WILLIAM (BILL) DOLAN
Founder & Co-Chair
Bill founded Interest for Others in 2014 with a vision to transform charitable giving through the donation of earned interest to charity. A retired attorney, Bill worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in private practice, and as President of a securities broker-dealer. He has been a Securities Investor Protection Corporation Trustee and a trustee/director of numerous nonprofits.
MARK N. GREENE, Ph.D
President & CEO
Mark's vision for Interest for Others is grounded in his experience as a former financial technology executive with experience leading and growing complex global businesses. Prior to joining IFOF, he served as CEO of OpenLink Financial, CEO of Fair Isaac (FICO), and was a senior executive at IBM. He is a Director of Neustar (NYSE: NSR) and Walker Art Center.
A former English teacher and writer, Molly has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She serves on the board of The Family Partnership and previously served on the board at Friends of Wolsfeld Woods and the Community Leadership Council at St. David’s Center. Molly has also utilized her project management and marketing skills as an interior designer and small business owner.
JOHN JAMES, Co-Chair
Lawyer and Public Policy Developer
A Twin Cities lawyer, John has helped create the Department of Revenue’s Appeals Office, several tax reforms, the original Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act and the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts Program, which sends interest on lawyer trust accounts to charity, much as the Interest for Others Foundation seeks to make possible for all interest income.
Key skills and experience: Income tax law, Public policy, Government relations, Financial accounting, Conceptual program design
SHELLEY CARTHEN WATSON
Senior Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota
Shelley is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel for the University of Minnesota, a public research institution with over 30,000 employees and twenty-four bargaining units. Prior to the University, Shelley was a partner with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi and served as Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Foundation.
Key skills and experience: Business litigation, Employment counseling, Nonprofit governance
J. KEVIN COSTLEY, Secretary
Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum
Kevin co-chairs Lindquist & Vennum’s financial institutions practice group. His principal focus is mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and regulatory developments for independent community banks in the upper Midwest.
Key skills and experience: Community bank mergers and acquisitions, Bank regulatory matters, Corporate governance, Dispute resolution, Corporate restructuring
President, Direct Commerce, Inc.
Bruce founded Direct Commerce, Inc., a San Francisco-based computer software and services company that counts The Home Depot, Merck & Co. Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. among its Fortune 1000 clients.
Key skills and experience: Technology services, Financial accounting, Human resources, Computer architecture, Marketing and sales
Retired Co-founder/Partner Lakeside Capital Management
Barry spent 22 years with Citibank in a variety of corporate and private banking positions in New York and Minneapolis prior to co-founding Lakeside Capital Management.
Key skills and experience: Finance, Capital markets, Investment/credit process, Commercial banking, Marketing/sales
BENJAMIN S. OEHLER, Treasurer
Founder and President, Bashaw Group, Inc.
Ben is an advisor to private and public companies. His experience includes public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, and valuations of private companies.
Key skills and experience: Strategic planning, Capital markets, Investments, Governance, Corporate social responsibility
JAMES J. PHELPS
President, Northcrest Corporation
Jim is the sole shareholder of Northcrest, a real estate investment, asset management, and advisory firm. Current advisory clients include M.A. Mortenson Company and The Churchill Companies.
Key skills and experience: Finance, Nonprofit governance, Public policy, Alternative investments, Capital markets
Divisional Vice President, West Division, Thrivent Financial
Nikki leads the West Division of Thrivent Financial, which includes approximately 700 financial representatives across 9 regional offices. Prior to joining Thrivent, Nikki served as Senior Vice President for RBC Dain Rauscher. Active in the community, Nikki also serves on the board of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Key skills and experience: Strategic planning, Marketing/sales, Investments
Public Relations Consultant
Lynne was director of public relations for Fairview Health Services and before that served in a similar capacity for Park Nicollet Clinic.
Key skills and experience: Public relations, Marketing, Fundraising, Governance, Human resources