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
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.