The Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee provides leadership for the creation and updates of the Foundation’s operational plan. The Committee works with the College and Foundation leadership to develop a long-term to guide for the Foundation’s growth and align its activities, priorities and strategies with the needs of the college, its students and its programs. The Foundation’s operational plan corresponds with the College’s overall strategic plan.


Jay Dennard, Chair
Northside Hospital, Duluth

Tim Foster
Masters Capital Management

Ron Garrard
Garrard Group

Greg Hayes
Moore Stephens Tiller

Sasha Ruiz*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Perry Taylor *
Caledonian Investment Partners, LLC

*ex-officio