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.

Dan E. Gahlon


Retired Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

Ginny Morris

Vice Chair

Chair, Hubbard Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota

Lori Johnson

Vice Chair

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and director of global communications for Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ron Iori


Senior Vice President, Communications, Kaplan Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois

Susan J. Albright


Managing Editor, MinnPost, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kris Bunton

Associate 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

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