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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS OF JUNE 30, 2012 TRUSTEE EMERITA Greg Pearson Board Chair Marketing Manager, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN Rhoda Redleaf Vallay Moua Varro Vice Chair Senior Vice President of States, 50CAN, MN EXECUTIVE TEAM Mary Ann Barrows Wark Secretary Preschool Teacher, Jean Lyle Children’s Center, Falcon Heights, MN Barbara Yates Executive Director Mark Cross Treasurer Chief Solutions Officer, Solve Globally, Eden Prairie, MN Pamela Longfellow Chief Financial Officer Sandy Myers Director of Early Childhood Education Elaine Rodriguez Birkemeyer Senior Finance Director, Best Buy, Plymouth, MN James Boyle President, James R. Boyle & Associates, Minneapolis, MN Jacqueline Cross Head Start Director, Anoka/ Washington County Head Start, Anoka, MN Rob Grunewald Associate Economist, The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN Ann Hill Ombudsperson, African-American Families, St. Paul, MN Nancy Jost Early Childhood Coordinator, West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, MN Carleen Kerttula Executive Director, MBA Roundtable, Bloomington, MN Mark Lofthus Director, Department of Employment & Economic Development, St. Paul, MN Eileen Pinto Independent Consultant, Eileen Pinto & Associates, St. Paul, MN Jacqueline Reis Consultant/ Manager, Minnesota Business Gives, White Bear Lake, MN Hunter Saklad VP Finance, Select Comfort, Minneapolis, MN Jodi Sandfort Associate Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN Scott Singer Chief Security & Information Officer, PaR Systems, Inc., Mahtomedi, MN Todd Otis Director of Community Partnerships Linda Hein Publisher of Redleaf Press Janet Bisbee Director of Development A family of three enjoys a celebration marking the con- clusion of the Parent Aware pilot scholarship program. By receiving Parent Aware awards, these children were able to attend a high-quality early learning program. page 11