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
Allyn Linden Media |
Social Media Management
Angie MacDonald Marsh '03
Owner and Strategist
St. Paul, MN
Association for Data-driven
Marketing & Advertising (ADMA)
Katherine Raskob '85
Director, Communications & Customer
Experience
Sydney, Australia
Bellmont Partners Johanna Holub '13
Senior Account Executive
Edina, MN
Ciceron Kristen Findley '94
VP of Consumer Insights & Technologies
Minneapolis, MN
DAYTA Marketing Afton Windsperger '16
Digital Project Manager
Waite Park, 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
FleishmanHillard Emily Leuthner Frager '96
SVP & Senior Partner,
General Manager Southern CA
Los Angeles, CA
Kate Westlund Kate Westlund '10
Owner/Producer/Writer
St. Paul, MN
Lawrence & Schiller Erin Wiese Weinzettel '11
Group Director
Edina, MN
Little Pepper Promotions Sandy Pfefferle Forster '82
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Public Radio |
American Public Media
Mary Heer-Forsberg '83
Development Communications Manager
St. Paul, MN
Periscope Sarah Beck '17
Associate Strategist
Minneapolis, MN
Polka Dot Powerhouse Wendi Moline Giuliano '93
Regional Support Manager
Riverside Writing Angela Sigl Janson '07
Freelance Writer
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty Incentives Kaettie Wenger '01
Promotional Consultant
Durango, CO
Target Lindsay Hall '05
Senior Public Relations Associate
Minneapolis, MN


Accounting & Finance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Atterro/Hunter Hamilton Danielle Vanderhyde '15
Recruiter
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen Sue Klick Cron '85
Director of Recruitment
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen Mackenzie Ludowese Rooney '08
Senior Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Edward Jones Investments

Christine Berg '89
Financial Advisor

Arlington Heights, IL
Henry+Horne, LLP

Jenifer Swann Louwagie '12
Audit Manager

Tempe, AZ
Julie Kolbow Accounting Julie Ajax Kolbow '91
Bookkeeper/Small Business Accountant
Chanhassen, MN
Ledge Wealth Management, Inc. Gina Koshiol Bartell '95
Partner
Sartell, MN
RSM US LLP Alexa Bollig '14
Sr. Administrative Assistant,
National Professional Standards Group
Minneapolis, MN
Securian Financial Group Sophie Korman '15
Underwriter
St. Paul, MN
Trust Point Inc Jennifer Elston Brondell '99
Regional Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
Wipfli, LLP Lori Lowe Hume '82
Partner
Minneapolis, MN


Business & Business Development

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Apex Systems Emma Fering '16
Recruiter
Edina, MN
AminoAcids Megan Malz '12
Quality Assurance Director
St. Paul, MN
AT&T Sarah Lange '15
Sr. Specialist -
Technical Development Program
St. Cloud, MN
Capture Your Photos Holly Breitenbach Corbid '91
Owner/Photo Organizer
Stillwater, MN
Coachology.us Judy Zimmer '84
Owner
St. Louis Park, MN
Colleen Regina Photography & Design Colleen Kennedy Kanan '14
Owner and Photographer
Milaca, MN
Compass Group USA Megan Russell '18
National Account Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN
Dan Welle's GM & Chrysler Chrissy Welle Hokanson '02
Vice President/Controller
Sauk Centre, MN
Elite Repeat Missy Bursey Auran '89
Owner
St. Paul, MN
Global Promotion Program Colleen Lilly '81
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Granite Equity Partners Angie Krtnick Complin '04
Talent Director
St. Cloud, MN
High Road Heating &
Cooling
Robin Bennett Johnson '88
Owner 
Rockford, MN
Hygge Wear Rebecca Brown-Medvec '91
Owner
St. Cloud, MN
Intel Missy Durand Dietrich '02
Marketing Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Jodi Mayers & Style Partners Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Wardrobe Consultant •
Presenter/Speaker • Style Expert
Minneapolis, MN
Kane Aster Boutique Cheryl Palm Hyk '99
Co-owner
Rogers/Lakeville, MN
Live Well Travel Amanda Kelly '03
Travel Agent
Minneapolis, MN
Marsh & McLennan Agency PK Kriha '91
SVP, Employee Benefits 
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Olk & Associates Mary Olk '82
Chief Coaching Officer
Minnetonka, MN
Nicole Pederson Photography Nicole Pederson '17
Owner and Photographer
St. Paul, MN
Nonprofit Data Geeks Jennifer Maza Otremba '02
Founder & Lead Salesforce Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Northland Kart Kountry
& Northland Cabin Care
Julie Spoden Degen '93
Owner
Brainerd, MN
Orman Guidance, Inc Anne Golden '91
Director
Minneapolis, MN
PwC London Stelten '17
Tax Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Chelsea Schwarzkopf '18
Quad City Symphony Youth
Ensembles General Manager
Davenport, IA
Resurgence Small Engine Inc. Robyn Hall '14
Vice President & Webmaster
Wasilla, AK
Roaming Buffalo BBQ Rachael Lundby Webb '04
Owner
Denver, CO
SPC Commerce Katelyn Plutt '11
Associate Business Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
The Stylist Online Sarah Fastner '99
Personal Wardrobe Stylist
St. Paul, MN
Target Valerie Smith Olson '03
Project Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Wendel Madi Sundlof '16
PAA with a focus in sustainability
Minneapolis, MN
Xybix Systems, Inc.  Kathleen Utley '06
Director of Marketing
Littleton, CO


