Pollen vol 13 May 27, 2010 Curated by Lars Leafblad Principal, KeyStone Search http://www.keystonesearch.
com Pollenites, Thanks for taking the time to read our 13 edition of Pollen. We’ve grown this talent commune to 1319 email subscribers and 609 members of the Pollen LinkedIn group. Thank you! Welcome 28 new Pollenites (my sincere apologies to anyone I've missed - if I have, let me know so you can be welcomed next edition) note: this does not include new Pollen LinkedIn group members who are not subscribed to this e-newsletter: Aaron Ackerman, Lindsey Bemmels, Chad Caruthers, Larry Clifford, Julie Donovan, Ashlee Ellis, Ann Gibson, David Hakensen, Jeremy Hanson, Rebecca Hennen, Lisa Heyesen, Penny Hillemann, Emy Johnson, Bekah Kent, Matt Kilian, Chris Kloptek, Saphia Lesch, Kate Levine, Garth Peterson, Cynthia Piette, Marsha Pitts-Phillips, Kelly Puspoki, Ann Sievers, Katie Spehar, Christopher Stevens, Forest Taylor, Megan Weisenberger, & Dan Wick Huge thank you to this edition’s 22 Pollenite recruiters who shared/forwarded Pollen with someone in their network (if I missed you, please let me know): Angie Andresen, Lauren Beagle, Delinda Blanck Rood, Karla Ekdahl, Dani Fisher, Robin Gibson, Jim Hammerand, Wendy Helgeson, Deb Hopp, Julie Hurbanis, Kelly Irvine, Jay Kim, Taylor Larson, Jeremy Lenz, Chris Mayr, Katie Nadeau, Dana Nelson, Alicia Phillips, Rachel Schaefer, Cecily Sommers, Greg Tehven, and Jennifer Thompson And thank you to all who shared content for this edition of Pollen! Please forward to your network; truly, the more the merrier! Please send along job leads, internship leads, board openings, volunteer opportunities, and news about professional promotions/recognition (yours or others in your networks) so that we can share with fellow Pollen members. LinkedIn Pollen Group: 609, yes 609 Pollenites have subscribed to our LinkedIn group (including 50+ new members who joined since our last edition). Why join Pollen on LinkedIn? You can share articles, updates, and post questions for immediate comment/feedback from your fellow members in addition to connecting your LinkedIn networks. Sample member profiles from our Pollen LinkedIn group: Dena Alspach – Tiger Oak Publications http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnbride Lee Anderson – General Mills http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lee-anderson/5/598/722 Duchesne Drew – Star Tribune http://www.linkedin.com/in/duchesnedrew Lan Freitag – Greater Twin Cities United Way/The LEAD Project http://www.linkedin.com/in/lanfreitag Chris Lambe – The Mosaic Company http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-lambe/9/6b/a5b
Jennifer Reedy – The Saint Paul Foundation http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-reedy/7/6ba/861 Tammy Lee Stanoch – University of MN Foundation http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tammy-lee-stanoch/15/646/5a Greg Tehven – Students Today, Leaders Forever http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-tehven/6/964/1b5 Laura Zabel – Springboard for the Arts http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurazabel If you’d like to join us, you can subscribe to the group here: http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn
Special note from the curator asking for your input: Pollen & MinnPost.com - potential partners? We have been contacted by MinnPost.com about the possibility of expanding our Pollen community via a new partnership with their organization. This partnership would allow Pollen to be shared with the 2,000 members (and 40,000+ regular visitors) of MinnPost.com concurrently with the semimonthly distribution of Pollen to your inbox as a founding member of this community. It would also allow us to recruit new contributors and participants in Pollen (here and on our LinkedIn group). We're in preliminary conversation and would like input from the Pollen community regarding this prospective opportunity to build a broader network to share ideas, opportunities, and engage with one another in the greater Twin Cities community. Please respond directly to larsl - at - keystonesearch.com with your feedback and share your thoughts, ideas, questions or suggestions regarding this potential partnership. Thanks! Finally, If you find value in Pollen, please consider subscribing to our KeyStone Search (the team that makes my ability to curate Pollen possible) quarterly e-newsletter, Culture Matters, here: http://www.keystonesearch.com/subscribe.php Thanks!
