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The Speakers Forum is made possible by the following Corporate Sponsors:

American Heritage National BankApollo InsuranceContinentalStinson Leonard StreetMarcoSchlenner Wenner & Co


A luncheon for business owners, executives and mangers interested in networking, team building, learning and inspiration

Speakers Forum
Table Sponsors



Central Minnesota Community Foundation





Falcon National Bank


Granite Equity Partners

Gray Plant Mooty

Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation


Mahowald Insurance Agency


North Central Bus & Equipment

Plaza Park Bank

Preferred Credit, Inc.

RBC Wealth Management

Royal Tire

Spee-Dee Delivery


Speakers Forum

The Speakers Forum has become one of the premier networking and leadership development events for business professionals in Central and Greater Minnesota.
Program Objectives
  • Creating a consistent, quality networking opportunity for Greater Minnesota business managers and executives
  • Offering a luncheon designed for growth and education through the stories and experiences of successful, knowledgeable leaders.


For tickets to
upcoming events,
contact Sydney at
or 320.251.5420.



Susan Marvin
Susan Marvin
President, Marvin Windows and Doors
May 11, 2016 – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
River's Edge Conference Center – St. Cloud, Minn.


As President of Marvin Windows and Doors, Susan Marvin oversees the window and door business of The Marvin Companies including the Marvin, Integrity and Infinity brands. Susan is a member of the third generation of family leading the company. In total, there are 14 third and fourth generation Marvin family members operating the company today. Prior to joining the family business in 1981, she worked for American Hoist and Derrick Company.

Susan serves on The Marvin Companies Board of Directors as well as M. A. Mortenson Company, the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

She has been an active member of various industry associations including the Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the National Council of the Housing Industry. Susan was a member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and in 1995 served as Chair of the Board.

For generously sharing her leadership talents with state and national organizations and for providing exemplary service to the people of Minnesota, Susan received the Bemidji State University 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan Award. In 1995, Governor Arne Carlson honored Susan for her contributions to Minnesota business. 

Susan is a 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota where she earned an undergraduate degree in Journalism. A native of Warroad, Minnesota, Susan now lives in both Warroad and Minneapolis with her husband, Keith Schwartzwald.

More information on our Fall Speakers Forum event coming soon.

Previous Speakers

  • Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, College of St. Benedict
  • Dan Moshe, TechGuru
  • Joel Swanson, Risdall Public Relations
  • Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota Army National Guard
  • Rose McKinney, PineappleRM
  • Dennis Stauffer, Innovator Mindset
  • Brad Rixmann, Pawn America
  • Jeff Gau, Marco
  • Mark Krebsbach, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Diana Lawson, Herberger Business School, SCSU
  • Brian Schoenborn, Leonard Street & Deinard
  • Chuck Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mill Company, Fairview Health System and International Diary Queen
  • Jim Lukaszewski, author, crisis communications expert and founder of the Lukaszewski Group
  • Bill Popp, POPP Communications and Minnesota Military Family Foundation
  • Dave Mona, Weber Shandwick and WCCO Radio
  • Steve Rothschild, Twin Cities RISE!
  • Lloyd Sigel, Founder of Lloyd's Barbeque Sauce
  • Al Horner, CEO of Aaron Carlson Corporation
  • Dr. Dileep Rao, Professor, entrepreneur, author
  • Paul Douglas, Meteorologist, author, and software company founder
  • Gary Stern, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Dick Enrico, CEO of 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman of Carlson Companies
  • Chris Heim, CEO of 2ndWave Software and Amcom Software
  • Larry Wilson, founder of  Wilson Learning Corporation and Pecos River Learning
  • Erik Saltvold, owner of Erik's Bike Shop
  • Tony Jacobson, founder and CEO of AllOver Media
  • Jill Blashack Strahan, owner of Tastefully Simple
  • Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder of CNS, Inc., maker of Breathe Right nasal strip and FiberChoice chewables
  • Robert Naegele, Jr., best known for establishing Rollerblade, Inc., and Chairman of the Minnesota Wild

(See more detailed bios on these speakers.)

For corporate sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please contact Sydney Andringa, at sydney@anderson-center.org or 320.251.5420.

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