I am excited to apply for Vice President of the Run Minnesota Board of Directors. I have lived in Minneapolis for the past 30 years with my wife (Run Minnesota Coach Laurie). We raised two sons in our home near Lake Harriet and have had the good fortune to enjoy the many amenities of our city and state. I started running in 2011 mainly to capitalize on the sense of camaraderie that I witnessed at various events. I gave triathlon a try in 2014 and enjoy participating in both types of events including Run Minnesota sponsored races. Running brings together all types of individuals and I appreciate the role that Run Minnesota plays in supporting the community.
I currently work as the Chief Operating Officer for BRIGHT Research Partners, a clinical research organization specializing in assisting medical device companies with FDA approvals. I have an MBA from the University of Minnesota and broad business experience to include sales, marketing, operations, strategy, human resources, and project management. I have also served on the board of one for-profit company and multiple non-profits.
I have served on the board for the past three years and would like to continue in my role as Vice President. We’ve been working to improve the organization and expand our reach to create a more diverse membership, a sense of inclusivity, and broader coverage across the entire state.