Board of Directors

Board members meet bi-monthly to further the strategic work and mission of United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  They take seriously their fiduciary responsibility to make sure the resources that are entrusted to the organization are wisely used and to achieve desired outcomes.  United Way of Southwest Minnesota board members actively participate in task forces and committees that help carry out the work of the organization.

Board members are volunteers from across the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area.  There are up to 24 board members who serve three-year terms.  Each board member is eligible to serve two consecutive terms as a director.  Annually, the board elects a chair, vice chair and treasurer.  The president & CEO serves as secretary of the organization, but is not a voting member of the board.

Following is a list of the current board members, including their board position and affiliation.

 

Al Castor
Lockwood Motors

 

Michelle Doeling
Resource Development Co-Chair
Minnwest Bank 

 

Julie Hartle
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

 

 

Amy Herrick
Board Past Chair

North Star Mutual Insurance Company

 

Bethany Janachovsky
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

 

 

Brian Jeremiason
Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative

 

 

Joseph Karanja
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council

 

 

Krista Kopperud
Painted Prairie Vineyard

 

Terry Kriz
Board Vice Chair

Runnings Supply Inc.

 


See Moua-Leske
Southwest ABE

 

Rachel Nuese
Resource Development Co-Chair
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

 

Melanie Pedersen
Board Chair
U.S. Bank

 

Lee Steffen
Archer Daniels Midland

 

 

Luke Tietz
Community Impact Chair
Bremer Bank

 

Kevin Veldhuisen
Presbytery of South Dakota

 

Michelle Warme
Treasurer

Retired

 

Hans Zahrbock
Western Equipment Finance