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2014–2015 Loft Board of Directors


John Schenk, Chair
COO, Fredrikson & Byron

Jacquelyn B. Fletcher, Vice Chair
Author and Freelance Writer

Ruth Shields, Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Nathan Perez, Secretary
Principal, 20-Minute Communications

Jocelyn (Jocey) Hale, Ex-Officio
Executive Director, The Loft Literary Center


Kent Adams
Managing Director, Greene Holcomb & Fisher

Elspeth Carlstrom
MPS-ACL Candidate, University of Minnesota

Jack El-Hai
Author and Professor, Augsburg College

David Francis
Community Volunteer

W. Michael Garner
Writer and Attorney

Sharon Hendry
Writer and Community Volunteer

Marlon James
Novelist and Professor, Macalester College

Ed Bok Lee
Poet and Professor, Metropolitan State University

Susan Lenfestey
Writer and Community Volunteer

Carrie Obry
Executive Director, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association

Nina Orezzoli
Poet and Group Creative Director, OLSON

Eric Roberts
Strategy and Marketing Consultant

Elizabeth Schott
Former United Way President, Northfield

Karen Sternal
Community Volunteer

Faith Sullivan

Lori Syverson
President, Edina Chamber of Commerce

Kamau Witherspoon
Senior Director of Store Operations, Target

Margaret Wurtele
Author and Community Volunteer