Leadership Council

The Forge North Leadership Council represents diverse networks across a big ecosystem – including entrepreneurs, investors, corporate & government innovators, and community builders. This team, powered by the GREATER MSP Partnership, will look to the community to set goals & take action at scale.

This team isn’t alone. Beyond the council, the Forge North coalition is made up of hundreds of partners working together on projects, in peer groups, and across the community to advance the overall ecosystem.

Amy Langer

Salo, LLC

Anisha Murphy

Director of Community Advancement, Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF)
Founder, Just Law LLC

Ann Holder

Founder + CEO
Marani Health

Brett Brohl

Managing Director, Techstars
Managing Partner, Bread & Butter Ventures

Brett Carter

EVP, Chief Customer & Innovation Officer
Xcel Energy

Brian Gustafson

Managing Director, Investments

Damola Ogundipe

Founder + CEO
Civic Eagle

Jason Breen

Senior Director of Insights, Strategy & Innovation

Jessica Berg

Minnesota Cup

Mary Grove

Managing Partner
Bread & Butter Ventures

Matt Lewis

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
GREATER MSP Partnership

Michael Jones

Senior Executive VP and Head of Middle Market Banking – Minnesota and Colorado
Huntington Bank

Michelle (Tran) Maryns

Founder + CEO
We Sparkle

Sam Ndely

Co-founder, Graveti
Director of Employer Inclusivity, Center for Economic Inclusion