Department of Minnesota Committees

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

Americanism Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Tess DavisChairman3 yearsSend email
Art Tobkin1 yearsSend email
Paul Orson 2 yearsSend email

Americanism Subcommittee Chairs

Kyle OldreBoys State DirectorSend email
VACANTCommunity 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
David "Chip" MansonScouts ChairmanSend email
VACANTYouth Cadet Law Enforcement ChairmanSend email
Districts name members to each committee

American Legion Riders Committee

Minnesota American Legion Riders website

Jody HassingDirectorSend email
Garylee DavenportAssistant DirectorSend email
Shawn DavisSecretary>Send 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
VACANT8th DistrictSend email
Tom Krabbenhoft9th DistrictSend email
Matt Beren10 DistrictSend email
Ronald RollinsLiaisonSend email

Armed Forces Service Center

MSP Int’l Airport Armed Forces Service Center website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Joe JansenRepresentativeSend email

Baseball Committee

Minnesota American Legion Baseball website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Randy SchaubDirector2 yearSend email
Brandon RaymoVice Director3 yearsSend email
Jeff MillerVice Director1 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
Joe Dollarschell7th DistrictSend email
Tom Coombe8th DistrictSend email
Mike Arvidson9th DistrictSend email
Seth Pugh10th 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
Paul HassingPresidentConvention Ballot1 yearSend email
Mike AshVice PresidentBoard of Publications1 yearSend email
Mike MaxaSecretaryExecutive Committee3 yearSend email
Bill GoedeTreasurerExecutive Committee2 yearSend email
Paul EdwardsConvention Ballot3 yearSend email
Kelley AdlesmanExecutive Committee3 yearSend email
Darrel RedepenningConvention Ballot1 yearsSend email
Mike AshExecutive Board of Publications1 yearsSend email
David "Chip" MansonConvention Ballot2 yearsSend email
Carroll PartridgeExecutive Committee2 yearsSend email
Tim EngstromEditorBoard of PublicationsSend email

Bowling Committee

David WendtChairman
Bob MaceTALSend 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
President1 year
Vice President1 year
Secretary1 year
Treasurer1 yearSend email
Michael Schaffer2 yearsSend email
Rosemary Niesen1 yearsSend email
Al Zdon3 yearsSend email
Tim Sanken1 yearsSend email
John Weiss2 yearsSend email
Joseph NiesenSAL1 yearSend email
VacantALA3 yearSend email
Kat BenjaminALA1 yearsSend email
Anna EellsALA2 yearsSend email
Paul HassingDept. Commander1 yearSend email
John WeissSAL Commander1 yearSend email
Sharon ThiemeckeDept. President1 yearSend email
Dan LudwigAdvisorPNCSend email
Rachael HillComptroller {Advisor}Send email

Children & Youth Committee

Karen WelanderChairmanSend email
Veronica FernlundVice ChairmanSend email

Convention Corporation Board

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Jim Mertens5 yearSend email
Richard Grobe1 yearsSend email
Tom Schottenbauer2 yearsSend email
Don Hayden3 yearsSend email
Tom Fernlund4 yearsSend email
Al DavisTreasurerSend email

Credentials Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Lynne NottageChairman2 yearsSend email
Joe Bares3 yearsSend email
Betty Jass1 yearSend email

Employment Committee

Luis CamperoChairmanSend email
And one member from each district

Fastpitch Softball Committee

Minnesota American Legion Fastpitch Softball website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Michael ArvidsonDirector1 yearsSend email
LuAnn McMahanVice Director3 yearSend email
David ThompsonVice Director2 yearSend email
Charlie O'Connell1st DistrictSend email
Steve Fosness2nd DistrictSend email
VACANT3rd District
VACANT4th District
VACANT5th District
Jim Birchem6th DistrictSend email
Hal Meyer7th DistrictSend email
VACANT8th District
VACANT9th District
David Thompson10th DistrictSend email
Dean EhlebrechtAmbassadorSend email

Finance Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Carl Moon5 yearsSend email
Dennis DelongChairman1 yearsSend email
Richard Wog2 yearsSend email
Carl Hendrickson3 yearsSend email
Mary Jo York4 yearsSend email
Paul HassingDept. Commander1 yearSend email
William GoedeDept. Treasurer2 yearsSend email
Mike MaxaDept. Adjutant
ex-officio Secretary
3 yearsSend email
Rachael HillDept. Comptroller {Advisor}Send email

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Volunteer Committee

Fort Snelling National Cemetery website

Tom MullonRepresentativeSend email

Internal Affairs Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years

Law & Order Committee

Pat LoganChairmanSend email
Jeff BrokawSend email
Susan EdwardsSend email

Legionnaire Insurance Trust Committee

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NameTitleTo ServeContact
Bill BarbknechtChairman1 yearsSend email
James Olson2 yearsSend email
Robert Hart3 yearsSend email

