Leading With Faith 2011 – Past recipients

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Note: Some past winners are retired, deceased or work today at different businesses and organizations than when they won their award.


Chuck Anderson, president-owner, Midwest Rubber Service & Supply Co., Plymouth; St. Raphael, Crystal

Bill O’Neill, president and CEO, William J Business Interiors, St. Louis Park; St. Hubert, Chanhassen

Randy Roskowiak, owner, Randy’s Sanitation, Delano; Delano Catholic Community

Brad Schraut, CEO, Audio Video Planners, Oakdale; St. Michael, Stillwater

Dr. David Uppgaard, owner, Uppgaard Dental, Minneapolis; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony

Dr. Mark Druffner, family physician, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater and Hudson Medical Center, Hudson, Wis.; St. Mary and St. Michael, Stillwater

Albert Eiden, division manager, Cenex Harvest States; St. Patrick, Inver Grove Heights

William Nelson, director of correctional services, Volunteers of America, Minneapolis; St. Mathias, Hampton

Guy Schoenecker, Chairman, CEO and chief quality officer, Business Incentives, Inc., Minneapolis; Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Michael Thielen, sales director; PreferredOne Administrative Services, Golden Valley; St. Michael, Stillwater


John Holmboe, financial accounting supervisor, RBC Dain Rauscher in Minneapolis; St. Jerome, Maplewood

Rebecca Roloff, senior vice president, American Express, Minneapolis; Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Verne Elke, computer systems administrator, Select Comfort; St. Bernard, Cologne

Gary Sauer, president, Tiller Corporation, Maple Grove; St. John the Evangelist, Little Canada

Jessie Nicholson, deputy executive director, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services; Cathedral of St. Paul

Mark Rauenhorst, president and CEO, Opus Corporation, Minneapolis; Holy Name of Jesus, Medina

Tim McGuire, editor, Star Tribune; St. Joseph, New Hope

Eugene Mach Jr., owner and operator, Bud’s Standard Service, Kilkenny; St. Canice, Kilkenny

Carol McKenna, nursing director, Regions Hospital, St. Paul; Parish nurse, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Paul

Joe Konrardy, market vice president, Metrocall, Minnetonka; Our Lady of the Lake, Mound

Ron Rygwalski, owner, Ron’s Towing and Service, Maplewood; St. Mary, St. Paul

Bill and Mary Daugherty, president and office manager, respectively, P&D Mechanical, Robbinsdale; Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale.

Roger Pocta, civil engineer, Larson Engineering, White Bear Lake; St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove


Laura Hawkins, CFO, Disciplined Growth Investors, Minneapolis; Holy Redeemer, Maplewood

Mark, John and Greg Tinucci, owner/operators, Tinucci’s Deli’s Catering and Banquets; Newport and Woodbury; St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul Park and St. Ambrose, Woodbury

Roger Vasko, vice president/owner, Vasko Disposal Solutions, St. Paul; St. Peter, North St. Paul

Jerry Wind, owner/president, Home Traditions, St. Paul; Holy Spirit, St. Paul

George Zirnhelt, president/CEO, Power Systems Research, Eagan; St. Peter, Mendota

Edward Bohrer, attorney, Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, Minneapolis; St. Luke, St. Paul

William DeSanto, Jr., building project manager, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis; Visitation, Minneapolis

Donald Regan, chairman of the board, Premier Banks, Maplewood; St. Peter, North St. Paul

Don Schoeller, finance consultant/manager, Northstar Resource Group, St. Paul and Minneapolis; St. John the Baptist, Hugo

Harry Sweere, chair and owner, Ergotron, Inc., Eagan; Our Lady of Peace, Minneapolis

Lucy Albino, business administrator, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul

Jesse Bethke-Gomez, president, CLUES, Chicano Latino Unidos En Servicio, St. Paul; Guardian Angels, Oakdale

James McInnis, principal, Cedarcrest Academy, Maple Grove; St. Charles Borromeo, Minneapolis

Rose Schaffhausen, founder/executive director, Minnesota Friends of the Orphans; St. John the Evangelist, Little Canada, and St. Rose of Lima, Roseville

Daniel Siebenaler, police chief, City of Farmington; St. John the Baptist, Vermillion


David Dinger, owner, CLT Floor Coverings, South St. Paul; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Thomas Kosel, campus president, Herzing College, Crystal; Holy Family, St Louis Park

Paul Wagner, president & CEO, Minnesota Wire & Cable, St. Paul; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Jim Waldvogel, general manager, Crown Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

J. Michael Dady, founding partner, Dady & Garner, P.A., Minneapolis; Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Deacon Richard Heineman, owner, Fabric Supply, Minneapolis; St. Bridget, Minneapolis

Corrine Kaminski, director of administration, CRESA Partners, Minneapolis; St. Olaf, Minneapolis; St. Edward, Bloomington, and Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Michael Wise, funeral director, Ellis-Wise Funeral Home, Hastings; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hastings

Theresa Carr, executive director, American Indian Neighborhood Development Corp., Minneapolis; Our Lady of Grace, Edina

John Kingrey, executive director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association, St. Paul; Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul

Cy Laurent, executive director, The Laboure Foundation; St. John Neumann, Eagan

Ed Lucas, chief operating officer, Urban Ventures, Minneapolis; St. Hubert, Chanhassen


Mark Boll, risk manager, Apogee Enterprises, Minneapolis; St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove

Rick Casper, owner/operator, Cherokee Sirloin Room, West St. Paul/Eagan and Hankerings, Blaine; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Sara Gavin, president, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Minneapolis; St. Peter, Mendota

