Board Members

 

 

 

 

Chair - George Beck

George Beck

 

George Beck was appointed to the Board in February of 2012 by Governor Mark Dayton for a term ending in January of 2016. He fills a Board position requiring a member who has not been a public official, held any political party office other than precinct delegate, or been elected to public office for which party designation is required by statute in the three years preceding the member's appointment. Judge Beck is a retired administrative law judge who served in that position for nearly 30 years. He presently works as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Judge Beck holds a BA degree from the University of Chicago and a JD degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair - Christian Sande

Christian Sande

 

Christian Sande was appointed by Governor Dayton to the Board in October 2013, and re-appointed in February 2015. His current term expires in January 2019. He occupies a Board position for a member who has not been a public official, held any political party office other than precinct delegate, or been elected to public office for which party designation is required by statute in the three years preceding the member's appointment. Mr. Sande is an attorney in private practice focusing on securities fraud litigation and antitrust and consumer fraud class actions. He is a member of the Minnesota and Washington State Bar Associations and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He is a graduate of Hamline University College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law. He volunteers as a GED Tutor at the Open Door Learning Center in North Minneapolis and is a volunteer judge for the Minnesota State Bar Association's high school mock trial program.

 

 

 

Ed Oliver

 

Ed Oliver was appointed in June of 2013 by Governor Dayton for a term ending in January of 2017. He fills a Board position that has no restrictions on previous political activities. Mr. Oliver was a member of the Minnesota State Senate from 1993 - 2002, and served as an Assistant Minority Leader from 1998 - 2002. Mr. Oliver is an arbitrator with FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc., and is owner and president of Oliver Financial. He currently serves on the board of the Friends of the Mississippi River, and previously served on the Minnesota State Arts Board and as a member of the Great Lakes Commission. Mr. Oliver is a University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts graduate where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics.

 

 

Carol Flynn

Carol Flynn

 

Carol Flynn was appointed to the Board in February of 2015 by Governor Dayton for a term ending in January of 2019. She fills a Board position requiring a former DFL legislator. Flynn served as a state senator from 1990-2000 where she was Majority Whip and Chaired the Judiciary and Transportation Committees. She studied at the University of Minnesota. A retired public employee, she volunteers on the Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization and as Vice President of the Loring Green West Association Board.

 

 

Daniel N. Rosen

Daniel Rosen

Daniel N. Rosen was appointed in July, 2014, by Governor Dayton for a term ending in January of 2018. He fills a Board position requiring a member who has not been a public official, held any political party office other than precinct delegate, or been elected to public office for which party designation is required by statute in the three years preceding the member's appointment to the Board. A lawyer in Minneapolis, Mr. Rosen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a founding partner of the Parker Rosen law firm, where he practices in the field of business and real estate litigation. Prior to law school Mr. Rosen was as an officer in the United States Navy and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  

 

 

Margaret Leppik

Margaret Leppik

Margaret (Peggy) Leppik was appointed to the Board in May of 2015 by Governor Dayton for a term ending in January of 2016. She fills a Board position requiring a former Republican legislator. Leppik served as a state representative from 1991-2003 where she chaired the Higher Education Finance Committee. She served on the Metropolitan Council from 2003-2011 where she was vice chair for three years and chaired the Environmental Committee. A graduate of Smith College, Leppik is an active volunteer for numerous nonprofit organizations.