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President & CEO

Blandin Foundation has begun the search for its next President & CEO of the Foundation. Current President & CEO Dr. Kathy Annette announced her retirement earlier this year.

During her tenure, Dr. Annette has continued the good work of those before her and led the organization to even higher service to rural Minnesota communities. Dr. Annette leaves an extremely healthy Foundation focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, a strong, cohesive and dedicated staff, and a Board of Trustees committed to honoring the mission, vision and values of the organization.

The Board is honored to have the privilege of inviting candidates who will also honor the mission, vision and values to apply. The Board is seeking a humble individual who can leverage the skills of others and develop the Blandin Foundation team; demonstrate a passion for rural communities and their unique challenges/opportunities; and be an enthusiastic, outward facing ambassador for the Foundation while maintaining, and building, new relationships in rural communities.

Please visit the link here for a full position profile.

All inquiries should be sent directly to the search firm, Ballinger Leafblad. For further information please contact  or