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

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

Vice Chair
Elizabeth Brama: Shareholder | Taft

Shannon Powell: Partner, Audit | KPMG

Council Members

Pauline Pieper Allison: Global Business Director | 3M
Karen L. Charles: Artistic & Executive Director | Threads Dance Project
Kirstin Currie: Senior Marketing Director | Best Buy
Allison Gelfman: Executive Director | JPMorgan Chase
Lisa Hake: Vice President, Marketing & Communications | Great Clips
Amelia Hardy: Senior Director, Health Business | Best Buy
Masami Kawazto: Program Director | Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Erinn Liebhard: Artistic Director | Rhythmically Speaking, Teaching Artist | The Cowles Center
Patrick Mosher:  Community Volunteer
Thomas Pack: Partner | Maslon
Irene Quarshie:  Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics | Target

Breia Schleuss: Partner | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath