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

Joe Housman '04
President
Vice President 
Hays Companies

David E. Moe '94
President Elect
Director, Controller, North American Operations
The Toro Company

Tom Mahowald '86
Past President
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Evercore Wealth Managment 

Josh Benson '06
Secretary
Senior VP General Counsel
BDH Hotel Ventures and RS Real Estate

Ex Officio

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

Tom Hokr

Tom Hokr '72
Ambassador and Trustee Representative
Founder & CEO
MHS Companies

Eric Hollas, OSB
Monastic Representative
Deputy to the President for Advancement
Saint John's University

Student Preparation Committee

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

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

Brette Hjelle '99  
Director, Business Administration
City of Minneapolis - Public Works Department

John Ruelle '91
Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
SunOpta

Jimmy Schneider '98
Senior Search Consultant
Versique Consulting & Search

Peter Banick

Peter Banick '09
Senior Counsel
Aon

Matt Almer ’14
CPA
Lurie, LLP

Mike Anderson ’05
Executive Recruiter
Accounting and Finance at SkyWater Search Partners

Michael Newman ’10
Finance Manager
SunOpta

Resource Development Committee

Bill Olson '91
Vice President, Resource Development Committee
Owner/Consultant
Five-O Corp, Inc.

Rick Speckmann '72
Assistant Vice President, Resource Development Committee
Senior Business Advisor
MRA - The Management Association

Steve Norton '00
Realtor and Attorney
Norton Realty, Inc.

Jim Platten '74

Jim Platten '74
Ambassador
Director of Hospitalist Program
CentraCare Health

Andy Kovacs '86
Attorney
The Law Offices of Craig A. Hansen

Dan Haller '09
Attorney
Felhaber Larson

Matt Spiczka ’14
Director of Business Development 
MHS Insurance Agency 

Student Recruitment Committee

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

Phil Kostolnik '69
Assistant Vice President, Student Recruitment Committee
Retired Director
Medtronic

Ben Lentz '00
Director of Development
Minnesota Life College

Karl Nohner ’09
Principal
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School 

Alumni Connections Committee

Will Berigan '91
Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
President 
Shamrock Wealth Management, Inc.

Matt Winston

Matt Winston '92
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Senior Vice President
Hays Companies

Events Subcommittee

Matt Winston

Matt Winston '92
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Senior Vice President
Hays Companies

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

Evan Bojar ’12
Business Development Manager
ITR Group

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

Steve Ringquist '02
Business, Banking, M&A & Real Estate Attorney
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

Chapters and Clubs Subcommittee

Jeff Zignego

Jeff Zignego ’94
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Principal
Eagle Point Insurance Group, Inc.

Mike Erpenbach

Mike Erpenbach '80
Ambassador
Financial Advisor
Waddell and Reed

Nate Lefebvre ’05
Client Advisor 
C2 IT Solutions Consulting

Chuck Martin ’79
Chief Operating Officer
Manna Freight Systems

Alumni Recognition Subcommittee

Will Starbird '14
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Business Development
MHS Companies

Jeff Starbird '75

Jeff Starbird '75
Ambassador
CPA/Partner
Lurie, LLP

Tom Hokr

Tom Hokr ’72
Ambassador
Founder & CEO
MHS Companies

Art Boylan '01

Art Boylan '01
Ambassador
Attorney and Shareholder
Anthony Ostland Baer and Louwagie

Young Alum Community Subcommittee

Joe Mahowald

Joe Mahowald ’17
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Analyst - Valuation & Advisory
Newmark Knight Frank

Scott Olson '02
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Director of Marketing
LogicStream Health Inc.

Matt Johnson '02
Partner: VP Product + Services
GoKart Labs

The Benedictine Way Subcommittee

Joe Eiden '10
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Connections Committee
Regional HR Manager 
Fireside Hearth & Home

Paul Gelbmann '82
Hazardous Waste Facilities and Solid Waste Transfer Solutions
Ramsey County

Neal Olson '58

Neal Olson '58
Ambassador
Retired Physician
Olmsted Medical Center

Dick Howard
Dick Howard '72

Ambassador
President
R J Howard & Associates, LLC
Mike Urbanos
Mike Urbanos '72
Ambassador
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

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