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Honorary Super Bowl Host Committee Chairs
Governor Mark Dayton

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Governor Mark Dayton
Zygi Wilf

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Zygi Wilf
Mark Wilf

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Honorary Chair

Mark Wilf
Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Board
Richard Davis

Chairman and CEO, U.S. Bank
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Chairman and CEO, U.S. Bank
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Richard Davis
Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Former Chair and CEO, Carlson Companies
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Former Chair and CEO, Carlson Companies
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Doug Baker, Jr.

Chairman and CEO, Ecolab
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Chairman and CEO, Ecolab
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Chair

Doug Baker, Jr.
Lester Bagley

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Lester Bagley
Michael Langley

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Michael Langley
Maureen Bausch

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Executive Board Member

Maureen Bausch
Dave Haselman

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Board Member

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Board Member

Dave Haselman
Super Bowl Host Committee
Maureen Bausch

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Maureen Bausch

Maureen has more than 25 years of experience creating and building brand awareness working as an executive for the Mall of America, Minnesota’s biggest tourism destination, and holds unmatched skills in marketing Minnesota to the world. Prior to joining the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee as Chief Executive Officer, Maureen had been with Mall of America since 1990, starting in public relations and moving up to Executive Vice President of Business Development.

She was instrumental in building the mall into a national retail destination over the past 25 years. She has extensive experience in creating and building brand awareness, managing large-scale events, marketing, and sales, media relations and guest services earning her a spot on Advertising Age’s Top 100 Marketers list.

favorite super bowl moment

Prince’s Half-Time Show

Dave Haselman

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Dave Haselman

Dave has successfully held executive positions with Triple 5 Worldwide, NBC Universal, Mall of America and Delta Airlines. In his current role as COO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, he is responsible for overseeing all logistics, transportation and planning initiatives that come along with hosting the game.

He is well-known as one of the best in the field, handling everything from strategic planning, security, facility management, environmentally progressive design and programming, finance, government and corporate, partnerships, human resources and entertainment operations. Most importantly, people seem to always enjoy working with Dave regardless of their business or background.

Most recently, Dave held an executive position on the Senior Management team at Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. Engineering, where he led professional engineers and facility managers that perform commissioning on commercial and industrial facilities.

favorite super bowl moment

At the end of Super Bowl XXIII when Joe Montana hit John Taylor with a 10-yard TD pass with 39 seconds left to lift San Francisco to a 20-16 victory over Cincinnati. That dramatic pass capped a remarkable 87-yard drive in 2:36.

Wendy Blackshaw

Senior Vice President,
Marketing and Sales

Senior Vice President,
Marketing and Sales

Wendy Blackshaw

Wendy is a dynamic leader with 20+ years experience in Marketing and Sales for numerous high profile brands. Wendy was the SVP of Marketing and Company Officer at Sun Country Airlines where she created and built the “Hometown Airline” brand and was responsible for all sales, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, events and business development, Wendy also started Sun Country Vacations during her tenure.

She has held similar marketing, sales/partnership positions with Mall of America, University of MN, MN North Stars (NHL Hockey prior to the Wild), Rollerblade, KDWB, and KSTP-TV. She has been an active participant in the Twin Cities community where she has served on numerous boards including University of Minnesota Alumni Association, The Emily Program Foundation, and Alive + Kickin’. She is an award-winning marketer, named to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, earning numerous retail, advertising and marketing awards.

favorite super bowl moment

Desmond Howard’s 99 yard kick off return in Super Bowl 32

Keith Ross

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Keith Ross

Keith is a seasoned Legal Executive with extensive experience as counsel and business partner to a number of large international enterprises. Currently, he serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. He has held executive positions at Honeywell, Orbital ATK, and Reliastar Financial Corp, with specialties in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law.

As a Senior Vice President at ATK, Keith directed all domestic and international legal activities for the Fortune 500 Company, working directly with the CEO & Board of Directors, and overseeing a team of 20 lawyers. Keith is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating Magna cum Laude.

favorite super bowl moment

At the end of Super Bowl XXIII when he hit John Taylor with a 10-yard TD pass with 39 seconds left to lift San Francisco to a 20-16 victory over Cincinnati. That dramatic pass capped a remarkable 87-yard drive in 2:36.

Andrea Mokros

Vice President, Communications & Events

Vice President, Communications & Events

Andrea Mokros

Andrea Mokros has spent a career in communications and event production at the local, state, and national level. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Communications for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, helping prepare to host one of the world’s pre-eminent sporting events in the Bold North.

