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Politics and Public Policy Chapter

The Politics & Public Policy Alumnnae Chapter was officially chartered on April 9, 2008. The group consists of alumnae who work in political or policy arenas and meet with students involved with The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement's Career Mentors Program. Get connected and stay connected!

Mission Statement  
The Saint Ben's & Saint John's Chapters for Politics & Public Policy draw upon the Benedictine heritage of service toward the common good.  Recognizing our tradition of educating civic-minded graduates who serve their communities on the local, state, national, or international stage, these chapters provide a forum for graduates, current students, and others to discuss public policy issues, engage in professional networking and mentoring, and offer public outreach events such as community lectures and conferences. Both chapters are led by chairs from their respective school.

Upcoming Events
Coming Soon!

Chapter Chair

Christine Zimmer '88
Director of Government Relations for Winthrop and Weinstine P.A, Chapter Chair

Chapter Board Members
Karen Janisch '87
MN District Court Judge
Ann Finn '94
Legislative Counsultant for the Minnesota League of Municipalities
Hon. Elizabeth Hayden '68
MN District Court Judge
Kathy Lantry '83
President of the Saint Paul City Council
Rep. Ann Lenczewski '83
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Kathleen Lonegran
Committee Administrator for the Minnesota State Senate
Rep. Peg McGlinch '95
Lobbyist, Clark and Weinstock, Washington DC
Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba '72
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Allysa Schlander '95
Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Automobile Dealers
Erin Sexton '98
Director, Health Care and Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Matt Lindstrom '92
Director, the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to start an affinity group or a chapter near you, please contact Heather Pieper-Olson