Board of Directors
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Meet the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Associations North Board is comprised of 9-14 members and meets 4-6 times per year. The Board consists of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Immediate Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Co-Directors and elected directors.

Interested in serving on the board? Click here for more information about the role, commitment and nominating process.


Cassie Larson, CAE  |  Chair

Executive Director, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

Ann Kvaal, CAE  |  Immediate Past Chair

President, AK Communications

Mark Salter, CAE, ABC  |  Chair-Elect

Executive Director, CFA Society of Minnesota

Tara Owens  |  Secretary/Treasurer

Director of Engagement, Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Angela Kisskeys  |  Co-Director, VP of Operations & Communications

Associations North

Sarah Ruzek  |  Co-Director, VP of Finance & Education

Associations North


Justin Bieganek

Founder & Creative Director, Mercury Creative Group

Donnie Brown

VP Community Affairs and Foundation, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®

Amanda Friedrich, CMP

National Account Executive, Visit Saint Paul

Cody Nuernberg

President, Northwestern Lumber Association

Dave Renner, CAE

Director, State & Federal Legislation, Minnesota Medical Association

David Siegel, CAE, IOM

Executive Director, Builders Association of the Twin Cities

Robbie Thompson

Executive Director, Professional Liability Underwriting Society