2017–2018 Loft Board of Directors

Jack El-Hai, Chair

Nathan Perez, Vice Chair
Author and Executive Search Consultant
Eric Roberts, Treasurer
Community Volunteer; Former Divisional President of the CES Group
Anika Fajardo, Secretary
Writer and Book Reviewer
Britt Udesen, Ex-Officio
Executive Director, The Loft Literary Center
Marge Barrett
Writer and Teaching Artist
Cynthia Gehrig
Community Volunteer; Former President of the Jerome Foundation
Kathryn Haddad
Founder, Mizna; K-12 Educator; Artistic/Executive Director of New Arab America Theater Works
Marlon James
Novelist and Professor, Macalester College
Rosemarie Kelly Ndupuechi
Owner, Occasions by Rosemarie; Communications Consultant
Carrie Obry
Executive Director, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association
Sarah Olson
Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron
Jeff Ondich
Owner, Ultralingua; Professor of Computer Science, Carleton College
John Schenk
Community Volunteer; Former COO, Fredrikson & Byron
Elizabeth Schott
Community Volunteer; Former United Way President, Northfield