State Board

AAUW MINNESOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2017—2018

Elected Officers

President
Jan Bensen – St. Cloud Area
320-251-4213
jan.bensen@rbc.com
Bjjb72@gmail.com
President Elect
Lisa West – Hastings
651-587-8278
lisa.west@co.dakota.mn.us
westerlytwo@gmail.com
VP Program
Mary Ann Lucas-Hoax – Duluth
218-525-5040
maryannhoux@gmail.com
Treasurer
Beth Nienow—Rochester
507-287-8647
bethnienow@charter.net
VP Membership
Peg Lonnquist – Minneapolis
612-598-7459
pegquist@umn.edu
Secretary/Historian
Trudy Severson – Owatonna
507-451-2344
dtsever72@gmail.com
Public Policy
Jan Carey – Hibbing
218-263-7159
jmcfree@aol.com
College/University Rep
Anne Johnson – Dakota Co. Technical College
651-423-8281
Anne.Johnson@dctc.edu
VP AAUW Funds
Veronica Johnson – Minneapolis
763-444-1061
veronicajj@aol.com

Appointed Officers  

Finance Chair
David Kirkwood – Tar Heel Virtual
Branch & St. Cloud Area
952-891-2876
DavidLKirkwood@cs.com
 
Administrative Assistant 
Mary Harlander-Locke – St. Cloud Area
320-252-5746
mhlocke@csbsju.edu
Pine Editor
Jackie Crever – St. Cloud Area
320-293-9660
jackiecrever@gmail.com
 

Off Board Positions

Website
Teresa Sagen – Ely
218-365-6461
tksagen@gmail.com
Bylaws Chair
Sheila Lind – Minneapolis
952-926-8279
smlind13@gmail.com 

 Leader on Loan

The Minnesota Leader on Loan program offers branches the opportunity of having a state board member or past state leader to provide branch support or programming. Please feel free to consult with the state president or leadership director about your request or needs.

AAUW-MN will cover the leaders transportation cost (as funds are available). The host branch is responsible for any meals or overnight accommodations.

A request form* should be submitted to the state board President. Final approval is by the State President. Branches may request a specific person but final decisions will be based on topic expertise, availability and proximity to the host branch.   Click here for a LOL request form.

Board to Branch Connections (BBC)

Board to Branch Connections are intended as a way for State Board members and Minnesota Branches to form a more personal and supportive relationship. Since we have 29 branches in Minnesota, each state board member initiates a contact with their assigned two-three branch presidents. This is a time for branches to share activities and successes, express concerns, and/or to identify areas of needed support. Each board member reports to the state president about the results of their BBCs and they, along with board members, determine how best to support branches based upon information gained from the contacts. Of course, branches are encouraged to contact their BBC board person or any member of the board at any time with questions, suggestions or support. Below are the BBC assignment for the current AAUW year.

Board to Branch Assignments
2017—2018

BOARD MEMBER/MENTOR Home Branch BRANCHES
Treasurer Beth Nienow Rochester Virginia Brainerd
Adminstrative Assistant Mary Harlander-Locke St. Cloud Albert Lea Grand Rapids
Pine Editor Jackie Crever St. Cloud Northfield Winona
VP AAUW Funds Veronica Johnson Minneapolis Mankato Faribault
Public Policy Jan Carey Hibbing St. Croix Valley Red Wing
Secretary/Historian Trudy Sorenson Owatonna Hutchinson Willmar
President Jan Bensen St. Cloud Brainerd Northeast Metro
President Elect Lisa West Hastings Ely Virginia
VP Program Mary Ann Lucas-Houx Duluth Fergus Falls Metro West
Finance Committee Chair David Kirkwood St. Cloud Moorhead/Fargo Thief River Falls
VP Membership Peg Lonnquist Minneapolis Grand Rapids St. Paul
C/U representative Anne Johnson Hastings
Website editor Teresa Sagen Ely