Our Board of Directors

Sue Crolick Board Co-Chair
Former Art Director/Designer
Founder, Art Buddies/Creatives for Causes

Amy Pressnall - Board Co-Chair
Integrated Creative Manager, Capella University

Laurén Dordal – Secretary
Engagement Manager, On Being / Krista Tippett Public Productions
Former Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Former Intern, The BrandLab

Penny Duerr
Retired Art Director

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)

Elliott Payne
Founder & Principal, Sense Datum, LLC
Human Centered Design, City of Minneapolis Innovation Team
Treasurer, Dream Refugee
Former Lead Strategist, space150

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

Heidi Rich
Executive Director, Art Buddies

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

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

Mikky Daub, Freelance Designer + Marketing + Social Media, Mikky D Creative, LLC

Penny Duerr, Retired Art Director

Jules Glawe, Global Graphic Designer, H.B. Fuller

Alex Griendling, Designer / Co-Partner, Lunar Saloon

Tricia GruettGraphic Designer / Art Director, Xpandable Technology

Amy Jarrard, Copywriter, The JayRard

Jenny Johns, Art Director, ShineBox

Amanda Martin, Senior Designer, CaringBridge

Dustin Nelson, Freelance Journalist / Writer

Jade Ptacek, Marketing Project Manager, Quality Bicycle Projects

Emilie Rainsberry, Art Director + Designer, Rain Designs

Geoffrey Schley, Art Director / Graphic Designer

Samantha Teller, Property Manager, Peak Campus Management

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