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The Speakers Forum is made possible by the following Corporate Sponsors:

ContinentalSchlenner Wenner & Co



A luncheon for business owners, executives and mangers interested in networking, team building, learning and inspiration

Speakers Forum
Table Sponsors



Bremer Bank






Granite Equity Partners

Gray Plant Mooty

Kensington Bank



North Risk Partners

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Park Industries

Plaza Park Bank

Preferred Credit, Inc.


Speakers Forum

The Speakers Forum has become one of the premier networking and leadership development events for business professionals in Central and Greater Minnesota.
Program Objectives
  • Creating a consistent, quality networking opportunity for Greater Minnesota business managers and executives
  • Offering a luncheon designed for growth and education through the stories and experiences of successful, knowledgeable leaders.


For tickets to
upcoming events,
contact Emily Heying at
or 320.251.5420


Thanks to our last speaker of 2017, Pam Borton. Stay tuned for 2018 Speakers Forum dates and guest presenters!

Pam Borton – Building High-Performing Teams

ICF Senior Executive Coach PCC, Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Expert, Philanthropist, and Author of ON Point: A Coach’s Game Plan for Life, Leadership, and Performing with Grace Under Fire

Pam BortonAs the winningest coach in the University of Minnesota women’s basketball history and now top-performing, ICF executive coach, Pam stands apart with 27 years of high-level, Division 1 coaching experience, including 12 years as head coach at the University of Minnesota. She led her teams to a Final Four, three straight Sweet Sixteen’s, and numerous NCAA Tournament appearances. Having successfully navigated the pressure and expectations of a highly visible position in an ultra-competitive environment, Pam now brings that unique background to her C- suite, senior level leaders and coaching teams in business. See full bio here.

Previous Speakers

  • Leadership & Culture Panel: Jeff Gau, CEO of Marco, Steve Windfeldt, Executive VP of Preferred Credit & Luke Riodran, CEO & Founder of DAYTA Marketing
  • Mynul Khan, CEO, Field Nation
  • Susan Marvin, Vice Chair of Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, President of the College of St. Benedict
  • Dan Moshe, Founder & CEO of TechGuru
  • Joel Swanson, President of Risdall Public Relations
  • Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota Army National Guard
  • Rose McKinney, Founder & CEO of PineappleRM
  • Dennis Stauffer, Founder of Innovator Mindset
  • Brad Rixmann, CEO of Pawn America
  • Leadership Panel: Jeff Gau, CEO at Marco, Mark Krebsbach, Managing Partner at CliftonLarsonAllen, Diana Lawson, Dean of Siedman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, Brian Schoenborn, Managing Partner at Stinson Leonard Street
  • Chuck Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mill Company, Fairview Health System and International Diary Queen
  • Jim Lukaszewski, author, crisis communications expert and founder of the Lukaszewski Group
  • Bill Popp, POPP Communications and Minnesota Military Family Foundation
  • Dave Mona, Weber Shandwick and WCCO Radio
  • Steve Rothschild, Twin Cities RISE!
  • Lloyd Sigel, Founder of Lloyd's Barbeque Sauce
  • Al Horner, CEO of Aaron Carlson Corporation
  • Dr. Dileep Rao, Professor, entrepreneur, author
  • Paul Douglas, Meteorologist, author, and software company founder
  • Gary Stern, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Dick Enrico, CEO of 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman of Carlson Companies
  • Chris Heim, CEO of 2ndWave Software and Amcom Software
  • Larry Wilson, founder of  Wilson Learning Corporation and Pecos River Learning
  • Erik Saltvold, owner of Erik's Bike Shop
  • Tony Jacobson, founder and CEO of AllOver Media
  • Jill Blashack Strahan, owner of Tastefully Simple
  • Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder of CNS, Inc., maker of Breathe Right nasal strip and FiberChoice chewables
  • Robert Naegele, Jr., best known for establishing Rollerblade, Inc., and Chairman of the Minnesota Wild

(See more detailed bios on these speakers.)

For corporate sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please contact Emily Heying, emily@anderson-center.org or 320.251.5420.

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