Speaker – Patrick “Packy” Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, agriculture, and business. He grew up on a small dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, with six brothers and sisters. He has always enjoyed Minnesota sports, history, and geography. Packy and his wife, Karen, enjoy outdoor family activities, reading, and traveling. Their children, Karl and Ellen, competed…

Speaker – Dawn Elm on Ethics

Dawn Elm is the Executive Director, Center for Ethics in Practice at Univerity of St. Thomas. She presented on ethics in business. Be AWARE of ethical situations. “We don’t want to be involved.” “We think someone else will take care of it” Think about the consequences. What will happen if I get involved? Business -…

Speaker – Brian Peterson – Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Brian Peterson from Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans presented on their new property for female veterans in Maplewood. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans’ mission is to End Veteran Homelessness by providing housing, employment, and legal services. We accomplish our mission by providing these services directly and in collaboration with community partners. Homelessness and its consequences…

Speaker – Jennifer Griggs-Andress

Jennifer is the Partnership Specialist for the School District 622, North St. Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale. Her team has been working to create a database of volunteers and to create a consistent application and screening for volunteers. The goals include Volunteers that are trained and have knowledge of issues our students face, have clear expectations, have a contact person…