Our Leadership

Patti Gartland


(320) 260-2442 | BIO

Leslie Dingmann

Business Development Director

(320) 493-9003 | BIO

Gail Cruikshank

Talent Director

(320) 260-6775 | BIO

Amelia Barkley

Communications & Program Specialist

(320) 292-9296  | BIO

GSDC Board of Directors

* Brian Myres, Myres Consulting & DAYTA Marketing – Chair

*Joan Schatz, Park Industries – Vice Chair and Talent Co-Chair

*Mike Blair , CentraCare – Treasurer

*Ron Brandenburg, Quinlivan & Hughes – Secretary

Rick Bauerly, Granite Equity Partners – At Large

Stefanie Brown, Rinke Noonan – At Large

Dr. Anessa Cheek, St. Cloud Technical and Community College – At Large

Michael Faber, Viking Coca-Cola – At Large

*Jeff Gau, Marco – Talent Co-Chair

Mike Gohman, W. Gohman Construction – At Large

Dr. Laurie Hamen (Interim) College of Saint Benedict – At Large

Dr. Kenneth Holmen, CentraCare – At Large

Willie Jett, ISD 742 St. Cloud – At Large

Buddy King, Higher Works Collaborative – At Large

*Mike Markman, US Bank – Business Chair

Dave Meyer, Coborn’s – At Large

Paul Pfeiffer, ATS – At Large

Heather Pieper-Olson, CSB – Marketing Committee Chair

John Torgerson, Bernick’s – At Large

Matt Varilek, Initiative Foundation – At Large

Dr. Robbyn Wacker, St. Cloud State University – At Large

*Patti Gartland, GSDC President – Ex Officio

*Denotes Governance Committee