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Jo Ann Vano

Board President

Jo Ann Vano is a media consultant and served as president of the Board of Directors at KFAI Fresh Air Radio. She is one of the founding board members of African Development Center.

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Leah Mtegha

Board Secretary

Leah Mtegha is with Carlson School of Management. An energetic leader with extensive years of progressive, administrative service in a university setting with experience building relationships and streamlining processes.

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Ubah Ali Jama

Board Member

Ubah Jama is the widow of ADC’s founder Hussein Samatar. She is an active member of the Somali community in the Twin Cities and brings their voice and interests to her leadership in ADC and other community organizations.

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Daika Ismail

Board Member

Daika Ismail, with a bachelor’s degree of Social Science in Economics, has just joined Fannie Mae (January 2019) as Product Development Manager – Financial Services III. She has previously been in the Corporate Trust Services business line at U.S. Bank as a Business Analyst.

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Mike Stinson

Board Member

Michael D. Stinson is a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He is also a trial lawyer who practices primarily in the areas of banking and financial services, tort and personal injury, and commercial litigation. Whether in state or federal court, Mike has proven experience in all facets of litigation.     

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Paul Fehrenbach

Board Member

Paul Fehrenbach is a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank, Greater Milwaukee Area. He is specializing in non-profit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) investments throughout BMO Harris Bank's markets.

 

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Kaade Wallace

Board Member

Kaade Wallace is a Public Policy Manager - InterGovernmental Relations with Hennepin County. She previously was Government Relations Manager with the U.S. Bancorp. She has 10 plus years of experience in political engagement and advocacy in Minnesota and Washington, DC.

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Edwin Migiro

Board Member

Edwin Migiro is currently a VP, Market manager / Consumer Banking with Associated Bank. He has over 8 years financial services experience having held various roles within the banking sector.

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Bruce W. Nordin

Board and Loan Committee Member of SBA Community Advantage Loan Program

Bruce W. Nordin serves as Executive Fellow and Director for the Schulze Innovation Fund and the William C. Norris Institute at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas. He possesses a reliable blend of knowledge, experience, professionalism, and ...

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Damon Jenkins

Board Member

Damon Jenkins is the Central Metro Region District Manager covering Downtown Minneapolis. In his role, Damon oversees eight branches and more than 100 team members. He is a member of Wells Fargo’s African American Team Member Network and an Executive Board Member of the YMCA.

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Scott Brophy

Board and Loan Committee Member

Scott Brophy is a Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at U.S. Bank.  Scott supports commercial nonprofit businesses with their lending, depository, and payment solution needs.  Prior to his work...

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