Cowles Council

The Cowles Council is a volunteer governing body that helped steer the completion of the capital phase of The Cowles Center. Today, they are engaged in the Center's operational strategies. The Cowles Council is involved in a broad range of the organization's functions including financial management, fundraising, marketing, governance, and programming. Council members represent a wide range of professional skills and community interests, including local business, philanthropy, professional dance and other performing arts, education, and other specialties. The full Cowles Council meets bimonthly. Other Council committees meet in off-months and are responsible for leadership with respect to education, finance, fundraising, governance, and marketing.

Executive Committee

Teresa Daly: CEO | Navigate Forward
, Inc.

Vice Chair
Irene Quarshie:  Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics | Target

Shannon Powell: Partner, Audit | KPMG

Jason Stamm: 
Central Region President, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management | U.S. Bank

Council Members

Pauline Pieper Allison: Global Business Director | 3M
Elizabeth Brama: Shareholder | Briggs and Morgan
Gwen Cooney: Vice President, Senior Operations and Business Manager, Legal and Risk | Nuveen
Kirstin Currie: Senior Marketing Director | Best Buy
Lisa Hake: Vice President, Marketing & Communications | Great Clips
Judith Brin Ingber: Dance Artist / Community Volunteer
Patrick Mosher:  Community Volunteer
Breia Schleuss: Partner | Faegre Baker Daniels
Derek Weatherford: Managing Director | BMO Wealth Management