Direct Sales

Arbonne Katie Emerson Giles '91
Independent Consultant
Burnsville, MN
Cabi Mallory Lundeen Swierk '08
Independent Cabi Stylist
Plymouth, MN
J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN
LuLaRoe Teri Durbin Teri Weller Durbin '86
Fashion Retailer
St. Cloud, MN
Independent Associate
with Isagenix International
Kristi Brever Etzell '88
Executive
Kent, WA
Mary Kay Jennifer Sainsbury '03
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Mary Kay Julia Schmidt '79
Independent Beauty Consultant
Coon Rapids, MN
Modere-Live Clean
with Kraig and Doreen
Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Social Marketer
St. Paul, MN
Neora Diane Kruczek Foss '02
Brand Partner
FL
Norwex Sarah Pokorny Johnson '09
Sales Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Rodan+Fields Katrina Lutsy Buetow '00
Level 3 Executive Consultant
Eden Prairie, MN
Rodan+Fields Valerie Smith Olson '03
Business Owner/
Consulting and Business Development
Remote/Virtual
Rodan+Fields Jessie Rasmusson Bruns '06
Executive Consultant
St. Joseph, MN
Rodan+Fields Katie Towne Winkelman '03
RFX Lexus Acheiver
Foley, MN
SeneGence International  Katie Kaproth Dufault '01
Independent Distributor
St. Paul, MN
Thirty-One Gifts Sara Sorrell Svenby '04
Senior Consultant
Cologne, MN


Education

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
College of Saint Benedict and
Saint John's University
Karen Backes '87
Dean of Admission
St. Joseph, MN
CharterSource Beth Lenhardt Finch '85
Founder
Afton, MN
Consultant for Dayna Collette Dick Krueger '77
Consultant
Silver Springs, MD
ESL Educator Elizabeth Lytle Isaac '83
ESL Educator
Greater Boston, MA
Ginosko Kids Educational Centre Virginia Cunningham '92
Director
Nassau, Bahamas
Minneapolis Public School Maria Larson '12
Fourth Grade Teacher
Minneapolis, MN
Mounds Park Academy Ashely Brown Goetzke '10
Capital Campaign and
Stewardship Manager
St. Paul, MN
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
Tending Windmills Kristin Sawyer Lyman '00
Barton Tutor/Educator/Community Builder
Sartell, MN
UC Berkeley - School of Law Britta Kolb-Coughlin '09
Leadership Gifts - Development and Alumni Relations
Berkeley, CA


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
Don't Blink Events Katie Krois Quade '10
Founder
Sydney, NSW
Australia
HelmsBriscoe Abby Hahn Hoffman '06
Manager, Global Accounts
Minneapolis, MN 
Mid-America Festivals Alexandra Hammerstrom '16
Sales Representative and
Event Coordinator 
Shakopee, MN
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Carissa Pfarr Burns '14
Meetings, Events &
Weddings Manager

