Board of Directors

Board members meet 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 - 

 

Amie Ascheman
Board Past Chair
Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman PLLP

 

 

Al Castor
Lockwood Motors

 


Dion Caron
Marshall Public Schools

 

Michelle Doeling
Resource Development Chair
Minnwest Bank 

 

Barry Gronke
Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup

 

 


Julie Hartle
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

 

 

Amy Herrick
Board 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 Treasurer

Runnings Supply Inc.

 

 

Rachel Nuese
Schwan's Company

 

Melanie Pedersen
Board Vice Chair
U.S. Bank

 

Dawn Schroeder
Brookdale Senior Living

 

 

Lee Steffen
Archer Daniels Midland

 

 

 

Luke Tietz
Community Impact Chair
Bremer Bank

 

LuAnn Trutwin
Avera Regional Medical Center

 

 

Abby Wikelius
Lyon County Attorney's Office