Mary joined the board in 2012. She currently serves as VP of Programs, overseeing the grant application process. Mary also serves as our volunteer coordinator and manager of The Closet. Mary is a retired Spanish teacher who worked in the district for 38 years.
Andrea Loppnow - Secretary
Andrea joined the board in 2014 and currently serves as Secretary. Andrea has over 25 years of experience in marketing. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Vadnais Heights and have two children in the district. Andrea co-chairs our BEAR Legacy event fundraiser.
Connie Menne - Board President
Connie joined the board in 2010 and currently serves as Board President. As an Executive Director for REM Minnesota, Connie oversees services to over 1000 individuals with disabilities in the state of Minnesota. With over 30 years of experience in the field Connie has also taken leadership roles in the state trade provider association as well as served as a provider representative on several Department of Human Services Task Force Initiatives. Connie and her husband Mike Weigel, reside in Vadnais Heights. They have two grown children that are WBLAS graduates.
Bob Morse - VP Development
Bob joined the board in 2013 and currently serves as VP of Development. Bob is VP Senior Community Banker at MidCountry Bank in White Bear Lake and is involved with many community organizations. Bob resides in Vadnais Heights with his wife and two children, both of which are recent graduates of WBLAS. He is passionate about the quality of education here at home for our students and for expanding educational opportunities for our teachers to bring into the classroom. He gets the most satisfaction on expanding educational opportunities in our District and making a difference.
Chris Suedbeck - Treasurer
Chris joined the board in 2017 and currently serves as Treasurer. As a retired investment professional, Chris enjoys volunteering his time on multiple investment and pension boards. He resides in Vadnais Heights with his wife Jennie. Their two children are proud graduates of White Bear Lake Area High School.
Deb Stender - VP Marketing
Deb joined the board in 2016 and currently serves as VP of Marketing. Deb is a professional event planner and marketer and is the business owner of Debz Shirtz and Debz Eventz. She is also a Global Accounts Manager with HelmsBriscoe and is actively involved in the WBL community, serving as Event Director of White Bear Lake Marketfest and Township Day. Deb resides in White Bear Lake with her husband and has a daughter in the district.