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Senior Leadership Team

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.

Leadership Team

Team Members


    Eric Black

    President & CEO

  • MDI Rod Wood

    Rod Wood

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Marve Hannon

    Marv Hannon

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jeanne Eglinton

    Jeanne Eglinton

    Vice President of Employment Services

  • Todd Witherill

    Todd Witherill

    Director of Operations

  • Laura Schwartz

    Laura Schwartz

    Human Resources Director

  • Katie Johnson

    Katie Johnson

    Director of Marketing

  • Melissa McKeever

    Melissa McKeever

    Interim Director of Development

Board of Directors

  • Steve Glienke

    Executive Management

  • Jill Hesselroth

    Intek Plastics (RETIRED)

  • Megan Kellin


  • Fred Klietz

    Graco (Retired)

  • Jonathan Palmer

    Business Owner

  • Dr. Michael Raich

    Minnesota North College

  • Y. Elaine Rasmussen

    Social Impact Strategies Group

  • Nicholas Wilkie

    Metropolitan Center for Independent Living

  • Alan Hupp

    Owner, Hupp Holdings LLC

  • Andriel Dees

    Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities