Corey Elmer (MSUM ‘94) - PresidentPresident Corey Elmer (MSUM ‘94) is a shareholder with the Vogel Law Firm, practicing corporate and real estate law in its Moorhead office. He holds a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and earned his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining the Vogel Law Firm, Corey represented clients before the Minnesota Legislature and state agencies as a lobbyist for a Twin Cities law firm. He is active in community affairs including the Moorhead Rotary Club and the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, and previously served on the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Moorhead Economic Development Authority. While a student at MSUM, Corey was appointed by Gov. Arne Carlson as the student member of the Minnesota State University Board, the predecessor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Corey is the former chair of the MSUM President’s Regional Advisory Board and received MSUM’s Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2003. In 2005, the German Marshall Fund of the United States selected Corey as a Marshall Memorial Fellow. Corey married his college sweetheart Brenda (MSUM 94) and they reside in Moorhead with their three sons, Christian, Jack and Blake.
Lindsay (Hartmann) Hample (MSUM ‘05) - Vice PresidentLindsay Hample is the Sr. Manager of Global Physician Education & Training at American Medical Systems. Originally from Alexandria, MN, Lindsay received her B.S. (Mass Communications: Broadcast Journalism and Integrated Advertising and Public Relations) summa cum laude from MSUM in 2005. She also received her MBA Cum Laude from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (Marketing) in 2010. While at MSUM, Lindsay was a starter and captain of the MSUM Women's Basketball team that holds the all-time record for wins in a season and field goal percentage. Lindsay ranks 8th all-time in three pointers made and was given the Kelly Award which recognizes the top female student-athlete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. During her time at MSUM, Lindsay anchored three seasons of Campus News, served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and hosted the Dragon Weekly Halftime Show that aired during halftime of radio broadcasts. Lindsay resides with her husband Ryan in Minnetonka and volunteers as a coach for Special Olympics.
Evelyn Quigley (MSUM '82) - Past-PresidentEvelyn Quigley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MSUM and her Masters of Nursing Administration with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. She was a Senior Executive with Sanford Health for 13 years and was named Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus. Evelyn was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by MSUM for her leadership in establishing the Upper Division BSN Program and the Externals Degree Program. She served two terms on President Barden’s Advisory Board and two years on President Szymanski’s Visioning Task Force & Strategic Planning for MSUM. Quigley was a consultant to the Masters Program in Public, Human Services, and Health Administration and most recently served on the MSUM Founders Scholarship Committee. Locally, Ev serves on the United Way Board of Directors, Sanford Health Partners Organization, and is active with the YWCA, Heart Association, Diabetes Association, and numerous nursing organizations. She was inducted into the North Dakota Nurses Association Hall of Fame.
Greg Staszko (MSUM ‘72) - TreasurerGreg Staszko is a retired Senior Partner from Deloitte Consulting LLP, a global assurance & accounting and tax & consulting firm. He was captain and MVP for the men’s track and field in 1972 and a member of the football team. Shortly after graduation, he founded the Winged Foot Club, a track club that has since been instrumental in chairing and funding an endowment to honor retired Coach Ron Masanz. Greg was the recipient of MSUM’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999, and MSUM’s Accounting Alumnus of the Year in 2007. He is on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Northern California/Nevada and also on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Early in 2010, he became the head golf coach for boys and girls at Valley Christian High School in San Jose.
Secretary Tod Ganje (MSUM ‘98) - SecretaryTod Ganje is the Manager of Travel Incorporated in Moorhead. He has been involved with the MSUM Alumni Activities Committee for a number of years. In 2007-2008, Tod served on the committee and arranged all travel for the WDAY honor Flight to take hundreds of WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial built in their honor.
Deb Magnuson (MSUM ‘97) - Member at LargeDeb Magnuson is a retired Administrator of Edgewood Vista at Edgewood Village, a senior living community in South Fargo. She received her diploma in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, ND and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MSUM. Deb is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Society, serving as president of the local chapter, and is a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi. She serves as a board member at the Dakota Medical Foundation, as president of the church council at St. John Lutheran in South Fargo, and is a board member and President Elect of the Fargo West Rotary Club. In 2007, Deb was the recipient of the Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Alumni Award.
Lisa Erickson (MSUM ‘79) - Member at LargeLisa Erickson graduated from MSUM with a degree in Physical Education and Health Education. In 1980, she became the graduate assistant for the athletic training at NDSU, which turned into a full-time position for the Bison. In 1989, Lisa became the athletic training curriculum director at NDSU for ten years. She holds many athletic records at MSUM, and was inducted into the Dragon Hall of Fame in 2000 and the NSIC Hall of Fame in 2010. She has served on the Moorhead School Board for 13 years. Lisa and her husband have two children and reside in Moorhead.
