Board Members Are Elected by You

Several times a year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to its board of directors to help shape the direction of the organization.

We are delighted to submit for your consideration and vote the following slate for the AIGA Minnesota board of directors.

A nominating committee has recommended the following individual for a 6-month term:

  • Susan Seeley Roe, for President Elect

A nominating committee has recommended the following individuals for a 2-year term:

  • Susan Seeley Roe, for President (beginning January 1, 2019) 
  • Heather Brooks, for Vice President
  • McLean Donnelly, for Director of Career Practice
  • Grant Hasbrouck, for Director of Communications

Ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm CST on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Susan Seeley Roe

Susan Seeley Roe has worked as an art director and graphic designer for the past 15 years. She recently moved back to Minneapolis, Minnesota from Tucson, Arizona where she was the Vice President of Tucson for AIGA Arizona. She also served on the board of directors of the Tucson Advertising Federation. Before founding Smart Pop Creative in 2012, Susan worked for Bolchalk Frey Marketing, Canyon Ranch and Gordley Group. She received her BFA in Graphic Design in 2001 from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

After being away from Minneapolis for the past 11 years, Susan is looking forward to connecting and getting involved with the AIGA Minnesota design community. In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling, yoga, running, hiking and rediscovering Minneapolis with her husband and son, Thad and Sean Roe.

Most recently, Susan served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Development.

Heather Brooks

For as long as she can remember Heather has been a lover of color and pattern and a skilled problem solver. Design brought these two passions together and there has been no looking back.

 Currently in-house at a local nonprofit, Opportunity Partners, Heather spends her days designing print and digital materials to support the mission of advancing the quality of life for adults with disabilities.

Heather holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where she was encouraged to join AIGA as a student. 

In her free time, Heather is out enjoying all the wonderful places in the Twin Cities with her family, friends and dogs, Paisley and Guthrie.

For the past two years, Heather served as AIGA Minnesota’s Secretary.

McLean Donnelly

McLean DonnellyPrior to founding The Maker Group, McLean Donnelly was the Vice President of User Experience and Design for Shutterstock in New York City. Previously, he worked as a design leader for Expedia and CaringBridge.

As a seasoned UX Executive with an MBA, McLean is a unique hybrid that fuses user experience design with strategic business analysis, passionate about radically accelerating businesses. From Expedia, Shutterstock to skyrocketing startups, he has delivered awarding winning work with billions in revenue, reaching over 140 countries and 36 languages and for millions of customers.​

McLean earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Opus School of Business and a Bachelors of Arts from Gettysburg College. He has served on several boards including the Lead Project and the Grand Avenue Business Association.

Grant Hasbrouck

Grant HasbrouckGrant Hasbrouck is a multi-disciplinary creative professional based in Minneapolis and is passionate about human rights, animal rights, and clean energy, and love using his talent to help support these causes. Grant has been designing graphics, illustrating, and photographing for various clients and non-profits since receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota Duluth in Fall 2013, but in the last 2 years he has focused heavily on cause marketing, content management, and full-package branding. Some highlights have included directing communications for a Minnesota DFL campaign, and directing art, graphics, and content at the non profit Generation Atomic.

Consistent with AIGA Minnesota’s bylaws, the proposed slate is submitted to the voting membership for ratification. Supporting-, sustaining-, design leader-, and trustee-level members of AIGA Minnesota in good standing are entitled to vote in board member elections; contributor-level members and non-members are not entitled to vote. The vote is either for or against the entire slate.

Ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm CST on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Board members completing their terms at the end of June 2018

Matt Ludvigson, Vice President
Frank Loth, Treasurer

Amanda Sagstetter, Director of Career Practice
Amy Schleichert, Director of Communications
Amanda Martin, Director of Membership

Chris Corum, Associate Director, Career Specialties
Kelly Stahn, Associate Director, Content Management
Eric Widi, Associate Director, Social Media Engagement
Michelle York, Associate Director, Student Affairs

Board members continuing their service

Katrin Loss, President
Heather Brooks, Secretary (interim)

Andy Vitale, Director of Design Impact
Susan Seeley Roe, Director of Development (interim)
Terresa Hardaway, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Pete Rivard, Director of Education
Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw, Director of Legacy Programming
Michelle Schulp, Director of Technology

Emily Weigel, Associate Director of Archives
Matt Olin, Associate Director of Career Stages
Randy Piechowski, Associate Director of Development
Jenni Lathrop, Associate Director of Registration

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.