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Board of Directors

The Growth & Justice board of directors consists of many distinguished Minnesotans, including Democrats, Republicans and independents; people from the business, labor, government and nonprofit communities; and people from the Twin Cities and from greater Minnesota.

Marlana Benzie-Lourey
Editor and publisher, Askov American

Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell
Development director, Hennepin Theatre Trust

Tane Danger
Co-founder, host and director, The Theater of Public Policy

David Fisher, Secretary-Treasurer
Executive director, Corporate Institute, University of Minnesota

Linda Fisher
Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron

Vernae Hasbargen, Vice Chair
Former legislative director, Minnesota Rural Education Association

H.B. “Bud” Hayden Jr.
Founder and president, Hayden Enterprises

Hubert H. “Buck” Humphrey IV
Vice president, Forbes-Tate

Vivian Jenkins Nelsen
President and CEO, INTER-RACE Institute at Augsburg College

Thomas C. Kayser
Attorney, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi

Nekima Levy-Pounds
Law professor and Community Justice Project Director, University of St. Thomas

Kimberly Lowe
Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron

Lee Lynch
Founder & Former CEO, Carmichael Lynch

Erik Peterson
Director of Education/Labor Program Director for Wellstone Action

Louis Porter II
Director, McNair Scholars Program, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Walter “Rocky” Rockenstein, Board Chair
Former member, Minneapolis City Council; Retired attorney, Faegre & Benson

Martin Olav Sabo
Former U.S. Congressman; Co-chair, National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center

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