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Nichol L. Beckstrand

President & CEO

 
(952 ) 548-2208     (email)
 
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Never underestimate the value of hard work.

The best way an employee can impress me is by having a sense of urgency to get things accomplished.

Somebody should invent "Standy Pants". Pants that have collapsible legs that pop out and allow you to sit anywhere.

Carla Bush

Vice President

 
(952) 548-2219      (email)
 
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Most people would be surprised to know that I am a complete homebody. My home is definitely my happy place.

If I'm in the car alone, I'm listening to an audiobook. I'm seriously hooked on Audible; it makes my long commute (almost) enjoyable.

The most rewarding part of my job is finding a really great speaker or educational topic that I know will truly resonate with our members.

Todd Liljenquist

Vice President of Government Affairs

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The most rewarding part of my job is working with great people. We have a fantastic, professional staff and the most dedicated members of any trade association.

My favorite way of communicating with people is in-person communication. Maybe I’m old fashioned but I prefer interacting in person over every other means of communicating.

I used to play the cello in junior high and early high school but I wouldn’t remember the first thing about playing it today.

Tom Cassidy

Publications Director

 
(952) 548-2218     (email)
 
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The song that always makes me happy is "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Never underestimate the value of art.

My favorite movie Fellini’s Satyrocin

Connie Anderson

Director of Membership

 
(952) 548-2214     (email)
 
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I can cook a mean spicy shrimp dish, The trick is meal synchronization.

When I have a chance, I like to watch The Blacklist or Imposters

When I pick where we're eating, we eat Sushi

Marty McDonough

Director of
Government Affairs

(952) 548-2217     (email)
 
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I used to be a singer in a rock band in high school, and my bandmate’s father always told us how good we sounded when we practiced in his basement. He was wrong.
 
Somebody should invent a way to apply sunscreen to a persons’ back without assistance from others.
 
A good committee is one that sticks to the agenda, and only meets when the members are given a task on the way out.

Randy Marshall

Accountant/Benefits Administrator

(952) 548-2212     (email)
 
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The perfect weekend includes tennis in the morning, lake in the afternoon.

Personal items on my desk include a jiggling Mutley!

My favorite season is winter, because it's nine months long.

John Reynolds

Assistant Director of
Government Affairs

(952) 548-2216     (email)
 
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My least favorite way of communicating with people is voicemail.

A good committee is one that starts and ends on time.

I used to play the trumpet before my 8th grade music teacher asked me to quit band class.

Mallory Ruppert

Technology Manager

 
(952) 548-2202     (email)
 
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Personal items on my desk include a 1 cm tall cactus.

My favorite season is the fall because Halloween rules.

The trick to staying on top of things is being organized and adaptable.

Stacey Caris

Meeting & Events Manager

 
(952) 548-2211     (email)
 
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The best thing about this industry is that it provides stable careers. Many CEOs of the largest companies started out as caretakers or maintenance or leasing agents; there is a life-long career path in multi-family housing with plenty of room for advancement.

My favorite books is Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Not that I'd waste company time, but a big time-waster for me is showing the entire staff cute videos of my son, Grant.

 

Tenley Burns

Education Coordinator

 
(952) 548-2215     (email)
 
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In the morning, I always stop at Starbuck's for coffee.

A big time saver for is driving everywhere as fast as I can!

I used to be (keywords) one of the best swimmers in the Midwest.

Robin Kelly

Membership
Services Assistant

(952 )548-2201     (email)
 
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The dream vacation I've yet to take is visiting London, England.

When I pick where we're eating we go to Popeye's.

The prefect weekend includes watching both of my sons playing ice hockey.