Department of Minnesota Committees

NOTE: The “To Serve” column refers to years remaining on the board, not to any officer role.

Americanism Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Tess DavisChairman2 yearsSend email
Larry Pocrnich1 yearSend email
Art Tobkin3 yearsSend email

Americanism Subcommittee Chairs

Kyle OldreBoys State DirectorSend email
Thomas ClaboCommunity Service ChairmanSend email
Don SkowEducation ChairmanSend email
Tess DavisEducation LiaisonSend email
Jared SturgillJr. Shooting Sports DirectorSend email
Jamie WoodsOratorical Contest ChairmanSend email
Amanda EnglandOratorical Contest Vice ChairmanSend email
James BlakesleySafety School Patrol ChairmanSend email
Tom HallettScouts ChairmanSend email
Larry RyanYouth Cadet Law Enforcement ChairmanSend email
Districts name members to each committee

American Legion Riders Committee

Minnesota American Legion Riders website

Ted BergDirectorSend email
Garylee DavenportAssistant DirectorSend email
Jody HassingSecretarySend email
Roy Naylor1st DistrictSend email
Duane Mabon2nd DistrictSend email
Jim Zangle3rd DistrictSend email
Kim Elledge4th DistrictSend email
Lee Davis5th DistrictSend email
Leslie Kruft6th DistrictSend email
Garylee Davenport7th DistrictSend email
Zandra Kessler8th DistrictSend email
Tom Krabbenhoft9th DistrictSend email
Matt Beren10 DistrictSend email
Chuck StoneLiaisonSend email

Armed Forces Service Center

MSP Int’l Airport Armed Forces Service Center website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
David DahlRepresentativeSend email

Baseball Committee

Minnesota American Legion Baseball website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Randy SchaubDirector1 yearSend email
Brandon RaymoVice Director2 yearsSend email
Jeff MillerVice Director3 yearsSend email
Tim EngstromSecretarySend email
Scott McCready1st DistrictSend email
Vern Kitzberger2nd DistrictSend email
Bruce Young3rd DistrictSend email
Gail Kalata4th DistrictSend email
Kyle Nutting5th DistrictSend email
Wes Thompson6th DistrictSend email
Mike Gort7th DistrictSend email
Tom Coombe8th DistrictSend email
Mike Arvidson9th DistrictSend email
Luther Dorr10th DistrictSend email
Jim PeckJunior DirectorSend email
Al DavisAdvisorSend email

Blood Donor Program Committee

Terry LarsonChairmanSend email
And one member from each district

Board of Publications

The Minnesota Legionnaire webpage

NameTitleSelected ByTo ServeContact
Tom FernlundPresidentConvention BallotSend email
Dennis HenkemeyerVice PresidentBoard of Publications1 yearSend email
Mike MaxaSecretaryExecutive CommitteeSend email
Bill GoedeTreasurerExecutive CommitteeSend email
Don AmundsonConvention Ballot1 yearSend email
Carroll PartridgeExecutive Committee1 yearSend email
Paul EdwardsConvention Ballot2 yearsSend email
Dennis HenkemeyerExecutive Committee2 yearsSend email
Darrel RedepenningConvention Ballot3 yearsSend email
VacantExecutive Committee3 yearsTo be elected at next board meeting.
EditorTim EngstromBoard of PublicationsSend email

Bowling Committee

Bob MaceChairmanSend email
Tom SkuzaTAL
Pam HoshalALASend email
LeRoy GonzalesSALSend email
Cari LambSecretarySend email

Brain Sciences Foundation Board of Directors

University of Minnesota Brian Sciences Center

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Bob LockerPresident1 yearSend email
Ray EidenVice President2 yearsSend email
Rosemary NiesenSecretary/Treasurer3 yearsSend email
Michael Schaffer1 yearSend email
Richard Janssen2 yearsSend email
Tim Sanken3 yearsSend email
Joseph NiesenSALSend email
Anna EellsALA1 yearSend email
Barbara HopewellALA2 yearSend email
Kat BenjaminALA3 yearsSend email
Tom FernlundDept. CommanderSend email
Tim WeaverSAL CommanderSend email
Dan LudwigAdvisorSend email

Children & Youth Committee

Karen WelanderChairmanSend email
Veronica FernlundVice ChairmanSend email

Convention Corporation Board

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Tom SchottenbauerChairman4 yearsSend email
Ken Meyer1 yearSend email
Jim Mertens2 yearsSend email
Richard GrobeSecretary3 yearSend email
Don Hayden5 yearsSend email
Al DavisTreasurerSend email

Credentials Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Lynne NottageChairman1 yearSend email
Virgil Wagner2 years
Betty Jass3 yearsSend email

Employment Committee

Luis CamperoChairmanSend email
And one member from each district

Fastpitch Softball Committee

Minnesota American Legion Fastpitch Softball website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Michael ArvidsonChairman1 yearSend email
Hal Meyer2 yearSend email
Vicky Petry3 yearSend email
LuAnn McMahan4 yearSend email