Scott A. Nelson (MSUM '80) - Member at LargeScott Nelson is the founding shareholder in Laney’s Inc., a PHVACE firm based in Fargo, ND, and CEO of E+C2 Holdings, LLC, in Tempe, AZ. Scott began his career working as a CPA in public practice in Fargo, ND. Except for brief stretches as a partner in a national CPA firm and an employee at a Fortune 100 company, he has directed his energy toards consulting to and investing in small businesses. Currently, he is a principal and actively involved in the leadership of companies engaged in catering and event planning, software development, medical imaging, real estate development, construction, and the home service business– diligently pursuing his personal mission of creating great jobs for great employees. In addition to a B.A. degree in accounting form MSUM, Scott’s business education includes hundreds of hours of continuing professional business education, and an MBA from Arizona State University’s Executive MBA program. He is married to his college sweetheart, Barbara Nelson, has three adult children, and three grandchildren.
Sandy Korbel (MSUM ’93)Sandy Korbel is the Fargo Trust Manager/Wealth Management Advisor at Alerus Financial, N.A. advising clients in the areas of investments, estate, retirement and education planning She has worked at Alerus (formerly First National Bank North Dakota) since graduating from MSUM in 1993 where she obtained her B.S. in Accounting and later pursued her Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planning designations. Sandy is a member and Past President of the Fargo Rotary Club, Treasurer of the Lincoln Elementary PTA, member of Red River Valley Estate Planning Council and Board Member of the FM Area Foundation. A native of Lamberton, MN she enjoys running, spending time at the lake and attending her children's various sports and music activities. Sandy and her husband Brian, also a MSUM grad ('92) and CPA, and their three children reside in Fargo.
Frank Leidenfrost (MSUM ‘57)Frank Leidenfrost has taught physical education and driver education at the high school level for 36 years. He has been the head football coach at Waubun and Staples High Schools and has also been an assistant athletic director for several years. Since retiring as a teacher and coach, Frank has been very active in Lions Clubs International, serving as President of his club and as the District Governor of 5M-8 Lions. He has been a Trustee on the Multiple District Lions Hearing Foundation for the past 6 years and is currently the chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Frank is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from MSUM.
Tomi Sawyer (MSUM ‘76)Tomi Sawyer received his B.S. with Honors in chemistry from MSUM and earned his Ph.D. with Distinction in organic chemistry from the University of Arizona. After graduating, he held several leadership positions in drug discovery at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, including Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery. Tomi then moved on to become Senior Director of the Pfizer Research Technology Center in Cambridge, MA, and concurrently served on Pfizer’s Global Chemistry Leadership Team. Since 2007, he has worked as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aileron Therapeutics. Dr. Sawyer also holds academic and research advisory appointments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Frank Mosier (MSUM ‘67)Frank Mosier is owner and insurance agent for Frank A. Mosier Insurance Agency. Frank has worked in a variety of areas of the insurance field, as well as assistant dean of student life at Waynesburg College, school psychologist, counselor, and teacher, and coach for football, wrestling, and golf. Frank was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1984, and the MSUM Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 both as a wrestler. Frank is co-founder of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in New Jersey. He was inducted as a wrestler in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame in 2009.
Terry Soine (MSUM ’70)Terry Soine spent three years in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam era. He completed his degree at MSUM and taught for two years in Hope, N.D. He received his master’s in educational administration from NDSU. During his tenure as principal in Thief River Falls, he was awarded sabbatical to pursue his postgraduate studies and received a teaching assistantship at Montana State University, Bozeman. Returning to Thief River Falls, he was selected as a Blandin Fellow by way of the Blandin Principals Fellowship. He was later awarded the opportunity to participate in the Center for School Change via the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute. The National Tech Prep Network recognizes him as a founding member. In retirement, he participates in community activities.
Bob Bowlsby (MSUM '75)Bob Bowlsby, one of the most respected athletic administrators in the nation, was named the fourth full-time Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference this year. For six years, Bowlsby directed a Stanford University athletics department that claimed an unprecedented 17 consecutive Learfield Sports Directors Cups, emblematic of the top overall athletics program in the country. Bowlsby was chief administrator for the University of Iowa Department of Athletics for 15 years. He served as president of the NCAA Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Association, and has been recognized nationally for his many achievements. In 2007 he was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors. Bowlsby earned his bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1975 and his master's degree from the University of Iowa in 1978.
