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The Hennepin County Bar Foundation is seeking applications for open seats on its Board of Directors and for the position of treasurer. The HCBF Nominating Committee will be looking for a mix of individuals who bring experience, expertise and/or enthusiasm to these core areas of board activity: fundraising and development; event planning; grant making; and community outreach.


To be eligible to serve on the HCBF Board of Directors, individuals must be members in good standing of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Members of the HCBF board are elected to three-year terms, and are limited to serving two consecutive three-year terms. The position of treasurer of the HCBF, while a one-year term that is not technically "tracked”  tends to be held by an individual who is interested in moving up to the leadership positions of secretary, president-elect, and president.

To apply to serve on the HCBF Board of Directors or in the position of treasurer, candidates need to complete the 2015-16 application form and submit a recent resume or CV.

These materials must be received by the deadline of Friday, May 15 and should be sent to the attention of Mary-Margaret Zindren, executive director of the HCBF, at 600 Nicollet Mall, #390, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Or via email to Candidates will be notified regarding the status of their applications by late May.

View/Print 2015-16 HCBF Board Application >>


The Nominating Committee reports its nominations for each position to the HCBF board. Class A members (the HCBA officers) appoint board members, while the full board elects board officers at the annual meeting which will be held in May or June at the HCBA office.

2014-2015 HCBF Board of Directors



 Girard P. Miller

 Maslon LLP

 Sharna A. Wahlgren
 Vice President

Katherine K. Bruce

 U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Kati Mohammad-Zadeh

Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
612 327-1022

 Jonathan A. Strauss
 Past President

 Sapientia Law Group



Board Members

Reynaldo Aligada; Office of the Federal Defender
Alecia Anderson; Wilmington Trust
Jonathan Bye; Lindquist & Vennum
Hon. Marta Chou; Hennepin County District Court
Hon. Regina Chu; Hennepin County District Court
Eric Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein
Joseph Dixon, Jr.; Henson Efron
Paul Floyd; Wallen-Friedman & Floyd
Sarah Godfrey; U.S. Bancorp
Bridget Hayden; Dorsey & Whitney
Lisa Lamm Bachman; Foley & Mansfield
Thaddeus Lightfoot; Dorsey & Whitney
Vincent Louwagie; Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie
Kimberly Lowe; Fredrikson & Byron
Thomas Nelson; Stinson Leonard Street
Hon. Lyonel Norris; Hennepin County District Court
Molly Porter; Wells Fargo
Scott Rothenberger; Fulbright & Jaworski
Abby Schneider; National Labor Relations Board
Jayne Sykora; Sykora & Santini
Sarah West; Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office

If you are interested in applying for a seat on the HCBF Board of Directors or for an HCBF officer position, contact Executive Director Mary-Margaret Zindren for information at or 612-752-6610.

Meetings of the HCBF Board of Directors typically take place every other month. 



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