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Minnesota Career Development Association

MCDA Past Presidents

In 1971, MCDA became the new name for the existing Minnesota career professional organization. Prior to this date, the organization was named MVGA (MN Vocational Guidance Association). The following list was created by Dean DeGroot and Barb Krantz-Taylor in 1999 and updated each year. 

1971—1972: Martin Dockman, MN Dept. of Economic Security

1972—1973: Dr. Phillip Haber, Twin Cities B’nai B’rith Career & Counseling Services

1973—1974: Joseph Hetah, Minneapolis Public Schools

1974—1975: Horace Olson, Jackson Area Vocational Technical School

1975—1976: Frank Tekautz, MN Dept. of Economic Security

1976—1977: Frank Tekautz

1977—1978: Roger Rasmussen, Wilmar Area Vocational Technical School

1978—1979: Betty Neuwirth, Robbinsdale Public Schools

1979—1980: Dr. Richard Manley, Perkins Family Restaurants

1980—1981: John Pedeszewa, Medtronic, Inc.

1981—1982: Steven Frantz, MN Dept. of Education

1982—1983: Dr. Sunny Hansen, University of MN

1983—1984: Phillip Penn, St. Paul Public Schools

1984—1985: Carol Weeks (Lowe), Macalester College

1985—1986: Dr. Gary Donaldson, Center for Counseling & Stress Management

1986—1987: Cindy Schultz

1987—1988: Bruce Roselle, PDI

1988—1989: Susan Reyelts

1989—1990: Terri Teeson

1990—1991: Marlys Dickmeyer

1991—1992: Darleen Ellingsen

1992—1993: Kevin Nutter, University of MN

1993—1994: John Eckberg, John Eckberg & Associates (Betty Olson & Associates)

1994—1995: Rich Murray, St. Cloud State University

1995—1996: Mark Larson, Employers’ Association

1996—1997: Jeanne Bailey, Allina Health Systems

1997—1998: Barb Krantz-Taylor, University of MN

1998 – 1999: Dave Baker, University of St. Thomas

1999– 2000: Carolyn Hildebrandt, Health East

2000 – 2001: Dean DeGroot, Innerview Consulting

2001 – 2002: Jean Tollefson, Private Practice

2002 – 2003: Kate Schaefers, University of MN

2003 – 2004: Janet Pelto, University of MN

2004 – 2005: Becky Hall, University of MN

2005 – 2006: Shelia Cunningham-McComb, State of MN (DEED)

2006 – 2007: Nancy Fraasch, OI Partners

2007 – 2008: Nancy White, Dakota County Technical College

2008 – 2009: Paul Timmins, University of MN

2009 – 2010: Irene Rossman, CPI

2010 – 2011: Carmen Croonquist, Adler Graduate School

2011 – 2012: Janet Pribyl, University of MN–Duluth

2012 – 2013: Shelley Jensen-Decker, Private Practice

2013 – 2014: Darren Kaltved, University of MN

2014 – 2015: Jennifer Rosand, University of MN

2015 – 2016: Victor Massaglia, University of MN

2016 – 2017: Kim Marrone, Right Management