Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter of IPMA-HR!

Your local IPMA-HR Board of Directors is a dedicated resource and partner for public sector human resource professionals. Your affordable membership provides you with access to various developmental opportunities to learn and collaborate with others about current and future issues critical to HR.

As we continue to navigate unprecedented times -- dealing with a global pandemic, addressing national concerns regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with political division – we are mindful of the need to be highly adaptable, knowledgeable, and resilient. And to that end, your IPMA-HR organization will continue to provide training events that address the cur-rent climate and relevant issues we are confronting on a daily basis. We are committed to providing you with information that will help you be the best professional possible. In addition, results from the membership survey will be utilized to prioritize other areas of developmental opportunities for you. Please feel free to reach out to the Board members or myself, at any time with other ideas, suggestions or questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Minnesota Chapter of IPMA-HR! And for those who may be interested in joining our Chapter, I would gladly welcome your membership and share information about how this organization may enhance your career development! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have.

As always, please remember to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for others


Linda Hillenbrand
Minnesota Chapter IPMA-HR

Past Presidents

1973-74 Don Anderson

1974-75 Julie Vikmanis

1975-76 William J. Calguire

1976-77 Wesley Long

1977-78 Dave Werts

1978-79 Bonnie L. Williams

1979-80 Edward G. Peetz

1980-81 Agnes Gay

1981-82 Thomas Jackson

1982-83 Sidney Teske

1983-84 Catherine Johnson

1984-85 Jeanette Sobania

1985-86 Arlene Mann

1986-87 Denise Legato

1987-88 Charles Sprafka

1988-89 Mary O’Neill

1990-91 Ronald Quejas-Risdon

1991-93 Will Volk

1993-94 Lynn Boland

1994-95 John Johnson

1995-96 Betty Carlson

1996-97 Melanie Ault

1997-98 Mark Robertson

1998-99 Linda Skallman

1999-00 Brenda Wendlandt

2000-01 Tracie Chamberlin

2001-02 Angela Nalezny

2002-03 Gail Blackstone

2003-04 Kelli Wick

2004-05 Lori Peterson

2005-06 Laura Kushner

2006-07 Pamela French

2007-08 Jody Eilertson

2008-09 Joyce Hottinger

2009-10 Kay McAloney

2010-11 Kelly Tanzer

2011-12 Karen Kurt

2012-13 Ann Marie Shandley

2013-14 Eldona Bacon

2014-15 Charles J. Bernardy

2015-16 Nancy Deno

2016-17 Nance Lee Mosquera

2017-18 Alecia Rose

2018-19 Andy Benish

2019-20 Teressa Pivec