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Meet our Board Chair

Mark Ryan
Carl Bolander & Sons Construction

Mark Ryan is currently the co-owner and president of Carl Bolander & Sons Co., a highway heavy contractor from St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in earthwork, demolition, underground utilities, earth retention and piling.

Carl Bolander & Sons was founded in 1924 and run by the Bolander family until Mark Ryan and Richard O'Gara purchased the company in 2005.

Mark graduated from college in 1980 and went to work with his brother at M.J. Ryan Construction as a field superintendant. He eventually left M.J. Ryan and worked his way up the ranks to become president of two different companies—first F.M. Frattalone Excavating and Grading and then Ulland Brothers, Inc.—before moving on to Carl Bolander & Sons.


2018 Board of Directors


Mark Ryan, Chair
Carl Bolander & Sons Construction

Tom Evers, Treasurer
Executive Director
Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Mariah Owens, Secretary
MCO Communications


Melanie Adams
Sr. Director, Guest Experience
Minnesota Historical Society

Ben Aeilts
Regional Manager
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Rev. John L. Bowen, Sr.
Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church

Winnie Brown
Sr. Systems Consultant
Wells Fargo Services Company

Barry Davies
Business Manager
Iron Workers Local #512

Tom Evers
Executive Director
Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Paris Ford
Associate Director
Sojourner Truth Academy

Sharifa Garcia
Director, Customer Experience
Comcast - Twin Cities Region

Tim Giles
Retired City Director, Human Resources and
Human Resources Specialist

Joseph Tisinger
Sr. Financial Analyst/Global Operations

Richard White
Director, Operational Risk Management
Ameriprise Financial

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