Previously, she served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Planning, overseeing the First Lady's scheduling and advance operation, as well as executing events across the United States and around the world, planning hundreds of trips covering more than a dozen countries, coordinating logistics and creating memorable images. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, managing his communications and constituent outreach efforts.

She has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Amy Klobuchar, and as principal in her own communications and event consultancy, Mokros Strategies LLC. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

favorite super bowl moment

The Super Bowl Shuffle with the Chicago Bears.

Dana Nelson

Vice President, Legacy and
Community Partnerships

Vice President, Legacy and
Community Partnerships

Dana Nelson

Dana is an entrepreneurial leader who champions community partnerships and loves all things Minnesota. As Vice President of Legacy and Community Partnerships for the Super Bowl Host Committee, Dana oversees the charitable strategy for Super Bowl LII.

Previous to joining the Super Bowl Host committee, Dana was the founding executive director of GiveMN. As its “Cheerleader-In-Chief," she led the launch of Give to the Max Day in 2009, which rallied Minnesotans around causes they care about and raised $14 million for Minnesota nonprofits and schools in one day. Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day continues to be one the largest online giving events in the world. Previous to GiveMN, Dana oversaw global workforce engagement of over 350,000 team members at Target and also had productive stints at Minneapolis Public Schools and Sun Country Airlines.

favorite super bowl moment

Whitney Houston’s National Anthem performance before Super Bowl XXV in Tampa.

Kyle Chank

Vice President, Operations & Logistics

Vice President, Operations & Logistics

Kyle Chank

Kyle Chank serves as Vice President of Operations and Logistics for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

He joins the team as an experienced sports industry professional with event management experience in NFL, MLB and NCAA large scale events. For the Host Committee he leads all operational elements relating to Super Bowl LII in February, 2018. Most recently he resided in Houston, TX working for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as the Senior Director of Operations and Logistics. Super Bowl LII will be Kyle’s 4th Super Bowl, but first in the Bold North. Born and raised in Palm Springs, California, he holds his B.A from Arizona State University and received his Master’s from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

favorite super bowl moment

I was raised a Buffalo Bills fan and it’s been an uphill battle from here. Super Bowl XXV, Scott Norwood misses wide right.

Alex Tittle

Vice President, Business Connect and
Corporate Affairs

Vice President, Business Connect and
Corporate Affairs

Alex Tittle

Alex Tittle serves as Vice President of Business Connect and Corporate Affairs for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

Prior to this role, Tittle was hired as the Equity Director for the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority in July 2013. He is directly responsible for the implementation of the equity program. This program’s purpose is to ensure that the equity plan is facilitated appropriately. The program outlines compliance measures regarding workforce and small & disadvantaged businesses on the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium project "People's Stadium."

favorite super bowl moment

Super Bowl XXII- Doug Williams’ comeback after trading the Denver Broncos 10-1; winning 42-10 (Washington) and being named MVP.

Britt Carlson

Senior Director, Partnerships

Senior Director, Partnerships

Britt Carlson

Britt works directly with the Host Committee's partners and sponsors who are key to making Minnesota's Super Bowl festivities possible. Prior to joining the Host Committee, Carlson was with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, where she served in several business development roles, most recently as Director of Hospitality and Premium Activation.

During her tenure, she oversaw the Executive Suites, Treasure Island Terrace, Lexus Courtside Club, launched the Timberwolves Hardwood Club membership program, managed the season ticket base, and most recently focused on the renovation of Target Center's suite and club venues and creating a business model for The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square. Previously, Carlson served more than 8 years with the Minnesota Vikings, including as Manager of Suite Sales and Service. Carlson is a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

favorite super bowl moment

Whitney Houston’s National Anthem performance before Super Bowl XXV in Tampa.

Adrienne Jordan

Director, Project Management

Director, Project Management

Adrienne Jordan

Adrienne Jordan is the Director of Project Management for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is responsible for the project management office and also helps the Committee's marketing and legacy efforts bring their visions to life and connect with the community. Prior to joining the Host Committee, Jordan served in several roles at the Minneapolis Public School district, including as Chief of Staff to the Superintendent for five years.

Prior to joining the school district, Jordan spent more than twelve years with General Mills, including with their Foundation and Community Action team. Jordan is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she was a member of the NCAA Final Four women's basketball team.

favorite super bowl moment

The Super Bowl Shuffle with the Chicago Bears.

Jennifer Lauerman

Senior Director of Partnership Marketing

Senior Director of Partnership Marketing

Jennifer Lauerman

Jennifer is a seasoned marketing pro with over 20 years of experience marketing some of Minnesota’s largest attractions and events. Jennifer worked in a leadership role at Mall of America for over 11 years, most recently as VP of Marketing where she oversaw marketing and advertising for both MOA and Nickelodeon Universe. In this position, she was responsible for consistently generating new, innovative ideas for integrated marketing campaigns in order to generate traffic and sales & increase MOA’s visibility. In addition to Mall of America, Jennifer has run marketing and events for the National Kidney Foundation, Canterbury Park, Como Zoo and Conservatory and City Pages.

