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

Tom Mahowald '86
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Evercore Wealth Management

Joe Housman '04
President Elect
Director of Tax
Hays Companies

Brian Kelly '99
Past President
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

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

Ex Officio

Vic Moore '72
J-Club President
Franzen & Moore

Mike Urbanos

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

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

The Benedictine Way Committee

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

Phil Kostolnik '69
Assistant Vice President, The Benedictine Way Committee
Retired Director

Neal Olson '58

Neal Olson '58
Retired Physician
Olmsted Medical Center

Dick Howard

Dick Howard '72
R J Howard & Associates, LLC

Paul Stone '82
Vice President of Security
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Mike Urbanos

Mike Urbanos '72
General Counsel and COO
Space Center, Inc.

Student Preparation Committee

Scott Hennis '02
Vice President, Student Preparation Committee  
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 Spies '79
Treasury Director Risk Management

John Ruelle '91
Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy

Jimmy Schneider '98
Senior Search Consultant
Versique Consulting & Search

Peter Banick

Peter Banick '09
Senior Counsel

Jason Williams

Jason Williams '98
Senior Vice President - Talent & Compensation
Ameriprise Financial 

Resource Development Committee

Will Berigan '91
Vice President, Resource Development Committee
Shamrock Wealth Management, 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.

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

Jim Platten '74

Jim Platten '74
Director of Hospitalist Program
CentraCare Health

Bill Olson '91
Five-O Corp, Inc.

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

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

Dan Haller '09
Felhaber Larson

Student Recruitment Committee

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

Ben Lentz '00
Director of Development
Minnesota Life College

Alumni Connections Committee

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

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

Art Boylan '01

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

Todd Mueller '74
BluStone Group

Jeff Starbird '75

Jeff Starbird '75
Lurie, LLP

Charlie Carr '03
Wayzata Schools 

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

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

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

Scott Olson '02
Director of Marketing
LogicStream Health Inc.

Mike Erpenbach

Mike Erpenbach '80
Financial Advisor
Waddell and Reed

Matt Winston

Matt Winston '92
Senior Vice President
Hays Companies

Jeff Zignego

Jeff Zignego ’94
Eagle Point Insurance Group, Inc.

Tom Hokr

Tom Hokr ’72
Founder & CEO
MHS Companies

Joe Mahowald

Joe Mahowald ’17
Analyst - Valuation & Advisory
Newmark Knight Frank