Election of New Officers and Directors

The Duluth Library Foundation, founded 30 years ago to enhance the library in its work of serving the community, is pleased to announce the election of two new officers and three new members on its Board of Directors.

David Moeller was elected President of the Board of Directors. David is senior regulatory counsel at Minnesota Power/ALLETE and has served as a board member for the past 5 years. David’s family are all avid library users. He has been an active library patron since obtaining his first library card during elementary school from his hometown Carnegie Library in Luverne, Minnesota.

Matt Rosendahl was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors. Matt is the Library Director of the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth and has served as a board member for the past 5 years. He co-founded the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and is a member of the Duluth Public Library Board.

Michael Altman will continue to serve as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Mike served for thirty-five years as a partner with Wipfli, LLP, where he focused on nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and income taxes. He has served as a board member for the past 8 years.

Joining directors David Moeller (President), Matt Rosendahl (Vice President), Michael Altman (Treasurer), David Sproat, M.D. (Past President), Jennifer Berges, Leah Fisher, Susan Goltz, M.D., Sherry Hall, JeRay Johnson, M.D., and Theresa O’Gara are:

Douglas Bremer
Doug is a Commercial Loan Officer at Members Cooperative Credit Union and has called Duluth home for more than two decades. He is an active member of the local community and has enjoyed serving on the boards of several local business and community organizations. Doug’s father was a career librarian, and his mother was an educator, so the library was an integral part of his upbringing.  Doug lives in Duluth with his wife, their three children, and their two Old English Sheepdogs. His interests include linguistics, poetry, and plant care. He also enjoys martial arts, mountain biking, and traveling with his family as much as possible.

 

Craig Chilcote
Craig is a licensed CPA and the managing partner for Anderson Kuiti & Asuma PLLC. Craig claims reading is something he couldn’t live without. He reads 4-6 books a month and has subscriptions to over 9 business publications. Away from work, you will find Craig relaxing at the cabin with his wife, Kerri, and daughter, Gwen along with their cat, Sugar, and golden doodle, Ruby.

 

 

Greg Fox
Greg was lucky enough to live near the beautiful West Duluth Library and went there to study and meet friends several times a week when he was in school. After graduating from Denfeld High School he attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and later did graduate work at the University of Washington. He returned to UMD in 1974 and began a 38-year career first as the assistant director of Continuing Education and Extension and later as the Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Operations. He has been active in the community and served as chair of the DECC board, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Goodwill Industries board, and he has co-chaired the United Way annual campaign and the Damiano Center facilities campaign. He has been married for more than 50 years to Sheila. They have two children and four grandchildren. Each week they are at Laura MacArthur Elementary School working on reading with first graders.

 

Carla Powers, Library Manager, serves as a Member Ex Officio. Erin Kreeger is the Executive Director of the Foundation.

The Foundation regretfully acknowledges the departure of board members Amy Kuronen and Gerri Williams.

Good News Winter 2021

 

Duluth Library Foundation Hires New Executive Director

The Duluth Library Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of its new executive director, Erin Kreeger. Kreeger joined the Foundation on Sep. 1, 2021, after Patra Sevastiades retired in May 2021. Sevastiades served as the Foundation’s first executive director for over a decade.

Erin brings fundraising, non-profit management, and public policy experience to the Foundation. After living and working in Washington, D.C. for nearly a decade, Erin chose Minnesota as her forever home and moved to Duluth in the winter of 2017. Erin began her career in public policy, specifically working on criminal justice reform at the federal and state level. Erin most recently worked at The College of St. Scholastica, managing their annual giving program. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s in Public Administration from George Mason University.

“I want to thank the Foundation Board of Directors for their leadership and support,” said Erin Kreeger. “The Duluth Public Library is a unique service and space for our community. I am excited to support the Library’s important work of promoting a love of reading, increasing educational access and opportunities, and providing a creative and welcoming environment for all. I look forward to connecting with our community in the coming months and invite everyone to join us at our 10th annual Learning and Libations Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021.”

Board President, Amy Kuronen, expressed her enthusiasm. “We are very excited to welcome Erin to our team! She brings both her belief in the important work of libraries and its access to all in our community and her professional experience in development to this position. We feel Erin will be instrumental in ensuring a bright future for the Duluth Library Foundation.”