Thursday, February 25, 2016

Moore moves to Mathematica Policy Research

Audrey-Marie Moore (MA ’98) recently became the senior research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research. She was formerly a director at FHI 360. Mathematica Policy Research is a company focused on responding to public policy challenges and information needs.
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Habeel promoted at Chemonics International

Nadine Habeel (MDP ’13) was recently promoted to manager at Chemonics International. She has been with the company since 2013, and was formerly an associate. Chemonics International is an employee-owned company that partners with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change worldwide.
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Gerlach promoted at AcademyHealth

Lauren Gerlach (MPP ’12) was recently promoted to senior manager at AcademyHealth. Formerly the senior associate, Gerlach has been with the organization since 2013. AcademyHealth works to improve health systems by creating and evaluating policy and practice.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nix honored by local organizations

Noel Nix (MURP ’10) was recently honored by several organizations for his work. He was named one of the ten finalists for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year, and was awarded the Minnesota Conservation Leadership Award for his efforts to secure resources for Frogtown Park and Farm by the Trust for Public Land. Nix is currently the principal assistant to Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter.
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Redd featured in The GW Hatchet

Ken Redd (MA ’89) was featured in The GW Hatchett for his expertise on university endowment. Currently the director of research and policy analysis for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Redd oversees the survey and data collection of university spending.
Connect with Ken on LinkedIn.

Mueller and Muench head Minnesota International NGO Network Committees



Kayla Mueller (MDP ’14) and David Muench (MDP ’14) recently became the co-chair of the Summit Planning Committee and the co-chair of the Education Committee, respectively, for the Minnesota International NGO Network. The organization connects NGOs and practitioners from Minnesota, creating a network of professional expertise.

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Devitt’s practice celebrates four years

Stephanie Devitt (MPP ’07) and her practice, SDK Communications, recently celebrated four years of work. SDK Communications works with government organizations, healthcare providers, and philanthropists to help them succeed on the people side of change. Clients include CentraCare Health, Center for Prevention at Blue Cross, Minnesota Department of Health, Bush Foundation, and the Minneapolis Foundation.
Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Richter becomes City Manager of White Bear Lake

Ellen Richter (MPA ’96) was sworn in as the city manager of White Bear Lake in January after many years of serving the city. Richter began her public service career with an internship in the city manager’s office, and has remained involved in government since. She says her focus will be on city planning and moving White Bear Lake forward.

Read more about Ellen.

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Borton moves to the InFaith Community Foundation

Kim Borton (MPP ’07) has moved from her position at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota to the InFaith Community Foundation as Vice President of Grants and Donor Services. InFaith is a Lutheran community that helps connect donors to charitable causes.

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ten Broeke featured on MPR News

Cathy ten Broeke (MPA ’05) was featured on MPR News for her efforts to help end veteran homelessness in Minnesota. As the state’s director to prevent and end homelessness, she has spearheaded many campaigns to help Minnesota’s homeless population. She believes that Minnesota will be able to end chronic homelessness by 2017.


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Wodajo writes book on Ethiopian leadership

Agitu Wodajo (MPA ’00) recently published a book analyzing the styles of leadership that her birthplace, Ethiopia, has witnessed. In her book, she also compares the leadership and government of the United States to Ethiopia. Wodajo draws from her own personal story as well as her experience working with the United Nations, the Ethiopian government, and NGOs. She currently is the managing director at Authentic Consulting International.

Read more about her book.

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Mehta featured in Star Tribune

Neeraj Mehta (MPP ‘04) was interviewed by the Star Tribune about his thoughts on a “community-led” report card that will measure Minneapolis’ progress on racial equity. This progress report will allow people of color to evaluate decisions made by city officials and suggest improvements. Mehta is currently the research director at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.


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