Jason Sjostrom (MSUM '94)Jason Sjostrom is owner of Ideal Systems LLC. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from MSUM and worked for Sherwin Williams Co. following his graduation. In the fall of 1995, Jason started in sales at CMC. He was inducted into the Valley City, ND, Hall of Fame in 2007, and the MSUM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. Jason and his wife Hilary reside in Fargo, ND, where they enjoy spending time with t heir two children Caleb (9) and Sienna (4).
Jim Fay (MSUM '80)Jim Fay is a Manufacturing Operations Manager at 3M Company in St. Paul, MN. During his 28-year career at 3M, he has worked in manufacturing locations in Hutchinson, MN; Brookings, SD; Fairmont, MN; and Nevada, MO before moving to company headquarters in 2005. Jim majored in Business Administration at MSUM and earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from NDSU. He competed in Cross Country and was the captain of the 1980 Track team at MSUM, achieving NAIA All-American Honors in 1979. Jim and his wife, Ann, reside in Hugo, MN and have three children. Their son, Jim (‘10), and daughter-in-law, Amanda (‘11), are both graduates of MSUM.
Mary Jo Richard (MSUM ’86)Mary Jo Richard is a CPA and audit partner at Eide Bailly LLP. She has worked in public accounting for more than 25 years and is an MSUM graduate with a BS in Accounting. She has been a member of the MSUM School of Business Advisory Board for more than ten years. During that time, the School of Business received their accreditation. The commitment of the faculty on the accreditation team turned a vision into a reality. In addition, she currently serves on President Edna Szymanski’s CEO Advisory Group. In 2011, Mary Jo was the recipient of the MSUM School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. She has served on the planning committee of the Founders Scholarship Gala and participated in selecting recipients for the Founders Day Scholarship.
Maureen K. Brownson (MSUM ‘76) Maureen K. Brownson graduated from MSU with a B.S. in English and taught at the Albany, MN and Shakopee, MN high schools. Since 1979, she has worked in the insurance industry for Liberty Mutual Insurance and various affiliated companies, starting in Milwaukee. Maureen is currently a Technical Claims Consultant for the National Markets group of Liberty Mutual Insurance in Minneapolis, MN.
Sue Gens (MSUM ’83)Sue Gens is the executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board since 2001. She previously served as the agency’s director of communications and government relations and its interim executive director. Before joining, Gens was the director of external relations for the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and director of development for United Arts in St. Paul, MN. Sue has worked in the Twin Cities non-profit and public sectors for over 25 years and has held public relations, marketing, development, and management positions at the Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, COMPAS, and the Women’s Theatre Project. She has also served as a volunteer, consultant, or board member with a variety of non-profit organizations. Gens studied music and arts administration at MSUM and was active in the theater department. She studied keyboard with Dr. Ernest Harris, was a member of Snowfire under the direction of Dr. Andrew Smith, and played in the orchestra for numerous musical theater productions under the direction of Dr. Delmar Hansen.
John Thorvilson (MSUM ’78)John Thorvilson is a Partner with Moquist Thorvilson Kaufmann & Pieper LLC (MTK) and has been active in the CPA profession over 30+ years. MTK is a full service CPA firm providing accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services to businesses and their owners. John is also Partner and founder of SilverOak Wealth Management LLC , a Registered Investment Advisory firm located in Edina, MN. John earned his B.S. in Accounting with an Economics minor from MSUM in 1978. John was Captain of the MSUM track team in 1978. John has been active in the Twin Cities business community and was an Executive Board Member and Treasurer for the Ordway Theater Circle of Stars, a nonprofit associated with the Ordway Theater. He has coached in the Wayzata Youth Football programs he claimed to keep an eye out for future suitors of his three daughters. John is also a licensed Real Estate Broker. John married his junior high school sweetheart Diane who is also a MSUM alum, 1977, B.S. in Education.
David Daugherty (MSUM ’73)David Daugherty is currently Director of Research for Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. During his career, Daugherty spent 25 years as a senior research professional. His professional experience includes seven years as vice president for research at Gannett Co. Inc. outside Washington, D.C., preceded by 10 years in New York City as director of research services at Gannett. Prior to his work at Gannett, he spent seven years working for market research company Frank N. Magid Associates. Daugherty also has extensive academic experience, serving as communication department chairperson, graduate adviser and as a teaching/research faculty member at North Dakota State University. Daugherty earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree from North Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University at Moorhead.