Board of Directors

The policies of WPI are set by its Board of Directors. Click on the names in blue below to read a short bio of that board member.

  • Chair, Dan E. Gahlon, Retired Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Vice Chair, Ginny Morris, Chair, Hubbard Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Vice Chair, Lori Johnson, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and director of global communications for Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Treasurer, Ron Iori, Senior Vice President, Communications, Kaplan Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois

  • Secretary, Susan J. Albright, Managing Editor, MinnPost, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Kris Bunton, Associat Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Claude Erbsen, former VP and Director of World Services, The Associated Press, Scarsdale, New York

  • James Fallows is a longtime writer for The Atlantic, and chair in U.S. media at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in Australia

  • Jim Farley, Vice President of News and Programming at WTOP Radio, an all-news station in Washington, D.C.

  • Dr. Jerry K. Fisher, retired Professor of Communication Studies and History, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Nina Fudala, Media and Public Relations Consultant Syndey, Australia

  • John Hoeschler, Attorney, John G. Hoeschler, P.A., Eagan, Minnesota

  • Denise Johnson, Editorial Board Member, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Conrad Kiechel, Former Editorial Director, International Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, New York

  • Rob Litt, Public Affairs Manager at the Mosaic Company, Plymouth, Minnesota

  • Bruno Lopez, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Univision Online, Miami, Florida

  • Howard Morgan, Partner and Senior Managing Director, Argand Partners, New York, New York

  • Kip Morgan, Director, Media and Brand Analytics, Prudential Financial, Newark, New Jersey

  • Tim McNulty, Co-director, National Security Journalism Initiative, Medill School of Journalism, Chicago, Illinois

  • Kaius Niemi, editor-in-chief for the leading Finnish evening newspaper, Ilta-Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland

  • Eric Nilsson, Attorney and Partner, Nilsson Midness, P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • John Schidlovsky, Director, International Reporting Project, Washington, D.C.

  • Wendy Tai, Director, Global Communications, General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota