Our BOD

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The MN CIT Board of Directors is made up of individuals who have or are currently involved with law enforcement.  The board meeting quarterly and is charged with making sure that all decisions for MN CIT are in line with our mission and objectives.

Steven Blackwell

Board Chair

Board Position:  Board Chair Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  National Outreach Director, Homes for Heroes/Homes for Heroes foundation Why you agreed to...

Greg Hestness

Director

Board Position: Director Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Retired, 40 years of police work.  28 years Minneapolis Police, last 9...

Dr. Pat Nelson

Secretary

Board Position: Secretary Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Associate Professor, Law Enforcement Program Director at Minnesota State University, Mankato Why...

Richard Peterson

Board Member

Board Position:  Board member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Retired 35-year LEO from Washington County and the State of Minnesota...

Rhett Romsaas

Board Member

Board Position:  Board Member Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Voice Actor/Dancer/Administration/Customer Service Why you agreed to serve on the Board for...

Janina Cich

Board Member

Board Position:  Board Member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Concordia University, St. Paul Criminal Justice Program Director; Professor of Criminal Justice...