In her role with the Host Committee, Jennifer works with sponsors and partners to assist with their Super Bowl activations – from concepting to execution - helping to ensure smooth and successful partnerships.

Tierney Rogers

Marketing and Partnerships Coordinator

Marketing and Partnerships Coordinator

Tierney Rogers

Tierney is the Marketing and Partnerships Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is a liaison to MNSBHC sponsors and partners, supports digital marketing and works to execute partner events. Tierney received her bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Spanish from the University of Iowa.

favorite super bowl moment

Beyonce/Coldplay Half-Time Show Super Bowl 50.

Laney Austin

Digital Media Coordinator

Digital Media Coordinator

Laney Austin

Laney Austin works on digital marketing and media for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she leads social and digital strategy across all major platforms, as well as oversees execution of campaigns, content creation, and planning. Laney has over 5 years of communications and digital media experience, having worked at PR, marketing and publishing companies.

Laney was born out east, but considers herself from and of Minneapolis. She loves the Wild, Vikings & Timberwolves and has a dream of seeing one of them win a championship in her lifetime.

favorite super bowl moment

When the lights went out during Super Bowl XLVII and the hilarious social media storm that resulted from it.

Ariel Astrachan Toback

Partnership Activation Manager

Partnership Activation Manager

Ariel Astrachan Toback

Ariel Astrachan Toback is the Partnership Activation Manager for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. She works with the sponsorship, marketing, events and hospitality teams to execute sponsor, partner and supplier agreements. Ariel has worked for companies such as the Food Network, NBCUniversal and the Walt Disney Company, where she recently assisted in opening the new Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. Ariel hails from New York City and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

favorite super bowl moment

The Helmet Catch: Eli Manning escaping tackles, getting the ball to David Tyree who caught it on his helmet in the last 2 minutes of the game - Giants went on to beat the Patriots!

Kate Brady

Partnerships Coordinator

Partnerships Coordinator

Kate Brady

Kate is the Partnership Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is a liaison to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee partners, plans Host Committee events, and assists with fundraising and marketing efforts. Kate received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

favorite super bowl moment

Queen B at Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

Kelsey Blaha

Events Coordinator

Events Coordinator

Kelsey Blaha

Kelsey is the Events Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is responsible for managing all of the logistics and people for Host Committee Events.

Previous to joining the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Kelsey was working in catering and hospitality both locally in the Twin Cities and around the country. Traveling to professional golf tournaments and other national events, she managed hospitality staff and volunteer recruitment. New to the Bold North, Kelsey started her career as an event professional in Arizona after graduating from Arizona State University.

favorite super bowl moment

Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show!

Elle Kehoe

Director of Volunteers

Director of Volunteers

Elle Kehoe

Elle Kehoe is the Director of Volunteers for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is responsible for the overall management, recruitment, and training of 10,000 volunteers for Super Bowl LII.

Prior to joining the MN Committee, Elle was a part of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee as the Manager of Volunteers in San Francisco. She has worked on several other major sporting events including the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil and the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail, Colorado. Elle grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota and graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Being a local to Minnesota, Elle couldn’t be more thrilled to be back in the Bold North.

favorite super bowl moment

Super Bowl 50 half time show.

Reece Anderson

Manager of Hospitality

Manager of Hospitality

Reece Anderson

Reece is the Manager of Hospitality for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. With more than 12 years of hospitality experience in this market, he is very familiar with the Twin Cities’ restaurant and event scene. In this role, Reece acts as the liaison between the NFL and their partners with the Twin Cities venues in booking and executing their events. He will work in conjunction with the MNSBHC Operations Team.

Prior to joining the Host Committee, Reece has held management roles in independent restaurants and was most recently part of the opening team for the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Reece completed his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, and is currently pursuing his MBA. Being a Minnesota native, Reece’s favorite Super Bowl moment was from the XLI show where the late Prince performed.

favorite super bowl moment

Prince's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLI.

Sal Urso

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Sal Urso

Sal Urso is the Operations Manager for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, he is responsible for managing Super Bowl events such as a 10-day festival across the metro area. Sal has more than 11 years of operational experience in the sports industry.

