Board of Directors

MacPhail’s mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities through music learning experiences that inspire.

MacPhail is grateful to its all-volunteer Board of Directors for their support of our mission and enthusiasm for our programs.

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Current as of January 27, 2021


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Kate Cimino, Chair
Executive Director, Citizens League
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Thomas J. Abood, Immediate Past Chair
Chairman & CEO, Evo Transportation & Energy Services, Inc.
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Kyle Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer
MacPhail Center for Music 
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Lica Tomizuka Sanborn, Secretary
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Warren P. Kelly, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management


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Margaret (Margee) Bracken
Arts Education Advocate
Life Member
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Ellen L. Breyer
President, Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable; Past President and CEO, Hazelden Foundation
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Roma Calatayud-Stocks
Author and Songwriter
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Michael Casey
Regional Managing Director, Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo Business
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Klerissa Church
Arts Education Advocate
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Chip Emery
CEO, Supply Chain Services
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Julia Halberg, MD
Retired, General Mills Chief Medical Officer
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Karen Kelley-Ariwoola
Chief Operating Officer, Northside Achievement Zone
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Linda Mack
Retired, Star Tribune Architecture Critic
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David E. Myers, Ph.D.
Professor of Music/Creative Studies, University of Minnesota; Administrative Consultant in Music, Augsburg College
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Christopher Perrigo
Partner, PwC
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Paul C. Reyelts
Chairman, Friends of the Falls
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Christopher (Chris) Simpson
President and CEO, Wenger Corporation
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Hilary Smedsrud
Retired, Communications Consultant
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Peter R. Spokes
Retired, Wells Fargo Corporation Vice President; Community Volunteer
Life Member
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Virginia Stringer
Retired, Strategic Management Resources, Inc. Founder
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Marshall Tokheim
Vice President, Information Technology (IT), Regions, Ecolab
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Mandy K. Tuong
President & CEO, Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™
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Reverend Carl Walker
Pastor, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church; Co-Founder, Walker West Music Academy
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Steven J. Wells
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Not Pictured:

Joseph Hinderer 
Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Investments), Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank 

Kiran Stordalen 
Marketing and Creative Consultant, Intelligent Nutrients 

Dianne Thomas 
Retired, School Administration 
Education, Psychology and Mental Health Consultant 

Kate Whittington 
Chief Customer Officer, U.S. Bank 

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