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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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Committee members help shape the Chapter’s programs, activities and areas of focus. Put your skills and talents to work in any of the following areas. To join a committee, or to learn more about them, contact Executive Director Linda Luksan at

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee provides opportunities for members to give back to the community and to build and strengthen relationships within the Chapter. This committee coordinates both legal service and community service projects throughout the year.

  • Christine Arrell, Twin City Fan
  • Nicole Cameli, Emerson
  • Fred Dawe, Entchen, Ltd.​ (Chair)
  • Vanessa Decourcy, Best Buy
  • Jim Denniston, Xcel Energy
  • Sara Kilian, Perforce Software
  • Mark Privratsky, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Michael Skoglund, Cargill 
  • Kelly Steffens, United Natural Foods, Inc.

Education and Professional Development Committee

This committee plans ACC Minnesota events, including CLE programs and networking socials.

  • Lisa Ackerman, Coloplast Corp.

  • Eric Brotten, Centene Corporation

  • Bryan Carter, Wells Fargo

  • Dave Cherner, Clear Capital

  • Mandi Crane, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

  • Fred Dawe, Entchen, Ltd.

  • Derek Goodman, Koch Companies

  • David Munn, Pramata Corporation

  • Mark Privratsky, The Prudential Insurance Company of America

  • Shannon Quirk, Graco Inc.

  • Daniel Santos, UCare

  • Colleen Schmid, Wells Fargo 

  • Kent Schoen, Fynn, Inc. (Co-Chair)

  • Sarah Sederstrom, HelpSystems 

  • Karin Simonson, Coloplast Corp. (Co-Chair)

  • Todd Sorensen, Capella University

  • Matt Stortz, Securian Financial

  • Carly Stephani, Medtronic

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works to increase Chapter membership, retain current members, and to increase and encourage active participation by members in Chapter events.

  • Kevin Armstrong, DST Brokerage Solutions

  • Ben Diederick, U.S. Bank

  • Ryan Hoch, CHS

  • Kirk Johnson, Huntington National Bank (Chair)

  • Melissa Roller, UCare

  • Kelly Steffens, United Natural Foods, Inc.

Sounding Board Planning Committee

The Sounding Board Planning Committee provides opportunities for members to connect and develop leadership skills through assigned content and group discussion. 

  • Brenda Arndt, University of St. Thomas School of Law

  • Elizabeth Bosshard-Blackey, Shutterfly

  • Eric Brotten, Centene Corporation

  • Vanessa Decourcy, Best Buy (Chair)

  • Sara Kilian, Perforce Software

  • Daniela Kinova, Elasticsearch, Inc.

  • Dawn Rausch, Best Buy


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