Hi, I’m the new president of the Friends of Fort Snelling and I’m excited to be in the role. Let me first thank Stephen Osman for doing such a phenomenal job as president these past two years. He’s been an incredible leader with lots of new programs and initiatives implemented during his time in office. I know you’re thinking that every new president says the same thing about the outgoing person, but seriously, he’s done a great job and I plan to tap into his expertise as we move the organization forward.
Bettye Olson and Dorothy Waltz have decided to step down from the board after many decades of service. They’re still members though and won’t be far off for consultations! (Sorry—you can’t get away that easily.) We’ve added several new members to fill out our board. Joining us are Ryan Sweere, a professional artist who has spent a lot of time painting pictures at the fort, and Susanne Wissink, a business consultant who has served on many non-profit boards.
It’s going to be an exciting year and I look forward to chatting with you on new initiatives we can implement for the organization.
-- Todd Hintz