Board of Directors

Our outstanding board provides strategic leadership, maintains fiduciary responsibility, connects us to community resources and helps set the direction of our organization in serving Minneapolis students. 

AchieveMpls board of directors


Tom Holman

Principal, The Morning Foundation

Hilary Marden-Resnik

Vice Chair
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, UCare

Miles Swammi

Senior Financial Analyst, General Mills


Martin Abrams

Marketing Director, Land O'Lakes

Kristina Carlson

Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, U.S. Bank

Scott Cummings

Program Director, Accenture

Honorable Martha Holton Dimick

Judge in Fourth Judicial District, State of Minnesota

Jacob Frey

Ex Officio
Mayor, City of Minneapolis

Art Gardner, Jr.

Director of Project Management, THOR Construction

Ed Graff

Ex Officio
Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools

Danielle Grant

Ex Officio
President and CEO, AchieveMpls

Nick Hara

Manager, KPMG Minneapolis

Anil Hurkadli

Program Officer, Thrivent Financial

Nelson Inz

Ex Officio
Chair, Minneapolis Board of Education

Velma Korbel

Director, Department of Civil Rights, City of Minneapolis

Steve Liss

Retired Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Minneapolis Public Schools

Mark Murphy

Global Head for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Cargill

Jennifer Melin Miller

CEO, JMM Consulting Inc.

Dr. Abdul Omari

Founder and CEO, AMO Enterprise; Regent, University of Minnesota

Bradley Pederson

Partner, Business and Securities Group, Maslon LLP

Rich Renikoff

Senior Vice President and Senior Sales Director, Wells Fargo

Dara Rudick

CEO, Management HQ, LLC

Jeff Savage

Senior Vice President and Controller, Xcel Energy

Christopher T. Shaheen

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

John Stanoch

Twin Cities Business Leader

Danielle St. Germain-Gordon

Director of Development, Guthrie Theater

Elizabeth Stevens

Associate Dean of Enrollment & Director of Financial Aid, St. Catherine University

Reuben Thompson-Amarteifio

 Change Manager, North American Payroll, Google

Marie Uhrich

Community Leader (formerly Thrivent Financial)

Mat Watson

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Best Buy