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Welcome new board members!

Opportunity Partners, a Twin Cities nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities, welcomes new board members Benjamin Knoll and Dean Hildebrandt. These individuals joined the Opportunity Partners Board of Directors in January 2015.

photo of ben knollKnoll was most recently with the Greater Twin Cities United Way as its Chief Operating Officer. He has extensive experience in business strategy and development, and passion for giving back to his community. His professional experience includes leading GroupEx, a U.S. to Latin America electronic services company, as CEO and holding managerial roles at a few Fortune 500 companies including Proctor & Gamble and First Data Corporation.

dean hildebrandtHildebrandt is the Chief Executive Officer of Ahmann-Martin, a risk and benefits consulting company. He holds more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and holds his Doctorate in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas.  He also serves the community as an active member of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Board of Directors.

2015 Board Officers:

Board Chair – Cynthia Lesher, Retired, Xcel Energy

Vice Chair – Edson Spencer, Jr., Affinity Capital Management

Treasurer – Gregory Keane, Bush Foundation

Secretary – Nancy Wagner, General Mills


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