meet
the board
Executive Board Co-chairs & Secretary
Bonnie Carlson

Executive Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Bloomington Convention & Visitor Bureau

Executive Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Bloomington Convention & Visitor Bureau

Bonnie Carlson
Dave St. Peter

Executive Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Twins

Executive Board Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Twins

Dave St. Peter
Jill Renslow

Executive Finance Chair
EVP Business Development & Marketing
Mall of America

Executive Finance Chair
EVP Business Development & Marketing
Mall of America

Jill Renslow
Christine Sovereign

Executive Board Secretary
Senior Managing Director
Accenture

Executive Board Secretary
Senior Managing Director
Accenture

Christine Sovereign
Executive Board
Stephanie Albert

EVP, Chief Legal Officer
Delta Dental of Minnesota

EVP, Chief Legal Officer
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Stephanie Albert
Lester Bagley

Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
Minnesota Vikings

Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
Minnesota Vikings

Lester Bagley
Wendy Blackshaw

President & Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Sports and Events

President & Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Sports and Events

Wendy Blackshaw

Wendy is a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Sales for numerous high profile brands. Wendy was the SVP of Marketing and Company Officer at Sun Country Airlines where she created and built the “Hometown Airline” brand and was responsible for all sales, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, events and business development, Wendy also started Sun Country Vacations during her tenure.

She has held similar marketing, sales/partnership positions with Mall of America®, University of MN, MN North Stars (NHL Hockey prior to the Wild), Rollerblade, KDWB, and KSTP-TV. She has been an active participant in the Twin Cities community where she has served on numerous boards including University of Minnesota Alumni Association, The Emily Program Foundation, and Alive + Kickin’. She is an award-winning marketer, named to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, earning numerous retail, advertising and marketing awards.

Doug Carnival

Partner
McGrann Shea Carnival

Partner
McGrann Shea Carnival

Doug Carnival
Ethan Casson

Chief Executive Officer,
Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx

Chief Executive Officer,
Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx

Ethan Casson
Darren Caudill

Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
Cub Foods

Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
Cub Foods

Darren Caudill
Mark Coyle

Athletic Director
University of Minnesota

Athletic Director
University of Minnesota

Mark Coyle
Mary Loeffelholz

VP - Airport Customer Service MSP
Delta Air Lines

VP - Airport Customer Service MSP
Delta Air Lines

Mary Loeffelholz
Matt Majka

President
Minnesota Wild

President
Minnesota Wild

Matt Majka
John Marshall

Dir. of Community Relations (MN, ND, SD)
Xcel Energy

Dir. of Community Relations (MN, ND, SD)
Xcel Energy

John Marshall
Terry Mattson

Chief Executive Officer
Visit Saint Paul

Chief Executive Officer
Visit Saint Paul

Terry Mattson
Melvin Tennant

President & Chief Executive Officer
Meet Minneapolis

President & Chief Executive Officer
Meet Minneapolis

Melvin Tennant
Michael Vekich

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority
US Bank Stadium

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority
US Bank Stadium

Michael Vekich
Chris Wright

Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota United FC

Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota United FC

Chris Wright