Anne Rizzo-Donovan- Adjunct Associate

Anne Donovan is the founder and principal of Rizzo | Executive Search, LLC. Anne and Dave have worked together on various recruiting projects for over 15 years (the two firms are across the hall from each other). Anne’s relationship-centric approach to the search process can be attributed in part to her varied background. As a key player within the management teams of US Telecom and US Sprint, Anne was involved in building out C-level leadership during high-growth periods for both organizations. Later, at the firms McGladrey & Pullen and Franchot & Associates, she was instrumental in growing both companies’ HR consulting practices and building out their executive search services. Anne’s work with the companies’ nonprofit clients fueled a passion to focus her skill set for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. http://www.recruitingstrategiesllc.com.

Anne has a BS in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and is currently enrolled in Masters in Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, MN.

Justin Terch, SPHR, MA, MBA – Senior Human Resource Generalist

Justin L. Terch is Principal of Terch & Associates, a Human Resources and Executive Search Consulting firm based in Duluth Minnesota. He has provided human resources expertise to organizations of all sizes for over a decade.
His background in HR is extensive. He has previously served as Managing Investigator of a regional workplace investigation agency. As a leader in the HR field he has managed 22 different collective bargaining units; oversaw a self-insured worker's compensation program with $15M in active claims; successfully negotiated multi-million dollar settlements; and provided ongoing HR support for businesses from 5 to 900 employees.
He is experienced in employee & labor relations; recruiting and executive search; workplace investigations; and compensation planning. He is a mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, mediating cases involving discrimination claims in employment under the Minnesota Human Rights Act and similar federal laws such as the ADA.
Justin has the compliance and business background to help you maximize your return on the investment you have made in your staff. He understands the challenges of working with employees and building strong teams and will guide you every step of the way.

Paul Annett – Principal, InTransition

Paul has more than 25 years of experience in corporate management and consulting. Prior to starting inTransition LLC, Paul's corporate and consulting experience included roles as: president of a family-owned marketing services firm with the objectives of transitioning the business from first to second generation leadership; vice president of Administration for a privately held printing and services company that grew from $40 million to over $140 million; partner in a national accounting and consulting firm and founder of its management consulting practice; Human Resources Manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company.

Best Buddies

Mission: Serve the intellectual and developmental (IDD) community by forming a lifelong connection between the organization and Alumni. Through fundraising, volunteer opportunities, engaging programs and events, the Best Buddies Alumni Association will help to provide necessary resources to sustain our impact in the lives of all individuals and families involved.

Vision: An engaged worldwide network of diverse alumni leveraging combined time, talents and contributions in support of Best Buddies mission of creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

www.bestbuddieschampion.org/minnesota

The Capital Club

David Zimmel - Active Member since 20114

The Capital Club (CAPS) comes is a sports-centered, business-networking group where members
hear from highly-respected and accomplished speakers who share stories about their strategies, struggles, tactics, training regimens, and mental disciplines; lessons that members can
apply both personally and professionally.

Designed for C-suite, VP's, Senior Managers, Business Owners, and others who want to gather with like-minded people to strengthen their skills in leading teams, leading a business, and leading
themselves.

www.capitalclubmn.com

Saint Thomas Academy

David Zimmel - Parent and active volunteer since 2009

Saint Thomas Academy (STA) is a Catholic, college-preparatory, military/leadership day school for male students in grades 7-12 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Core Focus:

  • Develop and nurture the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical potential of each young man.

  • Foster the knowledge and practice of leadership so that a young man has confidence in being a leader and in choosing which leader to follow.

  • Establish the foundation for responsible leadership within the Academy, the Catholic Church, and the community.

Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, on a beautiful 88-acre campus overlooking Rogers Lake.

www.cadets.com

University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering + Carlson School of Management