University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Advisory Board

Mission: The Goldstein Museum of Design Advisory Board enhances design education through fundraising, community advocacy, and volunteer support for the Goldstein Museum of Design.



Beth Bowman

Vice President
Merick Reed
Principal, Carbon Collaborative

Current Board Members

Thomas Kane Thomas Kane Design
Lynn Purcell Copywriter
George Mahoney Designer / Educator, SOLV / MCAD
Heather Soladay Olson Inclusive Talent Recruiter & Marketer of Creatives, Soloday Olson
Julie Steenerson Chief Operating Officer, Prank-O
Shawn Spott Vice President / Senior Manager Business Intelligence Services, RBC Wealth Management
Susan Wittine Interior Designer, McDonald Remodeling
Gene Valek Director & Brand Voice, KNOCK, Inc.
Kent Hensley Designer-Director, Hensley Creative | Retail Communications & Visual Strategies
Katherine O'Neil On Sabbatical



Interested in getting involved?
We accept applications for open seats on GMD's Advisory Board all year. To inquire about Advisory Board service, please contact Lin Nelson-Mayson, GMD Director, 612.624.3292
The GMD Advisory Board does not have a fiduciary responsibility and is not legally liable for improprieties related to GMD’s governance. GMD is part of the College of Design and governed by the UMN Board of Regents. The Regents set UMN policies and delegate responsibility to the College to oversee GMD’s operation and responsible management.
Officers each serve one two-year term. Advisory Board members each serve a three-year term that may be renewed once with approval of the Advisory Board. Meetings will be at least bimonthly at an agreed upon time and place. The Advisory Board receives no compensation other than reimbursement for direct expenses incurred for approved GMD activities.





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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

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