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Minnesota Safety Council 2019 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership with a focus on the long-term impact of the Minnesota Safety Council on reducing unintentional injuries. The Board sets policy and direction, and partners with staff to identify the strategies that lead to success in unintentional injury prevention. Our Board and staff work closely in a high-trust, high-effectiveness relationship that produces results. Members of the Board are:



Chair- Board of Directors
Jeffrey S. Ogden
Vice President, Dental Plans

Chair-Elect - Board of Directors
Steven Sandilla
Sr. Vice President

Paul W. Aasen
Minnesota Safety Council, Inc.

Vice President - Finance
Deb Nistler

Bert Flynn
Safety Director
Xcel Energy

Mike Noonan
Vice President Business Services
Red Wing Brands of America, Inc.

Susan Rankin
Vice President of Manufacturing
Land O'Lakes, Inc.



Kevin Balfanz
Director of Field Services

Katharine Bonneson
Assistant Vice President, University Health and Safety
University of Minnesota

Phillip L. Jensen
Senior Risk Specialist 
Chubb Insurance

Joy Johnson
Vice President
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota

Saverio Marcario
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Aveda Corporation

Nicole Vars McCullough
Global Technical Services and Regulatory/Application Engineering Manager
3M Personal Safety Division
3M Center

Scott Norman
Past President

Tom Olinger
Regional Operations Director
CenterPoint Energy

Kristin Rebertus
Director, Enterprise Risk Management
CHS, Inc.

Commissioner Nancy Leppink
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Steve Schoeneck
Otter Tail Power Company

Josh Skelton
Minnesota Power

Ryan Vieau
Vice President, Safety, Risk and Development
Lakehead Painting

Kurt Von Rueden
Past President
ASSP Northwest Chapter

Jason Ward
AAA Minnesota/Iowa