Prior to his current role, he worked for The PGA of America. As an Operations Manager, he managed all of the PGA of America's major golf events. Traveling the country for about 10 years to different host sites, Sal worked in multiple levels of responsibility coordinating, planning and executing the events with vendors, officials, local representatives and law enforcement agencies. Sal is a native of Peckville, PA and holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Seton Hall University. He currently resides in Loring Park, within downtown Minneapolis.

favorite super bowl moment

At Super Bowl XLVI the New York football Giants did it again and defeated the Tom Brady lead New England Patriots 21-17 in Indianapolis. As the final hail Mary pass dropped incomplete, the Giants had won their 4th Super Bowl. I was lucky enough to attend and share this in person moment with my father.

Stephanie Hall

Senior Marketing Manager

Senior Marketing Manager

Stephanie Hall

Stephanie Hall is the Senior Marketing Manager for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she works on marketing strategy, advertising, media partnerships and events.

Prior to joining the Host Committee, Stephanie was the Attractions Marketing Manager at Mall of America where she was responsible for overseeing marketing strategy and day-to-day marketing operations for Nickelodeon Universe, Theaters at Mall of America and the launch of MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

Stephanie is a Southern Minnesota native and graduated from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

favorite super bowl moment

Destiny's Child reunion at the 2013 halftime show.

Julia Davis

Legacy & Community Partnerships Manager

Legacy & Community Partnerships Manager

Julia Davis

Julia works directly with Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund community partners to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the 52-week Super Bowl Legacy Fund campaign. She’s spent the last two years supporting Minnesota nonprofits and foundations as a program evaluator, grant writer, and community grant maker. Prior to her roles in the non-profit sector, she worked extensively in the biotechnology industry in regulatory, research and development, and quality control. Julia holds a Master of Science and has completed doctorate coursework in the medical sciences.

With a lifelong passion for health and wellness reform and educational background in the health sciences, Julia’s thrilled to be utilizing her program management experience and passion for health and wellness to make a difference for young people and families across Minnesota as part of Super Bowl LII.

Minnesota is her second home. When she’s not practicing and teaching yoga, she enjoys running and biking the Twin Cities lakes and plotting her next hiking trip on the North Shore.

favorite super bowl moment

The best half time performance in the rain, Prince during Super Bowl XLI.

Kevin Wright

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Kevin Wright

Kevin Wright is an Operations Manager for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, he will help with the implementation of the overall transportation plan for Super Bowl LII and various auxiliary events in and around the Twin Cities. Kevin is hoping for clear skies and streets for February 4, 2018.

Prior to joining the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Kevin served in various capacities with PGA of America golf tournaments. He was most recently the Operations Manager for the 2016 Ryder Cup and is excited to be able to extend his stay in Minnesota. Kevin is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Chaska, MN, and if he is not at home or work, you can find him at the curling center trying to improve on his team’s 6-20 record.

favorite super bowl moment

Until the Detroit Lions make it to a Super Bowl, I will go with Kevin Dyson stretching for the goal line at the end of Super Bowl XXXIV as my most memorable moment. Since the Lions were ousted in the wild card round that year, I latched onto the Titans after the Music City Miracle. Sadly, their magical postseason run ended one yard short when Kevin Dyson was tackled at the one-yard line to the end the game.

Michael Howard

Communications Director

Communications Director

Michael Howard

Michael coordinates media relations and public affairs for the Super Bowl Host Committee, working to showcase Minnesota on the world’s largest stage. Prior to joining the Host Committee, he worked as Communications Director for the House DFL Caucus in the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he served for five years as chief spokesperson and communications strategist. He has also served in communications roles for the Minnesota Department of Education, and for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Michael is a lifelong Minnesotan who loves the bold north. He was elected to the Richfield City Council in 2014, where he serves as the Councilmember At-Large. He is a graduate of Augsburg College and Becker High School. 

favorite super bowl moment

Don Beebe chases down Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVII. Leon Lett began to celebrate too soon as he ran in a triumphant touchdown when a hustling Don Beebe came out of nowhere for the strip. A good reminder to never give up!

Abdiaziz Farah

Business Connect & Community Affairs Coordinator

Business Connect & Community Affairs Coordinator

Abdiaziz Farah

Abdiaziz Farah grew up in Kenya and relocated to The United States in 2005. He is the Business Connect & Community Affairs Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In partnership with MNSBHC, The NFL Business Connect program will serve as a conduit for qualified, diverse and underutilized businesses in Minnesota to compete for contracting opportunities that will be generated by Super Bowl LII in 2018 . Abdi is committed to the Business Connect Program’s focus on creating contract and business development opportunities for certified minority-, woman-, veteran-, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender-owned qualified, diverse businesses. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

favorite super bowl moment

David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII

Courtney Brown

Office Manager

Office Manager

Courtney Brown

Courtney is the Administrative Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, she is a liaison to many MNSBHC partner and suppliers, directs the internship program, and coordinates office processes. Previous to joining the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Courtney worked for an advertising agency onsite with a large retail grocery chain. She was responsible for in store signage, promotions, and events. She also helped execute large sponsorships. Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communication from the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

favorite super bowl moment

Mariah Carey signing the Star Spangled Banner in 2002

Matt Snyder

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Matt Snyder

Matt is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, he assists with recruiting, managing and training of 10,000 volunteers for Super Bowl LII.

