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President: Shelli StruzykShelli Struzyk, President

This elected position presides at meetings of this corporation and its Executive Council and supervises activities undertaken by this corporation.



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Administrative Vice President: Christine Sibilleau

Christine Sibilleau, Administrative Vice President

This appointed position supervises the District Directors and is the contact with the Local State Delegates; and serves on the Future Directions committee.

Membership Vice President: Cindy Umland

Cindy Umland, Membership Vice President

This appointed position is the administrator of membership and the state's Growth Plan, which is a schedule of planned membership growth for chapters, districts and the state. It details membership activity for the year to plan for membership growth.

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Chapter Management Vice President: Heidi Westerlund

Heidi Westerlund, Chapter Management Vice President

This appointed position is in charge of the TLC chapters; supervises Gold Team; promotes the use of chapter management tools; and coordinates LOTS.

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Internal Programming Vice President: Jessy McShane

Jessy McShane, Internal Programming Vice President

This appointed position is administrator of internal programming, supervises internal programming state program managers and serves on the Finance and Marketing committees. All USWT Certification must be submitted to the MNWT IVP who will submit it to the appropriate USWT position holder.

External Programming Vice President: Barb Zeroth

Barb Zeroth, External Programming Vice President

This appointed position is administrator of the External Programming areas. This Vice President supervises the external programming state program managers and serves on the Future Directions committee. She also is the liaison between the MNWT and foundations and serves on the MNWT Foundation Board. The External Program areas cover education, projects or fundraising for the benefit of foundations the local, district or state level.

Extensions Director: Brenda Kennelly

Brenda Kennelly, Extensions Director

This appointed position assists chapters with the extensions process and follows through with newly extended chapters; and shall promote chapter extensions. The Extensions Manual and other extension information is available through the Extensions Director. This manual gives chapters the information they need to start and follow through with chapter extensions.

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Secretary: Brenda Sather

Brenda Sather, Secretary

This appointed position records and distributes the minutes of all meetings; and compiles Chapter Mailings and the state Plan of Action.

Treasurer: Julie Hammel

This elected position prepares the state budget; acts as chairman of the Finance Committee; serves on MNWT Foundation Board; and supervises the State Store Manager. State Store items make great incentives and thank you gifts. For a complete list of items, visit the state store at a state meeting or review the order form. If you are interested in these or any of the items available, contact the State Store Manager or State Treasurer to place an order.

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Parliamentarian: Illeana Miller

Illeana Miller, Parliamentarian

This appointed position oversees parliamentary procedure at meetings of the corporation; responsible for review of state by-laws and policies.

Presidential Assistant: Lisa Hahn

Lisa Hahn, Presidential Assistant

This appointed position assists the State President in any activities (s)he deems necessary and compiles the Executive Council Directory.

Chairman of the Board: Jane Hanson

Jane Hanson, Chairman of the Board

This position is held by the immediate past president. She presides over the Elections Committee and March Planning. She also serves as Historian for the MNWT, and is the liaison between the MNWT and the USWT, as well as the chair of the ONTO Committee for National Convention.

Executive Director: Katie Castro

Katie Castro, Executive Director

This position is the only permanent, paid position in the Minnesota Women of Today. The Executive Director serves as a resource for chapters through the Chapter Service Center. The Webmaster & Web Assistant also report to the Executive Director. The Chapter Service Center is available for just what its name implies -- service to chapters. Any questions you may have may be directed to the Executive Director at the center.

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