FEBRUARY

02/21/2018  Kevin Terrell, Co-founder and Chairman of Start Reading Now: "Creating a Culture of Reading and Learning for Life, 10 Books at a Time, for Thousands of Low-Income Kids Each Year".  Host: Gene Hoff.

02/28/2018  Alan Anderson, retired executive for Boy Scouts of America, volunteer speaker for the non-partisan Citizen's Climate Lobby: "Rising CO2 and the Science of Climate Change".  Host: Dan Biersdorf.

MARCH

03/07/2018  Bill Jones and Ann Kay: "The Rock 'n Read Project".  Host: Cliff Erickson.

03/14/2018  Kelly O'Brien, Director of Admissions at Dunwoody College of Technology: TBA.  Host: George Mueller.


03/21/2018  Jason Beumer, VP & Senior Investment Portfolio Manager, US Bank Private Wealth Management: "Outlook for the Markets and the Economy".  Host: Barry Kelner.

03/28/2018  John Kirkwood, Deputy Director of Global Security, Land O' Lakes Inc: "From Local and Federal Law Enforcement to Private Sector Security - An Inside Look at the Journey".  Host: Gene Hoff.

APRIL

04/04/2018

04/11/2018

04/18/2018

04/25/2018

MAY

05/02/2018

05/09/2018  Grant J. Merritt: "Iron and Water", a Memoir of Family, Mining Pioneers and Unscrupulous Magnates, and the Fight for Minnesota's Natural Resources.  Host: Cliff Erickson.

05/16/2018

05/23/2018

05/30/2018

JUNE

06/06/2018

06/13/2018

06/20/2018

06/27/2018

JULY

07/04/2018

07/11/2018

07/18/2018

07/25/2018

AUGUST

08/01/2018

08/08/2018

08/15/2018

08/22/2018

08/29/2018

SEPTEMBER

09/05/2018

09/12/2018

09/19/2018

09/26/2018

OCTOBER

10/03/2018  Geza Simon MD, Hungarian Escapee Immigrant, Retired Physician and Volunteer: "Yes, There Was Once an Iron Curtain".  Host: Cliff Erickson.

10/10/2018

10/17/2018

10/24/2018

10/31/2018

NOVEMBER

11/07/2018

11/14/2018

11/21/2018

11/28/2018

DECEMBER

12/05/2018

12/12/2018

12/19/2018

12/26/2018


JANUARY
 

 

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02/21/2018  Kevin Terrell, Co-founder and Chairman of Start Reading Now: "Creating a Culture of Reading and Learning for Life, 10 Books at a Time, for Thousands of Low-Income Kids Each Year".  Host: Gene Hoff.
 

Kevin Terrell

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Kevin Terrell is a market strategist and community activist with leadership experience at firms ranging from the Fortune 500 to non-profits. He started his career at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he then held a variety of commercial leadership roles at Cummins, General Electric and McKinsey & Company’s global healthcare practice. He currently leads Katana Consulting, which focuses on developing clients’ Go-to-Market strategy and improving their commercial operations.

 

Kevin’s community involvement includes having led the local chapter of General Electric’s volunteer organization, serving as an advisor to the youth mentoring non-profit Bolder Options, and as an elected board member of the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association in Southwest Minneapolis. He is a Co-Founder of the noise pollution activist group, the MSP FairSkies Coalition; is an active member of the Citizens League Policy Committee; and is an Adjunct Fellow at The Center of the American Experiment. In 2014 he was the Independence Party’s endorsed candidate for US Senate.

 

Kevin is also the Co-Founder of Start Reading Now, a research-based nonprofit entering its 5th year of serving low-income kids in Minneapolis Public Schools. The program funds vouchers for kids to buy 10 new books each at sponsored book fairs at the start of the summer after 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades, and it will serve over 5,000 kids in 2018. 

 

Kevin holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and he completed his international business studies in Sweden at the Stockholm School of Economics,. He earned his BA in German and Political Science from the University of Nebraska, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 






 
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02/28/2018  Alan Anderson, retired executive for Boy Scouts of America, volunteer speaker for the non-partisan Citizen's Climate Lobby: "Rising CO2 and the Science of Climate Change".  Host: Dan Biersdorf.

 

Alan Anderson

A very brief resume’ - 2017

 

  1. Background and Education

Born in Dec.‘49, to Dr. Frank & Sophie Anderson, and raised in Owatonna, MN.   

         Graduated from Oregon State Univ.,  with a BS degree in Wildlife Science and                     Mgmt., 1972

 

  1. Work and Military experience before Scouting career

Co-owned a small business in St. Cloud and

served in the Army National Guard, 6 years

                    

  1. Professional Scouting Career

Joined the Scouting profession, in ’78, 

with last job as Area Director, supervising 12 scout councils in 5 states.

          Retired in 2012, after 34 years of executive service with the Boy Scouts

 

    D. Life-long learning

In Oct. 2012, Alan and his wife Deb attended the Nobel conf. at Gustavus Adolphus College, on the health of our oceans, with some of the top scientists in the field, making presentations.  This inspired Alan to take an on-line college course from MIT, on the Science of Climate Change, and begin giving public education talks on the subject.  

 

E.  Family

He and his wife, Debbie, have been married 44 yrs, and have two grown kids, and four little grandchildren, who focus his concern about the health of the planet we will leave to them.  



 



 
03/07/2018  Bill Jones and Ann Kay: "The Rock n' Read Project.  Host: Cliff Erickson.



 
03/14/2018  Kelly O'Brien, Director of Admissions at Dunwoody College of Technology: TBA.  Host: George Mueller.



 
03/21/2018  Jason Beumer, VP & Senior Investment Portfolio Manager, US Bank Private Wealth Management: "Outlook for the Markets and the Economy".  Host: Barry Kelner.



 
03/28/2018  John Kirkwood, Deputy Director of Global Security, Land O' Lakes Inc: "From Local and Federal Law Enforcement to Private Sector Security - An Inside Look at the Journey".  Host: Gene Hoff.
 


Biography:


John Kirkwood, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, started his law enforcement career in 1981 as an Officer for the Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department.  He was hired by the U.S. Secret Service as a Special Agent in 1985, where he was assigned to the Omaha Field Office for five years.  John served ten years in Washington D.C., five of them on the Presidential Protective Division and Counter Assault Team, and two years at the Secret Service Headquarters, Liaison Division.  John was then assigned as the Resident Agent for Portland, Oregon Office from 2000-2002, then as the Resident Agent in Charge in Spokane, Washington Resident Office from 2002-2004.  John Kirkwood was named the Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Field Office in March 2004 and held that position until his retirement on December 31st, 2010.   On January 3rd, 2011 he was sworn in as the Chief Deputy for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.  In addition to his duties with Ramsey County, John also served as a member of the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force Advisory Board, the Violent Crimes Task Force Advisory Board, and the Crime Stoppers of Minnesota Executive Board.  

In February of 2015, John retired from law enforcement and took a position in the private sector with Land O’Lakes in their Global Security Department as Deputy Director. He currently serves on the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation Board and the Ramsey County Sheriffs Foundation Board.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  John has 3 daughters, 26, 23 and 19 years of age. 

05/09/2018  Grant J. Merritt: "Iron and Water", a Memoir of Family, Mining Pioneers and Unscrupulous Magnates, and the Fight for Minnesota's Natural Resources.  Host: Cliff Erickson.