Legionville Education Center Board of Directors

Legionville Education Center website

Carl MoonPresidentSend email
Victor GadesVice PresidentSend email
William GoedeTreasurerSend email
Mike MaxaSecretarySend email
Richard CrossLegion Rep.Send email
Paul HassingDept. CommanderSend email
Sharon ThiemeckeDept. PresidentSend email
John WeissSAL CommanderSend email
Jody HassingLegion Riders DirectorSend email
James BlakesleySchool Safety PatrolSend email
Kevin Kibler40&8 Rep.Send email
Glenn Mueller1st DistrictSend email
Betty Jass2nd DistrictSend email
Don Skow3rd DistrictSend email
Kurt Roettjer4th DistrictSend email
Dennis Delong5th DistrictSend email
Carl Moon6th DistrictSend email
Victor Gades7th DistrictSend email
VACANT8th DistrictSend email
Dan Wilsey9th DistrictSend email
Ted Berg10th DistrictSend email
Adam FeltonCamp Manager {Advisor}Send email
Rachael HillComptroller {Advisor}Send email
Greg ColbyDept. Judge Adv. {Advisor}Send email
Eugene LeifieldMember Emeritus
Wayne GilbertsonMember Emeritus

Legislative Committee

Kristy JanigoChairmanSend email
Logan LeClairSend email
Mike ParrySend email
Mark DvorakSend email

Media & Communications Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Teresa AshChairman2 yearsSend email
Kurt Roettjer1 yearsSend email
Chris Anderson3 yearsSend email
James Hultgren4 yearsSend email
VACANT5 years
Paul HassingDept. CommanderSend email
Mike MaxaDept. AdjutantSend email
Tim EngstromDept. Comm. DirectorSend email

Membership Committee

Pamela KrillDirectorSend email
Charles "Chuck" StoneVice Cmdr. 1&3Send email
Victor GadesVice Cmdr. 2&7Send email
Lynne NottageVice Cmdr. 4&5Send email
Paul EdwardsVice Cmdr. 6&9Send email
William "Bill" GordonVice Cmdr. 8&10Send email

Minnesota American Legion Foundation Board of Directors

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Lloyd Ricker2 yearsSend email
Bruce Kottom1 yearsSend email
Wayne Hammon Jr.3 yearsSend email
Roger Myren4 yearsSend email
Ryan Hill5 yearsSend email
Paul HassingDept. Commander1 yearSend email
Jennifer HavlickJr. Past Commander1 yearSend email
Mike MaxaDept. Adjutant {Advisor}3 yearsSend email
Greg ColbyDept. Judge Advocate {Advisor}1 yearSend email
Rachael HillDept. Comptroller {Advisor}Send email

National Security & Foreign Relations

NameTitleTo ServeContact
James KelloggChairman4 yearsSend email
Amy Larsen5 yearsSend email
Gary H. Olson1 yearsSend email
Ted Berg2 yearsSend email
Brad Pagel3 yearsSend email
Curt NorenbergMember Emeritus

Pheasant Feed Committee

Glenn MuellerChairmanSend email
Jon OlsonVice ChairmanSend email

Resolutions Assignment Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Al DavisChairman1 yearsSend email
Cliff Newman2 yearsSend email
James Munson3 yearsSend email

Sons of The American Legion

SAL Detachment of Minnesota website

Gary WeaverAdvisorSend email
Duane MabonSouthSend email
VACANTNorthSend email
Officers elected at Detachment Convention in JuneList of Minn. SAL officers

Strategic Planning Committee

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Roxanne Zoet5 yearsSend email
Sylvan Fix1 yearsSend email
Carla TappainerSecretary2 yearsSend email
Mike Costello3 yearsSend email
Barrett Kirchenwitz4 yearsSend email
Paul HassingDept. Commander
Jennifer HavlickJr. Dept. Commander
Dan LudwigPNC {Advisor}

Training Committee

Minnesota Legion College webpage training webpage

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Mike AshChairman3 yearsSend email
Gary Richardson1 yearSend email
Vacant1 yearSend email
Paul Edwards4 yearsSend email
Kelley Adelsman1 yearsSend email
Joe Tappainer3 yearsSend email
Linda Dvorak5 yearsSend email

Veterans 4 Veterans Trust Fund Board of Directors

Veterans 4 Veterans (V4V) website

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Darrel RedepenningLegion Rep.1 yearsSend email
Don PankakeLegion Rep.2 yearsSend email

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee

VA&R reports webpage

NameTitleTo ServeContact
Gary Lee Davenport5 yearsSend email
Jan Eckert1 yearsSend email
Lynn Lyons2 yearsSend email
Don Dufner3 yearsSend email
Marissa LaCourt4 yearsSend email
Ray KaneDept. Service OfficerSend email
Janet LorenzoAssistant Dept. Service OfficerSend email