Executive 2015 Saint Paul Police Foundation Board

The Saint Paul Police Foundation Board of Directors pools the wisdom of business and community leaders from a wide sector of the east metro area. Our board is made up of leaders in restaurant, non-profit, corporate, family-owned businesses as well as individual citizens. The board is a working board with several active committees, including Executive Team, Communications, Development, Recruiting and Finance.

Saint Paul Police Foundation Board Members and Executive Committee– Click on name to read full bios

Kathy Beck, Chair

Kathy Beck is the Manager of Corporate Security Operations and Investigations at Securian Financial Group. In addition, Kathy leads the Company’s incident management planning efforts.

Prior to joining Securian in 2006, Kathy worked for Target Corporation in the department of Assets Protection. Kathy’s background encompasses over thirty years in the security and loss prevention field in the Saint Paul and Minneapolis area.

She is a member of several security organizations, including American Society of Industrial Security and the Association of Fraud Examiners. Kathy is actively involved in Saint Paul BOMA, and has served as chairperson of the BOMA Security Steering Committee. In addition, she was involved in the Saint Paul Safe City initiative in 2007 where she developed a strong working relationship with the Saint Paul Police department.

Greg Bachman, Director

Shelley Rose, Secretary

Shelley K. Rose is the president and CEO of Login, Inc. She began her tenure with the company in 1988 as a sales representative, went on to work in customer service, technical support and company management. She was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997.

Rose earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and served on the board of directors of a number of small businesses including chairing the Small Business Development Committee for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. She remains an active volunteer with various organizations and is a member of the international association of Chiefs of Police.

Mike Zipko, Director

Mike Zipko is president of Zipko Strategy, a strategic consultancy based in Saint Paul.  Zipko Strategy provides public affairs, media relations, crisis communications, grassroots advocacy, online content management, and marketing support for businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and advocacy organizations.

Mike served as communications director for Saint Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, deputy communications director for Governor-elect Jesse Ventura’s transition office, deputy communications director for the Minnesota Republican Party during the 1998 campaign season, and deputy press secretary for Minnesota Governor Arne H. Carlson.  He has also provided media relations counsel to a number of political campaigns and elected officials. Mike has strong connections with Twin Cities media that he uses to help clients identify and work with the right media outlets and contacts.

Sheila Lambie, Director, Federation

Jeff Warner, Director

Jeff Warner is married to Linda (Klein) Warner, they have five children and nine grandchildren. He resides in the Como Park neighborhood where both his grandfather’s and  father’s families were raised. Jeff is a graduate of Saint Thomas Academy and attended UMD.  Jeff is in his 39th year of employment in his family’s business, Warners’ Stellian Co. Inc.  Interests include Golf, American History, Gardening, Antiquities and Travel.

John Bennett, Director

Todd Vandervort, Director

Binh Le, Director

Amy Roberts, Vice Chair

Joe Kasel, Director

Jeff Duffy, Director

Erica Schumacher, Director

Todd Axtell, Director

Assistant Chief Axtell has been honored to serve the citizens of Saint Paul for over 25 years. He is a resident of Saint Paul and serves on the board of directors for Visit Saint Paul and the Saint Paul YWCA. Todd has a Master’s Degree in Police Leadership, Administration and Education from the University of Saint Thomas. Assistant Chief Axtell has worked in all three Saint Paul Police Districts in addition to various specialized assignments including Vice, Narcotics, Special Investigations, FORCE and Gangs. Assistant Chief Axtell is responsible for the 465 members of the Operations Division which consists of Saint Paul’s three patrol districts and Citywide Services.

Paul Iovion, Director

Rick Vazquez, Director

Dennis J. Flaherty, Executive Director