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Meet Our Leaders

The Executive Team

Affectionately known as the “first five,” these five women are the reason The 25 came to be. What started with a discussion on the future of women in philanthropy blossomed into an opportunity to pour into the next generation of leaders. Executive committee members are committed to supporting the program financially and have served as mentors, speakers, field trip hosts, and much more. The Executive Committee meets regularly to help refine the program's direction and ensure the program is sustainable. 

Andrea Schilling

Verde Partners 

Sr. Managing Director

Becca Hoeft

CEO & Founder of Morris Hoeft Group

Jeanne Osgood

Bethel University

Chief of Staff

Kristi Piehl

Media Minefield

Founder & CEO

Sarah Darr

US Bank

Sr. Vice President

The Staff Team

These leaders oversee the daily operations of The 25, are responsible for crafting and implementing programs for each cohort, collaborate with leaders throughout the Bethel community, and create leadership development initiatives. They cultivate relationships with industry leaders in the Twin Cities and beyond, enriching the experience for cohort members.

They would love to connect with you if you would like to learn more about The 25!

Jo Saxton

Executive Director


Alex Lewandowski

Program Coordinator