Chaska, 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
AdZENtures Yoga Lindsey Conroy '09 Austin, TX
Bee Well Massage &
Bee the Voice
Molly Dose '99
Owner & Massage Therapist/
Mental Health Speaker
Shakopee, MN
Benedictine Health
System - St. Crispin
Living Community
Debby Beumer Bradley '86
Chaplain/Martketing/Foundation
Red Wing, MN
Centered Living, LLC Lisa Lippert Roesner '87
Certified Professional Coach,
Certified Spiritual Coach
Lakeville, MN
Children's Hospital
Colorado Foundation 
Anna Pohlad '15
Senior Coordinator,
Marketing Communications
Aurora, CO
Desirée Brazelton,
Homeopath and Conscious
Parenting Champion
Desiree Palmen Brazelton '99
Homeopath
Minneapolis, MN
Empowering All Wellness Amanda Kelly '03
Wellness Advisor
Minneapolis, MN
Gerhardson Chiropractic Lacie Schroden Gerhardson '00
Owner
St. Cloud, MN
Healing Meadows
Animal Chiropractic
Jessica Agnew Hoeppner Donaldson '10
Doctor of Chiropractic,
Certified in Veterinary Spinal
Manipulative Therapy
Metro Minnesota
Living Well With {K} Kristin Erickson Kraemer '03
Owner-Certified Holistic Health Coach
Green Isle, MN
Medtronic Shannon Bassett '13
Clinical Specialist, CRHF
San Francisco, CA
Metro MN Community
Oncology Research
Consortium
Michele Matusovic Lacy '87
Administrative Director
St. Louis Park, MN
Minnesota Brain Injury
Alliance & Minnesota
Stroke Association
Susan McGuigan '81
Development Coordinator
Roseville, MN
Nancy H. Holm, D.D.S PA Nancy Holm '88
Dentist - solo practitioner
Burnsville, MN
Premier, Inc. Elise Guimont-Blackburn '08
Region Director
Charlotte, NC
Prime Therapeutics Denise Chambers Lecher '05
Communications Manager
Eagan, MN
Wild Roots Coaching Kristin Sweetman '08
Life & Mindset Coach
Minneapolis, MN
UnitedHealth Group

Marina Maric '07
Marketing Manager Optum
Tech Data Solutions

Eden Prairie, MN


Insurance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Annie Dittberner '17
Associate, Business Development
Bloomington, MN  
Barbara Ellis & Co LLC Barbara Wilm Ellis '64
Owner Mgr
Denver, CO
North Shore Title Celine Bernard Campbell '84
Executive Closer
Duluth, MN
Northway Insurance of Park Rapids Andria Primus Nordick '03
Owner/Agent
Park Rapids, MN
Truck Writers Mackenzie Sullivan '15
Brand Manager/Advertising
Blaine, MN


Legal

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Bassford Remele, P.A. Amie Stanley Penny Sayler '93
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Berens & Miller, P.A. Erin Fogarty Lisle '90
Partner
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
Jeffrey P. Scott and Associates  Charissa Perzel Hall '12
Estate Planning Attorney
St. Paul, 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
Anderson Center Emily Heying '17 St. Cloud, MN
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
3M Andrea Carrow Morsching '09
Business Development Manager
Bangkok, Thailand
General Mills Elizabeth Sturlaugson Kohlhof '08
Sr e-Commerce Manager /
Amazon National Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
HanesBrands Inc Raeleen Rasmussen Fandrich '08
Category Manager
Minneapolis, MN
SICK, Inc Lisa Fenkse '13
Marketing Automation Specialist
Bloomington, MN


Nonprofit

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation  Molly Flaig '15
Event Manager
Wayzata, MN
Diocese of Saint Cloud Jane Murray Marrin '64
Chancellor
St. 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
Coldwell Banker Burnet Sarah Guimond McDermott '84
Real Estate Agent/Sales Associate
Minneapolis/
St. Paul, MN
Cushman & Wakefield/ NorthMarq Barbara Weinzierl Sorensen '86
Senior Assistant Property Manager
Edina, MN
Molly McKinney Palettes Molly Lynch McKinney '91
Color Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Partners 4 Design Lisa Pope '83
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Richdale Apartments Laura Barry '19
Leasing Professional
Minnetonka, MN
Vivus Design Mary Koupal Schmelzer '89
Owner
Northfield, MN