The Minneapolis Foundation Welcomes Six New Trustees

The Minneapolis Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Trustees. Andrew Dayton, Bill Graves, Binh Le, Kathleen Foye MacLennan, Paul Reyelts and Michael Stork will attend their first board meeting at the Foundation’s annual meeting on May 17.

“Our new Trustees have a long track record of service to our community, and they bring a diverse set of skills and experience that will strengthen our work immensely,” said R.T. Rybak, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation. “I look forward to their contributions on the Foundation’s board.”

The Board of Trustees is composed of three dozen residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area who are leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. All six of the new Trustees have been appointed to four-year terms.

The new Trustees are as follows:

Andrew Dayton is a social entrepreneur with a passion for community development and social equity. He is co-founder and co-owner of North Corp, a Minneapolis-based retail and hospitality group. Andrew previously served as the Deputy Director of Legislative and Government Affairs to former San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, leading San Francisco’s state and federal policy and budgetary priorities while overseeing the city’s lobbying efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. He sits on the board of directors of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a New York-based nonprofit organization working to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world.

Bill Graves is the founding president of the John and Denise Graves Family Foundation. Prior to his work with the foundation, Graves worked in the technology and creative consulting sectors as a business analyst, writer, producer and resource manager.

Binh Le has successfully started and profitably managed businesses in the real estate, retail and restaurant industries. His experience includes successful navigation of local and state regulatory agencies to secure permits, licenses, financing and construction for properties. With a strong background in market analysis and business consulting, Le provides a foundation within Aero Service Group that enhances development and personal opportunities. He serves on the board of directors of Flagship Bank Minnesota.

Kathleen Foye MacLennan, a native of Connecticut, is the former Access Coordinator at Edina High School, where she designed and implemented programs that assist students with post-secondary planning and scholarship opportunities. She serves as a Trustee at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and on the boards of several Twin Cities nonprofit organizations. She obtained her B.A. from Amherst College and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Paul Reyelts was the chief financial officer of The Valspar Corporation from 1982 until 2008. He retired in 2009 to pursue his interests in design and city building. His current activities include real estate development and investments and the development and maintenance of parks and public spaces in downtown Minneapolis, primarily along the Mississippi River. Reyelts is a director of Schafer Richardson Development, LLC, a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Design and a director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Gold Medal Park Conservancy. He is currently chair of the Parks Foundation’s RiverFirst Capital Campaign and is co-founder and President of Friends of the Lock and Dam, a nonprofit whose mission is to re-purpose the St. Anthony Falls Upper Lock as a world-class visitor and interpretive center.

Michael Stork has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since 1992, serving clients in the financial services industry, specifically those in the banking and capital markets sector. Stork is the Assurance Market Team Leader for PwC’s Minneapolis Financial Services practice, overseeing a group of more than 125 professionals who deliver Audit and Attest services to clients based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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