Advisory Group

The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) Advisory Group is composed of local, state, and national leaders in the fields of public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. They are appointed by the Humphrey School Dean for a three-year term and may be re-appointed for up to one additional term. Advisory Group members advise and assist the Center director, staff, and faculty in:

  • Implementing the Center’s mission and programs
  • Identifying and developing financial resources necessary for the Center’s work
  • Representing and helping to identify the needs of public, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders and institutions
  • Promoting public understanding of the Center’s work
  • Evaluation and critical reflection on the Center’s performance in improving capacities among public affairs professionals


Michael Anderson, Senior Consultant, La Piana Consulting

Ellis Bullock, Retired Executive Director, Grotto Foundation, Inc.

Dan Cramer, Co-founder, Grassroots Solutions

Steve Cramer, President, Minneapolis Downtown Council

Melisa Franzen, Senator, Minnesota Senate

Susan Hill Gross, retired history teacher and Director of the Upper Midwest Women's History Center

John Gunyou, Board President, Three Rivers Park District

Pham Thi Hoa, Program Officer, Anne Ray Charitable Trust

Bernadine Joselyn, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Blandin Foundation

Joseph Kelly, Deputy Director, Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Dianne Krizan, President, Minnesota Children's Museum

Lars Leafblad, Partner, Ballinger Leafblad

Tim Marx, CEO, Catholic Charities

Jon Pratt, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Steve Rothschild, Founder and President, Invest in Outcomes, and Founder, Twin Cities RISE!

David Senjem, Senator, Minnesota Senate

Steve Struthers, Executive Director, Global Citizens Network and Intercultural Student Experiences

Patricia Torres Ray, Senator, Minnesota Senate

Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455