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Board of directors

Members of our board of directors are values-driven business and community leaders who provide oversight of the policies and practices by which our company is managed. They challenge us to be our best.


Meet our leadership team, which guides us in helping our customers build secure tomorrows.

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Mary Brainerd bio photo

Mary K. Brainerd

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer 

Bloomington, Minnesota

Committees: Audit (Chair); Investment; Executive 

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Jay D. Debertin

President and Chief Executive Officer 

CHS Inc. 
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Committees: Human Resources and Compensation; Investment; Non-Overlapping Directors

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Benjamin G. S. Fowke, III

Interim CEO and President 

American Electric Power
Columbus, Ohio

Committees: Human Resources and Compensation (Chair); Audit; Executive

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Sara H. Gavin

Retired Chief Client Officer

Weber Shandwick 
New York, New York

Committees: Nominating and Governance (Chair); Human Resources and Compensation; Executive

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Eric B. Goodman

Retired Chief Investment Officer 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Committees: Audit; Investment

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Christopher M. Hilger

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 

Securian Financial Group, Inc. 
St. Paul, Minnesota

Committees: Nominating and Governance; Investment; Executive

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Darryl R. Jackson

Vice President, Financial Services and Fixed Operations

Hendrick Automotive Group
Charlotte, North Carolina

Committees: Audit; Nominating and Governance; Non-Overlapping Directors

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Trudy A. Rautio

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Committees: Investment (Chair); Audit; Executive

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Elizabeth A. Simermeyer

Retired Executive Vice President and President of Global Healthcare, Life Sciences and Hand Care

St. Paul, Minnesota

Committees: Audit; Nominating and Governance; Non-Overlapping Directors

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Katia O. Walsh

Chief Digital Officer

Harvard Business School
Boston, Massachusetts

Committees: Nominating and Governance; Investment

DOFU 12-2023