Finance Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Mary Jo YorkChairman1 yearSend email
Carl Moon2 yearsSend email
Richard Oelschlager3 yearsSend email
Richard Wog4 yearsSend email
Carl Hendrickson5 yearsSend email
Tom FernlundDept. CommanderSend email
William GoedeDept. TreasurerSend email

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Volunteer Committee

Fort Snelling National Cemetery website

Tom MullonRepresentativeSend email

Law & Order Committee

Pat LoganChairmanSend email
Jeff BrokawSend email
Susan EdwardsSend email

Legionnaire Insurance Trust Committee

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NameTitleTo ServeContact
Bill BarbknechtChairman2 yearsSend email
Eric Wilkens1 yearSend email
James Olson3 yearsSend email

Legionville Education Center Board of Directors

Legionville Education Center website

Eugene LeifeldPresidentSend email
Victor GadesVice PresidentSend email
William GoedeTreasurerSend email
Mike MaxaSecretarySend email
Richard CrossLegion Rep.Send email
Tom FernlundDept. CommanderSend email
Patti ColemanDept. PresidentSend email
James BlakesleySchool Safety PatrolSend email
Tim WeaverSAL CommanderSend email
Cliff Teigland40&8 Rep.Send email
Glenn Mueller1st DistrictSend email
Betty Jass2nd DistrictSend email
Eugene Leifeld3rd DistrictSend email
Joe Jansen4th DistrictSend email
Dennis Delong5th DistrictSend email
Carl Moon6th DistrictSend email
Victor Gades7th DistrictSend email
Jennifer Havlick8th DistrictSend email
Larry Ripplinger9th DistrictSend email
William Gordon10th DistrictSend email
Tom SanfordCamp DirectorSend email
Adam FeltonCamp ManagerSend email
Rachael HillFinancial LiaisonSend email
Greg ColbyDept. Judge Adv.Send email
Wayne GilbertsonMember EmeritusSend email

Legislative Committee

Robert HartChairmanSend email
Randy TesdahlSend email
Randy OlsonSend email
Allen LundSend email

Media & Communications Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Teresa AshChairman1 yearSend email
Raymond Kane2 yearsSend email
Mike Parry3 yearsSend email
Kristy Janigo4 yearsSend email
Tom FernlundDept. CommanderSend email
Mike MaxaDept. AdjutantSend email
Tim EngstromDept. Comm. DirectorSend email

Membership Committee

Paul HassingDirectorSend email
Gary WeaverVice Cmdr. 1&3Send email
Hal MeyerVice Cmdr. 2&7Send email
Ray EidenVice Cmdr. 4&5Send email
Carl MoonVice Cmdr. 6&9Send email
Gene SwansonVice Cmdr. 8&10Send email

Minnesota American Legion Foundation Board of Directors

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Lloyd RickerPresident4 yearsSend email
Bruce KottomVice President3 yearsSend email
Wayne Hammon Jr.Secretary5 yearsSend email
Dennis DelongTreasurer1 yearsSend email
Greg ColbyLegal CounselSend email
Ryan Hill2 yearsSend email
Tom FernlundDept. CommanderSend email
Mark DvorakJr. Past CommanderSend email

National Security & Foreign Relations

NameTitleTo ServeContact
James KelloggChairman1 yearSend email
Eugene Leifeld2 yearsSend email
Gary H. Olson3 yearsSend email
Ted Berg4 yearsSend email
Brad Pagel5 yearsSend email
Curt NorenbergMember EmeritusSend email

Pheasant Feed Committee

Glenn MuellerChairmanSend email
Jon OlsonVice ChairmanSend email

Resolutions Assignment Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Al DavisChairman2 yearsSend email
James Munson1 yearsSend email
Cliff Newman3 yearsSend email

Sons of The American Legion

SAL Detachment of Minnesota website

Gary WeaverAdvisorSend email
Joe NiesenSouthSend email
Walt FolendorfNorthSend email
Officers elected at Detachment Convention in JulyList of Minn. SAL officers

Strategic Planning Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Pam KrillChairman1 yearSend email
Ryan SabinishSecretary2 yearsSend email
Sylvan Fix3 yearsSend email
Carla Tappainer4 yearsSend email
Mike Costello5 yearsSend email

Training Committee

Minnesota Legion College webpage training webpage

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Mike AshChairman4 yearsSend email
Jennifer Havlick1 yearSend email
Joe Bayer1 yearSend email
Linda Dvorak1 yearSend email
Paul Edwards2 yearsSend email
Kelley Adelsman3 yearsSend email
Joe Tappainer5 yearsSend email

Veterans 4 Veterans Trust Fund Board of Directors

Veterans 4 Veterans (V4V) website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Don PankakeLegion Rep.1 yearSend email
Marland RonningLegion Rep.2 yearsSend email

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee

VA&R reports webpage

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Wilson Spence IIIChairman2 yearsSend email
Michael Rosecrans1 yearSend email
Dan Tengwall3 yearsSend email
Lynn Lyons4 yearsSend email
Jim Finley5 yearsSend email
Jeremy WolfstellerDept. Service OfficerSend email
Sarah SchlichtBenefits CoordinatorSend email