MinnSPRA Board of Directors


MinnSPRA is governed by a 12-member board of directors which consists of the President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, six Directors and an optional Presidential Appointee.

2017-18 Board of Directors

President: Jake Sturgis, APR, Chief Storyteller, Capture Video
President elect: Barb Olson, APR, School/Community Relations Director, Osseo Area Schools
Past President: Tony Taschner, Communications Director, Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan Public Schools
Secretary: Marisa Vette, APR, Director of Communications and Community Relations, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Treasurer: Andrew Hagen, Communications Specialist, Wayzata Public Schools
Membership Chair: Jaclyn Swords, APR, Director of Communications and Community Relations, Eden Prairie Schools
Director: Tami DeLand, Director of Community Engagement and Communications, St. Cloud Area Schools
Director: Tara Cegla, Communications Specialist, Spring Lake Park Schools
Director: Carissa Keister, APR, Manager of Community Engagement, ISD 834-Stillwater
Director: Toya Stewart Downey, Interim Director of Communications, Marketing & Development, Saint Paul Public SchoolsDirector:
Director: Derrick Williams, Communications Specialist, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Director: Syreeta Wilkins, Director of Communications, Northeast Metro 916
Presidential Appointee: TBA