Jobs: Goodwill/Easter Seals of MN seeking development officer – foundation giving (via Angela Garrett & Matthew Oquist) http://bit.ly/GES-DOrole National Marrow Donor Program seeks communications manager – business transformation (via Lisa Pope) http://bit.ly/NMDP-MarCom The Jefferson Awards (http://www.jeffersonawards.org/) is hiring a Regional Director for Mpls/St. Paul (via Tammy Mencel) Additional information via Jefferson Awards National Director Greg Moore: g.moore-atjeffersonawards.org Target hiring a Senior Policy Advocate (via Tracey Hester) http://bit.ly/Target-GAJob
Baby’s Space seeks Business Manager (via Terrie Rose) – terrie-at-babyspace.org http://www.babyspace.org/about.html Park Nicollet seeks Senior Director, Health Care Marketing & Sales (via Beth McMullen) http://bit.ly/ParkNicollet-MktgJob IQ Magazine seeks freelance editorial director or agency (via Matt Kilian) – mkilian-at-ifound.org http://www.iqmag.org Internships: Fast Horse (http://www.fasthorseinc.com) is seeking a paid summer intern – very unique application process – (via Jorg Pierach) http://bit.ly/FastHorseIntern Children’s Hospitals and Clinics has paid internship available for a “Community Benefit Project Intern” (via Sara Noznesky) More information: http://www.childrensmn.org/Careers/
Boards: Mixed Blood Theatre is recruiting prospective board members. (via Bob Schoenbaum) http://www.mixedblood.com/about/board-of-directors/ If you’re interested in learning more, please email MBT board member, Bob Schoenbaum, at bobs-atkeystonesearch.com and reference Pollen in your inquiry. Springboard for the Arts is recruiting prospective board members (via Betsy Altheimer) http://www.springboardforthearts.org/AboutUs/Board.asp If you’re interested in learning more, please email Springboard ED, Laura Zabel, at laura-atspringboardforthearts.org
Engaging – Events, Ideas, Leadership Opportunities Events: Passionate about parks? Learn more about the “Next Generation of Parks” event series coming June 16 and July 15 from the Foundation for Minneapolis Parks, Walker Art Center and U of MN College of Design. (via Cecily Hines) More info? Em: Chines-at-mplsparksfoundation.org http://mplsparksfoundation.org/index.php?contentID=1691 Social Venture Partners MN is hosting its “Engaged Philanthropy Conference” on June 17 at Graves 601 Hotel: http://bit.ly/SVP-JuneEvent
Ideas: If you’re interested in MN politics and public affairs, subscribe to Blois Olson’s free “The Morning Take” email. You can join his distribution list by emailing him at bolson-at-tunheim.com & telling him that you’re with Pollen. Read a sample issue: http://bit.ly/MorningTake
Leadership development/volunteering: U of MN's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs seeks applicants for the 2010-11 Policy Fellows program. th Applications due June 14 ! You can learn more and download application materials here: http://www.bit.ly/HHHPF-10-11 (via Kate Cimino) Leadership Twin Cities is now taking applications for the 2010-2011 class. This program is a nine month course on the region outside corporate walls. You will discuss as you learn, create new business connections and define what it means for you to be a leader. This is done while visiting our community museums, hospitals, performance halls and government agencies. Applications are available on line at the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce website or this link: http://bit.ly/LTC-Info (via Wendy Helgeson) Join Minnesota Public Radio's Advocates Network! Add your voice to the thousands of Minnesotans who-like you--make MPR and Minnesota even stronger. Help us advocate for the policies and legislation that support public broadcasting in Minnesota www.mpr.org/advocates (via Lisa Radzak) Integrated Governance seeks your input on restoring trust to the marketplace (via Jeff Meacham) – http://www.bit.ly/trustpetition Activation, a new Minneapolis company, is looking for students ages 14-19 to join their Advisory Council. Activation is working to develop an interactive website which will host edgy digital content (film, photos, music, etc.) surrounding teen health and teen images issues. Through this site, young adults are invited and encouraged to share their creativity, stories and participate in the interactive aspects of the site. We need help in creating this brand new site. Members of the Activation Advisory Council will help design the site and decide what type of content it hosts. Members will also help plan an exciting student film competition to launch the website. For more information on the Activation Advisory Council contact Molly Thorpe at (612) 209-5341 or mollythorpe-at-activationcorp.com (via Molly Thorpe)
Props to the following Pollen members (please consider sharing good news about a friend/colleague/volunteer for next issue): A special thanks to all retiring MN legislators for their public service – especially to Pollenites Rep. Karla Bigham and Rep. Laura Brod You can see full list list of MN legislative retirements here: http://bit.ly/MNLegRetirements To the several Pollenites recognized with one of MSP Business Journal’s 2010 “Women in Business” Awards: Industry Leaders: Jill Johnson – Johnson Consulting http://bit.ly/JillJ-WIB Alisa Miller – Public Radio International http://bit.ly/AlisaM-WIB
