About Us

GroundBreak Coalition is a group of over 40 corporate, civic, and philanthropic leaders committed to moving beyond incremental change and showing that a racially equitable and carbon neutral future is possible now – first in Minneapolis-St. Paul and then across the country.

Our regional and national champions

Our coalition is growing, and we will update our champion list as it does.

 

Regional Champions

Tonya Allen
President, McKnight Foundation

Tawanna A. Black
Founder & CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion

Dorothy Bridges
Board Member, US Bank

James C. Burroughs II
Senior Vice President, Children’s Minnesota

Mayor Melvin Carter
City of St. Paul

Commissioner Toni Carter
Ramsey County

Mayor Jacob Frey
City of Minneapolis

Peter Frosch
CEO, GREATER MSP

Darrel German
Regional President, Huntington Bank

Commissioner Marion Greene
Hennepin County Board Chair

Commissioner Steve Grove
Department of Employment
and Economic Development

James Hereford
President & CEO Fairview Health Services

Commissioner Jennifer Ho
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D.
President and CEO, St. Paul & Minnesota Foundations

Kate Kelly
Executive Vice President &
Regional President, PNC Bank

B Kyle
President and CEO,
St. Paul Area Chamber

Kenneth E. LaChance
Senior Vice President/Market Executive,
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

Commissioner Chris LaTondresse
Hennepin County Board

Repa Mekha
President & CEO,
Nexus Community Partners

Ravi Norman
CEO, Norman Global Enterprises

Pilar Oppedisano
Head of Upper Midwest,
JP Morgan Private Bank

Marcus Owens
Executive Director, African American Leadership Forum

Jen Ford Reedy
President, Bush Foundation

David Reiling
Chairman & CEO, Sunrise Banks

RT Rybak
President and CEO,
Minneapolis Foundation

Kathy Tunheim
CEO & Principal, Tunheim

Jonathan Weinhagen
President and CEO,
Minneapolis Regional Chamber

National Champions

Jonathan Goldstein
Head, Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs

Chris Hilger
Chairman, President, & CEO
Securian Financial

John Palfrey
President, MacArthur Foundation

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah
President, Rockefeller Foundation

Jim Shelton
Chief Investment & Impact Officer,
Blue Meridian Partners

Steve Steinour
Chairman, President, & CEO,
Huntington Bank

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Tim Welsh
Vice Chair, US Bank

Steering Committee

GroundBreak Coalition Steering Committee members and their organizations have agreed to work collectively to close racial gaps in income and wealth through home ownership, community-led commercial development, entrepreneurship, and rental housing.

 

Steve Steinour
Huntington Bank

Jonathan Weinhagen
Minneapolis Chamber

Darrel German
Huntington Bank

Robert Butterbrodt
Wells Fargo

Peter Frosch
GreaterMSP

Steve Grove
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Jen Ford Reedy
Bush Foundation

Commissioner LaTondresse
Hennepin County

Kathy Tunheim
McKnight Foundation

Commissioner Toni Carter
Ramsey County

Mayor Frey
City of Minneapolis

Repa Mekha
Nexus Community Partners

Alene Tchourumoff
Minneapolis Federal Reserve

Amelia Hardy
Best Buy

Amy Goldman
GHR Foundation

B Kyle
St. Paul Area Chamber

 

Tim Welsh
US Bank

David Hough
Hennepin County

Rebecca Fabunmi
City of Minneapolis

Patricia L Fitzgerald
Hennepin County

Kate Kelly
PNC Bank

Tawanna Black
Center for Economic Inclusion

James Burroughs
Childrens Minnesota

Commissioner Greene
Hennepin County

David Mortenson
Mortenson Construction

RT Rybak
Minneapolis Foundation

Dorothy Bridges
US Bank

Pilar Oppedisano
JPMorgan

Jim Mulrooney
Bremer Bank

Joe Nayquonabe, Jr.
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Kenneth E. LaChance
Wells Fargo

 

Mayor Melvin Carter
City of St Paul

Dondi Edwards
Wells Fargo

Chris Hilger
Securian Financial

Kenneth Kelly
First Independence

David Reiling
Sunrise Bank

Jennifer Ho
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Nicolle Goodman
City of St Paul

Anil Hurkadli
St Paul and Minnesota Foundation

Susan Bass-Roberts
Pohlad Foundation

James Hereford
M Health Fairview

Ryan O’Connor
Ramsey County

Kari Collins
Ramsey County

Nadege Souvenir
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Ravi Norman
Norman Global Enterprises

Suzette Huovinen
Securian Financial

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