Board of Directors

The Hennepin Theatre Trust Board of Directors is comprised of respected Minnesota citizens who share an interest in the arts and the cultural and economic vitality of the Twin Cities. Trustees serve staggered three-year terms and provide oversight and policy direction to the organization.

Andrea Mokros


Andrea Mokros has spent a career in communications and strategic planning at the local, state and national level. Currently, she is EVP and Chief Public Affairs Officer at Fairview Health Services. Previously, Andrea served as SVP of corporate and public […]

Daniel Tenenbaum

Vice Chair

Dan Tenenbaum is a partner at Gray Plant Mooty. He focuses his practice in the representation of emerging growth companies, other small businesses, and the entities that support these enterprises, with an emphasis on corporate, finance, securities and technology-related matters.

Ryan Johnson


Ryan Johnson is the President, Chief Financial Officer, and Principal of Doran Companies. He is responsible for cultivating and supporting investor relationships and overseeing the financial performance of projects and assets. He is involved in every part of Doran’s integrated […]

Andrea Hart Kajer


Andrea Hart Kajer joined the Comcast External Affairs team in 2019 leading local regulatory, franchising, and public policy matters. Previously, Andrea served as the Senior Director of External Relations at the Minnesota Historical Society with responsibility for Government Relations, Development, […]

Travis Barkve

Past Chair

Travis L. Barkve is Chief Financial Officer at Venture Bank, overseeing areas including corporate finance, the annual budget, risk management and strategic direction.

Marie Becker

Marie Becker is Senior Vice President of Consulting at Mintel. She is responsible for oversight of the Americas division which is focused on providing clients with customized solutions that guide their innovation, marketing and consumer strategies. Prior to joining Mintel, […]

Molly Biwer

Molly Biwer is chair, Marketing, Brand Strategy, Advertising and Creative Studio at Mayo Clinic (2020 – present) where she leads enterprise-level brand strategy, creative and strategic partnerships supporting future growth delivering on Mayo Clinic’s Bold. Forward. 2030 plan. The division […]

Todd Duesing


Todd Duesing is President and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. A veteran performing arts center executive, prior to the Trust he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA), the nonprofit organization that oversees the programming […]

Barbara Brin

Barbara Brin has been a licensed real estate agent in Minnesota for over 40 years- and is currently with Coldwell Banker in Minneapolis. Barbara’s coverage area includes Minneapolis, St Louis Park, Edina and Bloomington.

Orlando Bryant

Orlando Bryant is a cybersecurity consultant at ZeroFOX. He also volunteers as President of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Twin Cities chapter, an organization with a goal of recruiting and retaining a talented pool of professionals of color. […]

Justin Buoen

Before launching his new consulting firm, the KBO Group, Justin served as the national campaign manager for Senator Amy Klobuchar’s 2020 Presidential Campaign. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of the campaign, from establishing and implementing strategy to fundraising, […]

Gerardo Casahonda

Gerardo Casahonda is an Indirect Tax Senior Director at Thomson Reuters, with more than 20 years of experience he manages a global team responsible for the tax and compliance strategy in more than 150 countries, which includes support for new […]

Al Coleman

Al Coleman is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. He is sought after for his work handling major transactions, including high-profile clients. He primarily represents private equity sponsors and domestic and international companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, […]

Trisha Duncan

Trisha Duncan and her team manage strategic relationships in 500 communities across Minnesota that are served by Xcel Energy playing critical roles in the areas of operations, energy policy, emergency response, social investments, economic development, and business retention and expansion. […]

Michele Engdahl

Michele Engdahl is currently enjoying retirement after a long and rewarding career. She is a strategic partner who has counseled internal and external clients for decades. She directed public affair activities for Thomson Reuters and State Farm Insurance before that. […]

Becky Foy

Becky Foy is the head of human resources for the customer office for Best Buy. In this role she is responsible for providing guidance to the executive leadership on overall talent strategies, focused on helping Best Buy be one of […]

Kathleen Gullickson

Kathleen Gullickson is a dynamic, passionate and strategic human resources partner with global experience developing, implementing and executing initiatives to attract, hire and retain top talent. Trusted advisor to C-suite executives, human resources partners and cross-functional business teams. She has […]

Jayne Haugen Olson

Jayne Haugen Olsen is president of Cities Media Group a division of MSP Communications, publishers of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. Jayne also serves as editor in chief of Mpls.St.Paul magazine, the most-read—and followed—magazine in the Twin Cities. Cities […]

Josh Howard

Josh Howard is the Chief Investment Officer at Bremer Bank. He leads Bremer’s investment team, overseeing the development, management, delivery and communication of investment strategies and model portfolios that meet the needs of Bremer Wealth clients. Josh has more than […]

Chris Kwiat

Chris Kwiat is the Vice President of Innovation at Welch’s, where she is responsible for bringing transformational new products to market and prioritizing the company’s top initiatives via Enterprise Portfolio Management. Over her 25-year career in the food and beverage […]

Jay Novak

Jay Novak has been a senior vice president of two investment-banking companies and publisher and editor of Minnesota’s premier business magazine, and a trustee and treasurer at Hamline University. He has been a member of 35 governing or advisory board […]

Lucas Giambelluca

Lucas Giambelluca is President of Bank of America, and Business Banking Market Executive, for the Minnesota Market. Lucas leads the effort to build stronger communities and deliver for our clients and team members. He helps our communities through day to […]

Dorraine Larison

Dorraine Larison, attorney, Lathrop GPM LLP, St. Cloud, concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy law, debtor/creditor law and employment law. She has extensive experience in the areas of commercial financing, creditors’ rights and creditor bankruptcy matters. Dorraine works […]

Sue Ross

Sue Ross leverages her 30+ years of experience helping maurices win through talent and people. She is passionate about shaping culture and creating a great place to work. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the associate experience and […]

Melvin Tennant

Melvin Tennant, CAE, is president and chief executive officer of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The private 501(c)6 business organization has a team of 73 who are dedicated to positively impacting the economic and social prosperity of the Minneapolis […]

Bret Weiss

Bret Weiss is President and CEO of WSB, a design and consulting firm specializing in engineering, community planning, environmental and construction services. Weiss is one of the founders of WSB and has worked in the civil engineering community for more […]