School of Public Affairs

SOPA Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The School of Public Affairs is committed to preparing students to be stewards of the public interest and practitioners and leaders in the public and private sectors. The School of Public Affairs Advisory Council is vital in ensuring the ongoing success, growth and vitality of the school by supporting the mission of empowering student-centered success, innovative and integrated curriculum, adaptability and promoting internal and external collaboration.

Members

The following leaders serve as advisers to the School of Public Affairs. They provide direction and advise the school about changes and needs of the public affairs sector including input about curriculum, careers, professional development, funding and research opportunities.

Chas Anderson ‘96

Co-founder and Partner
MZA+Co, St. Paul

David Borgert

Director, Community and Government Relations
CentraCare Health, St. Cloud

James Bullard ‘84

President
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Missouri

John Campbell

Professor Emeritus in Criminal Justice Studies
St. Cloud State University

Patti Gartland ‘80

President
Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, St. Cloud

Jim Graves ‘74

CEO
Graves Hospitality Corp, Minneapolis

Don Hickman

Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development
The Initiative Foundation, Little Falls

Shaunna Johnson

City Administrator
City of Waite Park

Jeffery Magee `91

Deputy Assistant Director – Human Resources and Professional Development
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago, Illinois

Jermaine Ogaja ‘07

Economist
The International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.

Dan Rogan ‘00

Senior Assistant
Hennepin County Attorney, Minneapolis

William Schramm ‘04

Senior Vice President
Logan Circle Partners, Summit, New Jersey

Steven S. Smith ‘75

Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Science & Director of the Weidenbaum Center
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Chris Thiebaut ‘05

Associate Vice President - Corporate Actions Manager
RBC Wealth Management, Minneapolis

Dale Trippler ‘69

Consultant
Landmark Environmental, LLC, St. Paul

Debra Yerigan ‘82

Attorney
Messerli & Kramer, Minneapolis