Our Board of Directors

Sue Crolick Board Chair
Founder, Art Buddies/Creatives for Causes

Laurén Dordal
Employee Engagement Manager, Periscope
Former Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Former Intern, The BrandLab

Edward Huerta-Margotta
Director of Talent Acquisition, Carmichael Lynch
Founder/Former Co-chair, Twin Cities MERGE Diversity/Inclusion Chapter at Interpublic Group of Companies
Founder/Chair, DIAL Committee at Carmichael Lynch (Diversity/Inclusion Initiative)

Scott Mikesh
President and Executive Director, Art Buddies/Creatives for Causes

Heather Olson
Founder and Marketing Director, Soladay Olson | Marketing for Creatives
Fellow, Board Member, and Past President, AIGA Minnesota
Former Chair, AIGA National Board Nominating Committee
Graphic Design Advisory Board Member, University of Minnesota College of Design, Dunwoody College of Technology, and North Hennepin Community College
Advisory Board Member, Goldstein Museum of Design

John Pickerill Treasurer
Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Chair, Advertising, Marketing & Trademark Law Group, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Former Board Member, Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Reginaldo Reyes
VP Brand Experience, KNOCK, Inc.
Founding Member, Retail Design Institute - Minneapolis+St. Paul Chapter
Board Member, Mu Performing Arts

Stacey Stratton, CSP
Founder and President/CEO, True Talent Group
Founder, Minnesota Women Empowering Women
Founder, Winning Women
Former Board Member, International Association of Business Communicators

Rosemary Ugboajah
President and Strategist, Neka Creative
Co-founder and Owner, Zydeco Design LLC
Former Board Member, National Black MBA Association-Twin Cities
Former Diversity Committee Chair, Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Kathy Umland
VP, Director of Creative Operations, Martin Williams
Board Member, Minnesota Twins Community Fund
Former Governor, American Advertising Federation, District 8
Former President, Advertising Federation of Minnesota
Former Chair, The Show
Adjunct Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Our Advisory Board

 

Kailey Mo Becker, Graphic Designer, The Connection

Karisa Buechner, Digital Account Executive, Prime Therapeutics

Elise Bye, MBA Student, Brand and Marketing Management

Angela Dirks, Brand and Social Media Strategist

Penny Duerr, Retired Art Director

Heather Foss, Realtor, RE/MAX Results

Amy Jarrard, Copywriter, The JayRard

Kathy Kuhl, Principal Designer, Nelli Designs

Tivoli Madsen, Lead Trend Designer, Target

Amanda Martin, Creative Advisor, Gradient Positioning Systems

Rob Metke, Graphic Designer, Exosite

Amy Pressnall, Executive Creative Director, The Shinebox

Ben Ptacek, Project Architect, DJR Architecture, Inc.

Emilie Rainsberry, Sr. Graphic Designer, Aeroism Technologies & Flight Academy

Diane Robinson, Fine Artist and Photographer, Diane Robinson Productions

Anna Thompson, Account Manager, Smitten Media

Stuart Wainstock, Digital Design Manager, Greenspring Media

Gerry Yumul, Heart Health Advocate, Minneapolis Heart Institute & American Heart Assoc.


Our Honorary Board Members

 

Lee Lynch, Honorary Board Member
Served on Art Buddies’ Board of Directors for 10 years
Chairman of the Board, MinnPost
Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota & South Dakota
Board Member, Growth and Justice
Board Member, The Benton Foundation
Former Board Chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Retired Founder, Carmichael Lynch

Michael O’Keefe, Honorary Board Member
Served on Art Buddies’ Board of Directors for 10 years
Former President, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Former CEO, McKnight Foundation
Former Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Former Board Member, Board of Regents, University of Minnesota
Former President, Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education, Washington, D.C.

Joe Selvaggio, Honorary Board Member
Served on Art Buddies’ Board of Directors for 16 years
Founder, MicroGrants
Founder, One Percent Club
Founder, Project for Pride in Living

Carol Thacher, Founding Board Member
In memoriam for 20 years of service