson '58

Neal Olson '58
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
Retired Physician
Olmsted Medical Center

Dick Howard

Dick Howard '72
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
President
The Fairview Foundation

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
The Benedictine Way Committee - Ambassador
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

Student Preparation Committee

Joe Housman '04
VP, Student Preparation Committee
Director of Tax
Hays Companies

Scott Hennis '02
AVP, Student Preparation Committee  
Owner
Curt's Salsa

Josh Benson '06
Student Preparation Committee  
Senior VP General Counsel
BDH Hotel Ventures and RS Real Estate

Brette Hjelle '99

Student Preparation Committee 
Director, Business Administration
City of Minneapolis - Public Works Department

John Spies '79
Student Preparation Committee
Ecolab 
Treasury Director Risk Management

Paul Johnson '03
Student Prepartation Committee
Financial Advisor 
Well Fargo Advisors, LLC

Resource Development Committee

Tom Mahowald '86
VP, Resrouce Development Committee
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Evercore Wealth Management

Steve Norton '00
AVP, Resource Development Committee
Realtor and Attorney
Norton Realty, Inc.

Jim Bishop '79
Resource Development Committee
Director of Compensation and Benefits
Liberty Diversified International

Andy Carlson '00

Andy Carlson '00
Resource Development Committee
New Counsel
Brookridge Investments 

Kevin Krueger '06
Resource Development Committee
Associate Marketing Manager & New Business Development
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Will Berrigan '91
Resource Development Committee
President 
Shamrock Wealth Management, Inc.

Matt Boys '11
Resource Development Committee
Renewable Energy Developemnt Manager and Principal
Northern Oak Investments
 

Student Recruitment Committee

Brian Traxler

Brian Traxler '01
Student Recruitment Committee
Social Studies Teacher 
Convent of the Visitation School

Brock Welch '13
Student Recruitment Committee
Supervisor, CPA
Hysjulien and Associate

Alumni Connections Committee

Art Boylan '01

Art Boylan '01
VP, Alumni Connections Committee
Attorney and Shareholder
Anthony Ostland Baer and Louwagie

Rick Speckmann '72
AVP, Alumni Connections Committee
Senior Business Advisor
MRA - The Management Association

Chris Dardis '97
Student Preparation Committee  & Alumni Connections Committee
Vice President
Versique HR Search & Consulting

Brian Jennissen '11
Alumni Connections Committee
Application Engineer
Innovent Air Handling Equipment

Leif Johnson '02
Alumni Connections Committee
Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking
Associated Bank

Jim Miller '79
Alumni Connections Committee
American Family Insurance Agent
James Miller Agency, Inc.

Todd Mueller '74
Alumni Connections Committee
Publisher
BluStone Group

Mike Ramler

Mike Ramler '90
Alumni Connections Committee
Account Director
Express Scripts, Inc.

Jeff Starbird '75

Jeff Starbird '75
Alumni Connections Committee
CPA/Partner
Lurie, LLP

Charlie Carr '03
Alumni Connections Committee
Teacher
Wayzata Schools 

Tim Leonard '83
Alumni Connections Committee
Owner and President
Choice Insurance Agency, Inc.

Steve Ringquist '02
Alumni Connections Committee
Business, Finance & Real Estate Attorney
Winthrop & Weinstine

Alumni Assoc. Mission

"To strengthen and perpetuate the bond of friendship formed in college days, to advance the welfare - spiritual and temporal - of its members and to further the interests of alma mater."

Related Links

For more information:

Adam Herbst '99
Director of Alumni Relations
Saint John's University
320-363-3819