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The MDI leadership team provides guidance and oversight to the organization in pursuit of its mission to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Their individual and collective leadership experience ensures that the strategies, operations and culture of the organization lead to service excellence, organizational vitality and meaningful job opportunities. 


Peter McDermott, President & CEO
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Rod Wood, Chief Operating Officer
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Marv Hannon, Chief Financial Officer
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Barbara Majerus, Vice President of Sales
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Jeanne Eglinton, Director of Employment Services
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Peg McQuillan Porter, Director of Development
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Todd Witherill, Director of Operations

Debi Thompson, Director of Human Resources




Katie Johnson Director of Marketing





Beyond the strategic direction for MDI, board members ensure that the financial, sales and operational activities align and reinforce the organization's mission. The Board Members also bring personal experience and empathy to their role since they may have disabilities or have family members and friends with disabilities. They understand the need for these employment opportunities and what these opportunities mean to people with disabilities.   

Phillip Bakken, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (Retired)
Rhonda Graves, 3M (Retired)
Jill Hesselroth, Intek Plastics
Ellen Hoeg, Technology Industry Executive (Retired)
Mary Kay Jacobson, Independent Grant Writer
Thomas Keller III, Director Emeritus, Attorney
Fred Klietz, Graco (Retired)
John LeMay, Associated Bank (Retired)
Keith Olson, Andersen Corp (Retired)
Jonathan Palmer, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
Dr. Michael Raich, Hibbing Community College
Y. Elaine Rasmussen, Social Impact Strategies Group 
Nicholas Wilkie, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
Dr. Rachel Wobschall, Director Emeritus, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare