Board of Directors

MacPhail’s 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.

Current as of October 6, 2023.

Officers and Committee Chairs

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Kate Whittington, Chair
Chief Customer Officer, U.S. Bank
Hudie Broughton
Hudie Broughton, Vice Chair
Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor – Merrill Lynch
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Kyle Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer
MacPhail Center for Music 
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Marshall Tokheim, Secretary and Governance Committee Chair
Vice President – Oracle Deployment Leader, Ecolab
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Chip Emery, Treasurer and Audit & Finance Committee Chair
Retired; CEO, Supply Chain Services
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Joseph Hinderer, Development Committee Chair
Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Investments), Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
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Hilary Smedsrud, Human Resources Committee Chair
Retired, Communications Consultant


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Margaret (Margee) Bracken
Arts Education Advocate
Life Member
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Klerissa Church
Arts Education Advocate
Evan Everist, MacPhail Board Member
Evan Everist
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Alexa Fang, MacPhail Board Member
Alexa Fang
President, Aspen Waste Systems
Rahoul Ghose
Rahoul Ghose
Chief Information Officer (CIO), ECMC Group
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Natalia R. Hernández
Head of School, Breck School
Justin Kelly
Justin Kelly
CEO of Winslow Capital
Syntyche Koumaglo, MacPhail Board Member
Syntyche Koumaglo
Senior Technical Training Developer, Cummins Inc.
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Linda Mack
Retired, Star Tribune Architecture Critic
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Patty Murphy
Community Volunteer
William Z. Pentelovitch
Retired, Maslon LLP, Of Counsel
Mary Cate Peris
Mary Cate Peris
Associate Partner, Director; McKinsey & Company
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Christopher Perrigo
Partner, PwC
Lowell Picket, MacPhail Board Member
Lowell Pickett
President and Co-Owner, Dakota Jazz Club
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Paul C. Reyelts
Chairman, Friends of the Falls
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Peter R. Spokes
Retired, Wells Fargo Corporation Vice President; Community Volunteer
Life Member
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Sylvia Strobel
President & CEO, Twin Cities PBS
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Nicole Strydom
Deputy General Counsel, C.H. Robinson
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Dianne Thomas
Retired, School Administration Education, Psychology and Mental Health Consultant
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Reverend Carl Walker
Pastor, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church; Co-Founder, Walker West Music Academy
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Anne Yoder
Senior Director of Communications, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
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