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Connie Shaver

Connie Humphrey Shaver is a marketing communications professional with years of experience in the Twin Cities' sports, arts and entertainment industry. Prior to launching her marketing communications firm in 2009, she was the Director of Marketing at the Ordway and prior to that she was the Marketing and PR Manager for the Met Center/Minnesota North Stars. She served as president of the Board of Directors for the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and the Board of Governors for the American Advertising Federation. She grew up on a farm just north of Hadley and graduated from Slayton High School. She attended Southwest Minnesota State University and then the University of Minnesota. She has been a Lake Shetek property owner since 2001.

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Lynn Johnson


Lynn A. Johnson earned a B.S. in Business Administration from SMSU.  She later attended William Mitchell College of Law earning her Juris Doctor in 1996.  Since that time, she has owned and operated Lynn A. Johnson Law Office, LLC, in Slayton, Minnesota.  During her time in the community, she has actively participated on the Chamber Board, Hospice Board, DAC Board, MCMC Hospital Board.  She has served as President for the 13th District Bar Association and currently, has been appointed by the Governor on the Minnesota Judicial Selection Committee.  She is a member of the MN State Bar Association and practices in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, real estate and family law.


Leeny MaloneBeach

Vice President

Eileen  (Leeny) E. MaloneBeach graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Currie, and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bemidji State University. She taught nursery school, Head Start, and kindergarten before earning her MS and PhD in human development and family studies from Penn State University. She subsequently taught adult development and aging at the University of Alabama and Central  Michigan University. Her research and teaching interests have been focused in family caregiving for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease, rural service delivery, ageism and intergenerational relations. Dr. MaloneBeach retired from academe in 2018, started a business designing and sewing garments for persons living with disabilities, as well as continuing academic publishing and grant writing. 


Molly Malone


After finishing high school at Murray County Cental, Molly Malone went on to study International Relations and Spanish at Minnesota State University-Mankato which led her to live and work in four Latin American countries and Europe over the next 15 years. She graduated with an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, doing one third of her studies at INCAE, Costa Rica where she focused on sustainability in business. She has worked primarily in non-profits as a teacher, trainer and director. Currently, she works out of her home near Currie, MN, for the Center for Rural Affairs on political policy in rural communities.

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