Paula Prahl – Best Buy Co. http://bit.ly/PaulaP-WIB
Women to Watch: Shilpa Alva – Ecolab/SURGE http://bit.ly/ShilpaA-WIB Kim Borton – HHH Institute of Public Affairs http://bit.ly/KimB-WIB Amy Fredregill – Cooperative Network http://bit.ly/AmyF-WIB Nena Street – Dorsey & Whitney http://bit.ly/NenaS-WIB Congrats Jill, Alisa, Paula, Shilpa, Kim, Amy, Nena and to all recipients! (and to Pollenite Tammy Mencel & her MSP Biz Journal team on producing such a great event and feature!) To Lars Erdahl on joining the board of directors of St. David’s Center for Children & Families http://www.stdavids.net/about-us/leadership To Rob Langheim on his new role with Deloitte as a Manager in the Strategy & Operations Group in the Health Sciences practice To Colin Irvine, husband of Pollenite Kelly Irvine, on his Fulbright Scholarship award http://bit.ly/Irvine-Fulbright To Mike Buttry on his new role as Vice President, Corporate Communications for Capella University (welcome back to MN Mike!) To Kathleen Harrington on her new role as CMO and head of Government Affairs for Carol.com To Jon Spayde and Dan Haugen on the launch of The Line (http://www.thelinemedia.com) Several Pollenites quoted in one of The Line’s inaugural features on “What Makes MSP Special” (Dan Grigsby, Lars Leafblad, Laura Zabel) http://bit.ly/TheLine-MSPstory To Alex Lopes, Jesse Bergland & TORCH leadership team on their successful public launch event featuring remarks from Peg Birk and Nathan Dungan http://public-torchlaunch.eventbrite.com/ To Rick Brimacomb, Aric Nissen & Andrew Schmitz for hosting a great gathering of MSP Business Journal “40 under 40” alumni at Famous Dave’s Uptown http://bit.ly/40u40FDevent To Dr. Rajiv R. Shah, Chris Caruthers & ACES team/board for a great gala event at the Metropolitan Club at Target Field (several Pollenites were event sponsors/table sponsors including Stef Farsht, Alene Grossman, Tammy Mencel, Rajiv R.Shah & Rajni Shah – many others in attendance including Jesse Bergland, Peg Birk, Lindsay Graves, Lars Leafblad, Eric Molho, Alicia Phillips & Greg Tehven) http://bit.ly/ACES-gala
To Mark and Susan Lacek, Anna Stier and all of Faith’s Lodge staff and board members (incl. Pollenites th Angie Andresen, Kristin Pardue & Steve Helland) on a wonderful May 13 breakfast fundraising event raising support for Faith’s Lodge http://www.faithslodge.org/Directors.htm To Laura Brod whose letter-to-editor was published in the Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/Brod-WSJ To Ann Mulholland on her appointment as a new board member of the Bush Foundation http://bit.ly/BushFndBoard To Sean Kershaw and Citizens League on their profile in Politics in MN http://bit.ly/aCOhNX To the 2010 Social Entrepreneurs Cup Finalists – Acara Institute, Bright New Ideas, Mind Body Solutions, and Springboard for the Arts http://bit.ly/SVP-Finalists To Andrew Borene on the publishing of his new book, a compendium on National Security Related Laws http://bit.ly/BoreneBook To the Pollenites who participated in MN HR Executive Forum’s annual member event (including Leigh Bailey, Lynn Casey, Teresa Daly, Nathan Dungan, David Erickson, J. Forrest, Noelle Hawton & Cecily Sommers) – event was orchestrated by Pollenite, Marcia Ballinger http://bit.ly/HREF-ReBoot To Allison Barmann, Mary Kiedrowski on successful Science Museum of MN Young Professionals event in conjunction with Dead Sea Scrolls Social Capital on their summer kick-off event May 22 at the Lyndale Tap House. Over $5,000 was raised to support The Cookie Cart, Faith’s Lodge, and Friends of the BWCA. http://iamsocialcapital.org/ To Michael Reading on his new role as an analyst with Project Performance Corporation in Washington, DC (good luck Michael, MN’s loss is DC’s gain) To Brad Lehrman and all contributing to the launch of MOJO-MN “an innovation advocacy force” – learn more – http://mojominnesota.com/whats-mojo/
Pollen on Twitter: (selected 140 character snippets/articles/ideas I’ve found and shared on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad) Check out full list of @FastCompany's 100 Most Creative People here: http://bit.ly/FC100Creative Great article by @TheLineMag on the MN Idea Open and winner! http://bit.ly/axBKbq RT @HarvardBiz (via @ehellweg) A Dying Father's Lessons on Life for His Teenaged Daughter http://s.hbr.org/caFWr3 RT @HarvardBiz Job Versus Vocation — What I Didn't Learn in B-School http://s.hbr.org/97JVd6
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Blatant self-interest alert…The Leafblad’s are seeking new neighbors (Who wouldn’t love to have fellow Pollenites on their block!?) 2 great homes – 4 parks within walking distance, Mounds View Schools, etc. – and no, we’re not getting commissions on these! (via Lars Leafblad) 3056 Lydia Court – Roseville, MN http://www.edinarealty.com/MN/Roseville/55113/homes-for-sale/3056-Lydia-Court-48634694 3068 Lydia Court – Roseville, MN http://www.edinarealty.com/MN/Roseville/55113/homes-for-sale/3068-Lydia-Court-49378765
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