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NRRI Advisory Board

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NRRI External Advisory Board Members

NRRI's Advisory Board represents a blend of stakeholders and community leaders. Their purpose is to inform, guide and advise NRRI leadership in pursuing mission-focused initiatives. 

Strategy & Advocacy Advisory Board

  • Board Chair Andrea Schokker, Professor and Head of Civil Engineering, UMD
  • Mike Mlinar, Retired Vice President, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Mark Phillips, Commissioner, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
  • Yvonne Prettner Solon, Consultant on energy policy, Former MN Lt. Governor, MN Senator
  • Nels Ojard, President, Krech Ojard
  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Insitute
  • Tom Lambrecht, Manager, Economic Development Services, Great River Energy
  • Ann Glumac, Consultant of Glumac Executive Enterprise
  • Al Rudeck, president, ALLETE Clean Energy

To contact any of NRRI's Advisory Board members, please email Jane Dzuck at or call 218-788-2607.