Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning May 28, 2024 12:15 PM
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning
Club Assembly and Taste & Tour Planning

Not a meeting to be missed! The Golden Valley Rotary Club members will have a discussion on membership, leadership opportunities, grants, and future projects, etc. You'll definitely want to attend this Rotary meeting to contribute to the important Club conversations. We'll also be discussing our upcoming Taste & Tour of Golden Valley event, scheduled for Thursday, July 25. To put on a successful event, we will need all hands on deck with the planning. There are many opportunities to make a difference in this project! Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Emily Wallace-Jackson, Executive Director Jun 04, 2024 12:15 PM
Hopkins Education Foundation
Hopkins Education Foundation

Emily Wallace-Jackson is the Executive Director of the Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF), a nonprofit that kickstarts learning opportunities for students in the Hopkins Public Schools. She served on the HEF Board of Directors from 2014 through 2019, and was president of the board during that time. She also worked as the Executive Director of the Seven Dreams Education Foundation that supported Robbinsdale Area Schools. Emily and her husband raised their three children in Hopkins Schools. She has been a passionate advocate for Hopkins schools and public education, serving as a member and co-chair of the Hopkins Legislative Action Coalition. Emily has also served as a commissioner on three City of Hopkins commissions: Human Rights Commission, Charter Commission, and Zoning & Planning Commission. Earlier in her career, Emily worked as an attorney and also volunteered as a pro bono attorney for clients at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. https://www.hopkinseducationfoundation.org/

Trey Gladney, PRIME Chair Jun 11, 2024 12:15 PM
PRIME and Its Work in Golden Valley
PRIME and Its Work in Golden Valley

Trey Gladney, originally from Houston, takes pride in his deep integration into Minnesota over the past two decades. Alongside his wife and three children, he has embraced the State of Hockey as his own, immersing himself in its culture, communities, and yes, even its cold.

With degrees from the University of Minnesota and Hamline School of Business, Trey's academic journey paved the way for a successful career in management consulting. For the last 15 years, he's been a leader in simplifying healthcare systems. His expertise in process improvement, technology implementation, and change management led him to work with many of the top consulting firms.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Trey is dedicated to civic engagement. He chairs the PEACE commission in Golden Valley, focusing on police employment, accountability, and community engagement. Additionally, he leads PRIME, striving for racial equity and inclusion in Golden Valley.

Despite his busy schedule, Trey finds solace in movement. Whether cycling through Theodore Park or strolling along Golden Valley Road, he's always exploring and connecting with his surroundings.

In all aspects of his life, Trey is driven by a relentless pursuit of progress and a passion for positive change, aiming to create a more inclusive and equitable world for everyone.

Jeff Molby Jun 18, 2024 12:15 PM
ChemoRiders: A Rotary Journey of Hope
ChemoRiders: A Rotary Journey of Hope

Jeff Molby is from Caro, Michigan. After becoming treasurer of his son's boy scout troop, Jeff went to visit the troop’s sponsor: the Rotary Club of Caro, Michigan. He was blown away by the warm welcome and the values embodied in the Four-Way Test, so a couple weeks later he had his red badge. Around the same time, Jeff attended his first Relay For Life. He loved the way they fight the global scourge of cancer in a profoundly local way. He started small and eventually took on an outsized role to help restart things after Covid. He recently turned his attention to the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program. They too needed a post-pandemic boost, so Jeff combined his love of traveling and cycling to his fight against cancer, setting off on a multi-year bike tour around the country in order to raise money and recruit drivers to get patients to their lifesaving treatments. https://chemoriders.org/Rotary/

Cozy Wittman, Education and Partnerships Leader Aug 20, 2024 12:15 PM
College Inside Track
College Inside Track

As Education and Partnerships leader at College Inside Track, Cozy Wittman speaks nationally about college search, educating families, and training financial advisors. College search has become increasingly complex, the nuances hard to understand; Cozy is passionate about dispelling myths that cost families money! She’s been featured in The Journal of Financial Planning on the subject of college planning.

Cozy is excited to connect with organizations and families interested in learning more about the complex college search process. She is a mom of 5 kids with very different goals for college so she is no stranger to the challenges around college search.

Mary Maus Kosir, Executive Director Sep 17, 2024 12:15 PM
Concordia Language Villages
Concordia Language Villages

Mary Maus Kosir is the Executive Director of Concordia Language Villages, a flagship program of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since assuming this role in October 2020, she has spearheaded all facets of the Language Villages, including enrollment management, building the organization back post-pandemic, fostering donor relationships, and engaging with a vibrant international community.

With a diverse background spanning education administration, international program development, and entrepreneurship, Mary brings a wealth of experience to her leadership. Prior to her tenure at Concordia Language Villages, she excelled as entrepreneurial executive at Log House Foods and founded and led WholeMe, LLC. Her remarkable journey also includes over two decades at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, where she served in pivotal roles such as director of international programs and assistant dean of the undergraduate program.

Hailing from Bemidji, Minnesota, the very locale of Concordia Language Villages' residential site, Mary's deep-rooted connection to the community fuels her passion for language and cultural learning. Her unique blend of higher education expertise and strong business acumen continues to drive the Language Villages forward as the foremost destination for immersive language experiences in the United States.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and German from the College of Saint Benedict, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Her academic achievements include being awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship in Austria and a Bosch Fellowship in Germany.

Mary resides in St. Paul with her husband, Michael, and golden doodle, Bennie. She has two children, Margaret (resides in NYC) and Max, a graduating senior at St. John’s University. In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, and gardening.