Jim Oricchio, CEO and president, Coordinated Business Systems, Burnsville; St. Peter, Mendota

Jim Burt, owner and CEO, Reclaim Center Inc., St. Paul; Holy Spirit, St. Paul

John Hunt, treasurer, Billman – Hunt Funeral Home, Minneapolis; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony

John Jelinek, founder and president, Jelinek, Metz, McDonald, LTD and Hopkins Financial Advisors, Hopkins; St. Joseph, Hopkins

Michael Smeby, VP/commercial loan officer, University National Bank, St. Paul; St. John Vianney, South St. Paul

Thomas Dooher, president and staff representative, Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers; St. Gerard, Brooklyn Park

Thomas Green, director of special projects and employment ministry, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis; St. Olaf, Minneapolis

Pat McHale, nurse manager, North Side Life Care Center, Minneapolis; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony

Tom Simonson, assistant city manager/community development director, City of Shoreview; St. Odilia, Shoreview


John Duffy, president and owner, Duffy Development Company, Inc./Northstar Residential, LLC; St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove

Joseph Kueppers, attorney/shareholder. Kueppers, Hackel and Kueppers P.A.; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Christopher Schneeman, principal and CEO, Seven Hills Benefit Partners, Inc.; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Bruce Wolf, president, Bank of New Prague; St. Wenceslaus, New Prague

Steve Hayes, Senior vice president, director of client services, BBDO Minneapolis; Holy Name of Jesus, Medina

Tom Merrill, president, Faribault Transportation Company, Inc.; Divine Mercy, Faribault

Patrick Regan, president/owner/entrepreneur, Minnesota Coaches, Inc., Hastings Bus; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hastings

Jim Ryan, CEO, Ryan Companies US, Inc.; St. Therese of Deephaven, St. Olaf, Minneapolis, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Patrick Croke, vice president, administration, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province; St. Joseph, Rosemount

Michael McGovern, president and chairman of the board, Catholic Aid Association; St. Dominic, Northfield

Carol Oldowski, parish nurse/psychotherapist; Nativity of Mary, Bloomington

Ramona de Rosales, founder/director, Cesar Chavez Charter School; Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul


Roger Green, vice president of strategy, policy and communications, HealthEast Care System; Transfiguration, Oakdale

Daniel Lewis, president, Dalco Roofing; Epiphany, Coon Rapids

Tom Tierney, president/CEO, Tierney Brothers, Inc.; St. Olaf, Minneapolis, and St. Michael, Stillwater

Mark Chronister, office managing partner – Twin Cities office, Price Waterhouse Coopers (retired); St. Bonaventure, Bloomington, and Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Beverly Aplikowski, owner, CEO/CFO, Lakeside Homes, Inc.; St. John the Baptist, New Brighton

Thomas Bengtson, owner, CEO, NFR Communications, Minneapolis; Holy Family, St. Louis Park

Greg and Kay Wacek, president and secretary/treasurer, HOSSNPAT Construction; Holy Name of Jesus, Medina

Mary Ann Kuharski, president, Prolife Across America; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony

Jill Reilly, president, Academy of Holy Angels School; Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, and Risen Savior, Burnsville

Lisa Shaughnessy, director of advancement, Convent of the Visitation School; Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis


Bruce Koehn, general manager, Brownsworth, Inc.; Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Larry Lawinger, CEO/owner, Lawinger Consulting, LCI; St. Vincent de Paul, Osseo

Jean Delaney Nelson, SVP/CIO, Securian Financial Group, Inc.; St. Michael, Stillwater

Ted Brausen, president, Brausen Enterprises, Inc.; St. Joseph, Lino Lakes

Thomas Frazer, owner/manager, Frazer Automotive Service; St. Mary of the Lake, White Bear Lake

James Hegland, financial representative, Foster, Klima and Company, LLC; Holy Family, St. Louis Park

Deanna and Jeff Lichtscheidl, owners/managers, Forest Lake Cycle and Skate; St. Peter, Forest Lake

Steve Long, manager/master electrician, Kilian Electric Co.; St. Michael, St. Michael

Allison Boisvert, social justice minister, Pax Christi Catholic Community; Pax Christi, Eden Prairie and Kateri Tekakwitha, Minneapolis

Joe Cavanaugh, CEO, Youth Frontiers, Inc.; St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis

Anne Marie Hansen, president and founder, Gianna Homes; Cathedral of St. Paul

Joyce Renee Norals, vice president and chief human resources office; Lutheran Social Service; St. Olaf, Minneapolis

Dave and Mary Standing, outreach coordinator/resource coordinator; Prolife Across America; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony


Jim Cahill, founder and president, Marketing Roundtables, Inc.; St. Bonaventure, Bloomington

Edward and Kathy Gorman, owners/operators, Gorman’s Restaurant; Blessed Sacrament, St. Paul

Dr. Thomas Keane Jr., oral surgeon, Esthesia Oral Surgery Care; Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Paul Piazza Sr., president/owner, Minnesota Produce, Inc.; Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis

John Kelly, vice president, tax, UnitedHealth Group; St. Joseph, West St. Paul

Emery Koenig, senior vice president, Cargill; St. Joseph, Waconia

Patricia Washatka, vice president control services, Prudential Insurance; St. Michael, St. Michael

Margaret Ahles, administrative assistant, Church of St Jerome; St. Jerome, Maplewood

Marilou Eldred, president, Catholic Community Foundation; Assumption, St. Paul

Phyllis Novitskie, executive lead/associate administrator, St. Joseph Hospital/HealthEast Care System; Cathedral of St. Paul

Robert Wills, manager, Teen Center, Sharing and Caring Hands and Mary’s Place; St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park


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