2018-19 Partnership Plan Board of Directors. Seated, from left: Kirsten Parker, Connie Paiement, Sara Kubiak, Amy Burg, Fred Anderson. Standing, from left: Steve Smillie, Sarah Shanks, Denise Pontrelli, Tracy Gardner, Chris Getchell, Brandon Berg, Tom Voigt, Sara Oakland Curl, Lowell Thompson, Paula O’Loughlin (2018 liaison from School Board)

2018-19 Partnership Plan Board of Directors. Seated, from left: Kirsten Parker, Connie Paiement, Sara Kubiak, Amy Burg, Fred Anderson. Standing, from left: Steve Smillie, Sarah Shanks, Denise Pontrelli, Tracy Gardner, Chris Getchell, Brandon Berg, Tom Voigt, Sara Oakland Curl, Lowell Thompson, Paula O’Loughlin (2018 liaison from School Board)

Board of Directors

The Partnership Plan’s Board of Directors is made up of teachers, administrators, community members and a liaison from the District 834 School Board. The board meets once a month.

  • Fred Anderson, Baxter International, Inc.

  • Brandon Berg, Renewal By Andersen

  • Amy Burg, Falcon Financial Group

  • Sara Oakland Curl, Woodbury Options

  • Tracy Gardner, Bellecor.com Inc.

  • Chris Getchell, teacher, Stillwater Middle School

  • Sara Kubiak (board chair), Peppermill PR

  • Malinda Lansfeldt, principal, Afton-Lakeland Elementary

  • Amy McDonough (secretary), University of St. Thomas

  • Connie Paiement (treasurer), Paiement Law Office

  • Kirsten Parker, Accenture

  • Sarah Shanks, Community volunteer

  • Steve Smillie, Edina Realty

  • Lowell Thompson, retired, Distinguished Alumnus of Stillwater Area Public Schools

  • Tom Voigt (vice chair), Independent School District #196

  • Liz Weisberg (ex officio), 2019 liaison from School Board

  • Denise Pontrelli (ex officio), District 834 Superintendent

Committees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE   

Provides leadership for the Board in areas of planning & development; recruits new Board members, supervises and evaluates the Executive Director and serves as a liaison to the community.

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Develops annual budget recommendations and fundraising plan, monitors monthly accounting reports, recommends policy, develops and maintains procedures for gift acceptance.

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

Identifies, cultivates and solicits donors to The Partnership Plan, develops and implements strategies for annual and long-term giving, and oversees fundraising events such as The Partnership Party.

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

 Develops ideas for marketing and communications plans, guides brand development and messaging, and oversees community events such as Da Vinci Fest, the Partnership Awards and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

GRANTS COMMITTEE 

Develops guidelines for the distribution of classroom grants, district-wide grants, and Arts and Technology Big Idea Grants.