Prior to his current role, Matt worked the past two Spring Training seasons with the Chicago Cubs as a Business Operations Associate assisting with stadium operations, sponsorship activation, and fan experience. In between Spring Training seasons, Matt lived in Brooklyn, New York working with Tough Mudder as a Partnership Activation Coordinator.

favorite super bowl moment

Super Bowl XLI - Devin Hester's opening kickoff return.

Sheila Her

Manager of Volunteers

Manager of Volunteers

Sheila Her

Sheila Her is the Manager of Volunteers for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Her responsibilities include recruiting, training and managing the 10,000 volunteers for Super Bowl LII.

Prior to joining the Host Committee, Sheila managed the volunteer program at HealthEast - Woodwinds Health Campus. She also has experience as a meeting planner and led 15 volunteer steering committees who produced 64 multi-dimensional conferences and programs. In addition, she was an event specialist for the Girls Scouts and coordinated events such as the centennial celebration, Great Girl Gathering at the Mall of America. In 2010 she volunteered for Super Bowl LXXV in Miami and is familiar with Super Bowl week festivities.

Sheila is a Twin Cities native and is a Missouri State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Management.

favorite super bowl moment

My favorite Super Bowl moment is the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, N'Sync, Nelly & Mary J. Blige.

Cordell Smith

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Cordell Smith

Cordell is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, assisting with the management, recruitment, and training of 10,000 volunteers for Super Bowl LII. 

Prior to joining the Host Committee he was on the basketball and football team for the Concordia- Saint Paul Golden Bears, where he also earned a degree in Sports Management. After graduation, Cordell undertook an internship with the University of Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in which he worked numerous sporting events such as Gopher football games, Vikings games and the NHL Hockey City Classic. In addition, he worked a number of concerts such as One Direction, Beyoncé, and Big Sean. He continued to work in the event management department at the University of Minnesota and for the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services as a tournament director.

favorite super bowl moment

When Aaron Rodgers brought the Lombardi Trophy back home to Green Bay at Super Bowl XLV.

Dustin Kaneoya

Operations Coordinator

Operations Coordinator

Dustin Kaneoya

Dustin Kaneoya is the Operations Coordinator for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. As the Operations Coordinator, Dustin will aid the Operations team in planning and executing numerous events around the Cities leading up to the day of the big game. Dustin brings over 8 years of experience from the golf tournament industry covering the PGA Tour, LPGA, Champions, and Web.com Tour.

Before joining the MNSBHC, Dustin was the Director of Operations for the LPGA. His focus was directed to all operational aspects of the Founders Cup in Phoenix, AZ and the biennial UL International Crown team event.

Dustin is a native of Palo Alto, CA and holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University. He currently resides in Mendota Heights, MN.

favorite super bowl moment

The San Francisco 49ers defeating the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIXs a favorite memory of mine. They had gone through tough playoff losses few years prior and to see them raise the Lombardi Trophy again at an age when I finally understood the game was pure bliss. I grew up a huge fan of Steve Young and to see how much passion, joy and excitement he displayed during the post game ceremony was really inspiring.

Super Bowl LII Host Committee Advisory Board

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s Advisory Board is comprised of community leaders statewide who are committed to helping make Super Bowl LII a success for our visitors, our residents, and our businesses; leaving a legacy of positive community and economic impact for years to come.

Super Bowl Committees
  • Human Resources
  • Cuisine
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Communications
  • Retail
  • St. Paul Initiatives
  • VIP
  • Risk Management
  • Finance
  • Wayfinding
  • Liability Management
  • Transportation/Parking
  • Public Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Community Relations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Hotels and Venues
  • Tourism/Out-State Marketing
  • Fundraising/Sponsorship
  • Warming Huts
  • Comedy
  • Media Party
  • MN Welcome
Request a Speaker For Your Event

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee speaks at corporate and community functions across the state of Minnesota, talking about what Super Bowl LII will bring to the Bold North and how Minnesotans can get involved in making our Super Bowl a success. We’d be pleased to join you at your next event; please send us your information using the link below.

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