Advisory Board

Lee Pfannmuller, Chair

MN Department of Natural Resources, retired


Peter Leppik, Vice-Chair
President and CEO, Vocal Laboratories Inc.


Steve Sigmond, Vice-Chair

Founder, Carrot Health

Daniela Bell
Independent Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional

Tom Burk
Corporate Development, University of Minnesota Foundation, retired

Diane Hughes
Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, Starkey Hearing Technologies

James Johnson
Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy

Parke Kunkle
Faculty, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, retired

Manley Olson
Dean of Liberal Arts, Normandale Community College, retired

Hart Rosenblatt
Attorney, Ross Rosenblatt, Ltd.

John Satumba
Director, US OILS R&D Food Ingredients, Cargill

George Yoshida
Business Development Manager, 3M Building and Commercial Services

The Role of the Advisory Board

...as a community builder

The Board helps the Bell Museum of Natural History to build successful partnerships, social capital and support for collaborations with a variety of constituencies, including legislators, potential donors, the business community, community organizations, the media and diverse communities of the University of Minnesota.

...as a resource

The Board provides expert advice, consultation, feedback and critique, idea generation, financial support and other investments in support of the museum's mission.

...as a center of influence

The Board serves as an active advocate, with both internal and external constituent groups, in assisting the museum in achieving strategic priorities and promoting its local, national and international prominence.