MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2019 — The Economic Club of Minnesota today announced that it has appointed Kate Reschenberg as Executive Director. She succeeds founding Executive Director Kristin Robbins, who resigned in December 2018 following her election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Co-founded by former Congressmen Mark Kennedy, Tim Penny and Bill Frenzel, the Economic Club of Minnesota celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. It is a leading venue for major speeches on business, finance and public policy, and provides a top-tier audience for national and international leaders to meet and exchange ideas.
Reschenberg has considerable sales, marketing and event planning experience. She was most recently the sole proprietor at MKHR Solutions, a Plymouth-based consultancy where she provided business development and growth solutions to business clients.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kate to the Economic Club of Minnesota and look forward to her years of experience working for companies across a number of industries,” said Mark Kennedy, Chairman of the Economic Club.
“We also want to thank Kristin for her years of service building the Economic Club,” noted Tim Penny, co-founder of the Club. “We wish her all the best in her new endeavors and look forward to working with Kate as the Club enters its second decade.”
Over her 30-year career, Reschenberg has held positions in a variety of industries including state government, technology and management consulting.
“I’m thrilled to be joining this growing and dynamic organization,” said Reschenberg. “The Economic Club has become a recognized forum for national and international leaders to share their insights, and I look forward to working with the board, members and sponsors to build on the success of the first ten years.”
Reschenberg took the reins on January 21. The Economic Club’s next event will be held Tuesday, February 19, featuring Steve Nelson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare.