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Board of Trustees

Lakewood is a nonprofit organization that is accountable and committed to serving Minnesota families and the community at large in a multitude of ways. Since its founding, Lakewood has been expertly guided and advised in this role by a governing Board of Trustees who oversee the organization’s strategy and activities in alignment with its mission. These generous individuals are part of an unbroken lineage of stewardship and support dating back to 1871. Throughout Lakewood’s history, our leadership has ensured Lakewood’s relevance, excellence and continuity. This commitment remains unwavering as we look ahead to the next century and beyond.

See below for a list of our current Board members. You can also see a list of past board members, dating back to our founding in 1871.

Deborah Hopp, Chair

President, MSPC Agency

Kent R. Adams, Secretary

Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets

Christine Bent, Vice Chair

Chief Operating Officer, InnovAge

Lynn Casey

Community Volunteer; Retired CEO-Padilla

Annie Gillette Cleveland

Vice President of Communications & Marketing Strategy, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Catherine L. Gunsbury

Founding Partner and Co-Owner, Solhem

Sarah B. Harris

Principal, Harris Strategies LLC

Sargent S. Johnson

Managing Director, Hines

Honorable Tony N. Leung, Chair Emeritus

United States Magistrate Judge

Brian C. Murray

Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Companies

Kathleen P. Pepski, Treasurer

Retired Chief Financial Officer, Hawkins, Inc.

Jose Antonio Peris

Investor; former Regional Director, Ascent and SVP, U.S. Bank

Roger J. Sit

Chief Executive Officer and Global Chief Investment Officer, Sit Investment Associates

Philip I. Smith

Operating Partner, Altaris Capital, LLC

Rufus Rand Winton

Chief Investment Officer of Sawmill Trust Co.

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