Monday, November 28, 2016

Johnson published in the Wall Street Journal

Duane Johnson (MPP ’12) was published in the Wall Street Journal on November 18th. He wrote an opinion letter on how the new presidential administration can provide the platform for black business success.
Read his letter here.

Wright featured in Star Tribune

Andy Wright (MA ’98) was featured in the Star Tribune for his award-winning organic barbecue sauce native to Minnesota. Wright is the owner of Triple Crown BBQ Sauces.
Connect with Andy on LinkedIn.

Tock, Hernandez, and Armacanqui appointed to Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs



Rosa Tock (MPP ’03), Violeta Hernandez (MDP ’15), and Eric Armacanqui (MPP ’16) have been appointed to the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs. They will be working to advise and inform the governor and legislators on matters of importance to Latinos in Minnesota.

Connect with Rosa on LinkedIn.

Connect with Violeta on LinkedIn.

Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.

Corn joins YouthPower 365

Jeff Corn (MPA ’10) has joined YouthPower 365, an organization with the Vail Valley Foundation. He will be working to create a set of programs intended to prepare youth for careers and college.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Ouédraogo takes position in Senegal

Gilles Ouédraogo (MDP ’13) has taken a job with the United Nations Development Programme in Dakar, Senegal as a monitoring and reporting specialist. He was formerly a planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting officer at the Lutheran World Federation.
Connect with Gilles on LinkedIn.
Originally posted on Global Notes.

Scheibel and Glidden featured in Twin Cities Pioneer Press


Jim Scheibel (MPA ’14) and Elizabeth Glidden (MPA ’04) were featured in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press opinion section with their article regarding the presidential election and ranked-choice voting. Scheibel is a professor of practice at Hamline University, and Glidden is vice president of the Minneapolis City Council.
Read the article here.

Connect with Jim on LinkedIn.


Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn.

Maas awarded Polaris Leadership Award

Geoffrey Maas (MURP ’07) was awarded the Polaris Leadership Award by the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium for his efforts in information policy research supporting open geospatial data in Minnesota. He serves as the MetroGIS program coordinator at the Metropolitan Council and teaches “PA 5271: GIS for Planning and Policy Analysis” at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Connect with Geoffrey on LinkedIn.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Zheng founds Topia Asset Management Ltd.

Yi Jenny Zheng (MURP ’03) has founded her own company, Topia Asset Management Ltd. Her business’ focus is in fund management, distress acquisition, microlending, and international wealth management.
Connect with Jenny on LinkedIn.

Eagles, Franzen honored in 40 Under 40






Julia Eagles (MPP ’14) and Nathan Franzen (MURP ’03) have been named to Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 list. Eagles is currently a public policy and strategy manager at Xcel Energy, and Franzen is the vice president of solar development at Geronimo Energy.
Connect with Julia on LinkedIn.
Connect with Nathan on LinkedIn.

Carroll-Franck joins Pillsbury United Communities

Andréa Carroll-Franck (GC-NM ’13) has joined Pillsbury United Communities as a public allies program manager. She was formerly a program development coordinator with the Sannah Foundation.
Connect with Andréa on LinkedIn.

Moore running for Minnesota House of Representatives seat

Mike Moore (MPA ’02) will be on the ballot this November as the DFL party nominee for the District 1B Minnesota House of Representatives seat. Moore has served the district area through various positions for over 30 years.
Read more about his campaign here.