Ninth District Advisory Council

Council members advise the bank's senior officers and economists on regional economic conditions. New members are appointed by the Minneapolis Fed president.

 Ninth District Advisory Council
Pictured left to right are the 2017 Ninth District Advisory Council members: Liz Asmus (Chair), Bob Hoffert, Doug Kucko, Diana Anderson, Rachael Sherard, Tim Rogers, Mike Appert, Kay Jorgensen, Abbey Pieper, Ted Leines, Mark Massicotte, and Brekka Kramer.

2017 Ninth District Advisory Council Members


Liz Asmus (Chair)
Executive Vice President
SEIU Healthcare MN
Saint Paul, MN
Term expires: 2018

Doug Kucko
Financial Services Executive
AgStar Financial Services, ACA
Rice Lake, WI
Term expires: 2017

Diana Anderson
President and CEO
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Hutchinson, MN
Term expires: 2018

Ted Leines
Leines Hotel Advisors, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN
Term Expires: 2017

Mike Appert
Owner and President
Appert Acres, Inc.
Hazelton, ND
Term expires: 2017

Mark Massicotte
L'Anse Manufacturing
L'Anse, MI
Term Expires: 2018

Bob Hoffert
Chief Financial Officer
Black Gold Farms
Grand Forks, ND
Term expires: 2018

Abbey Pieper
Vice President
Madden's on Gull Lake
Brainerd, MN
Term expires: 2018

Kay Jorgensen
KSJ Enterprises, LLC
Spearfish, SD
Term Expires: 2017
Tim Rogers
Director of Environmental Services
Black Hills Corporation
Rapid City, SD
Term expires: 2018
Brekka Kramer
General Manager
Odney Advertising
Minot, ND
Term Expires: 2017
Rachael Sherard
Senior Vice President, Rural Health Services
Sioux Falls, SD
Term expires: 2018