The Forum of Executive Women is a non-profit organization that promotes growth and connections among professional women.
FEW is the source for leveraging the collective power of women in Central Minnesota by serving as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, strengthening our community and empowering women to achieve their own success.
FEW is a volunteer-driven organization. Our Board Members devote much time and effort to making sure we are the premiere Women's organization in Central Minnesota.
Founded in 1982, FEW began when there were still relatively few women professionals, managers, and business owners. Although FEW has changed as the business community around it has changed, it still offers the networking and support opportunities that it provided from the beginning.
FEW is constantly renewing itself with members who bring fresh ideas and energy to the organization. Many members are community as well as business leaders -- growing into leadership positions while FEW members. The organization has matured as its members have grown and become more diverse. For these reasons, FEW remains a vital organization and a valuable asset to its members and the community.
1982 Peg Meyer Meyer Associates, Inc.
1983 Maureen Halverson Northwestern Bell Telephone
1984 Sally Jo Baumgartner Meyer Associates, Inc.
1985 Joleen Sytsma McMahon Hartmann Amundson and Co.
1986 Kristi Fuller College of Saint Benedict
1987 Betty Schnettler Voluntary Action Center
1988 Kathleen (Gohman) Bernick Pauly Olson Bettendorf and Eastwood
1989 Mary Salk Grand Central Communications
1990 Diana Murphy Podawiltz Murphy-Podawiltz & Assoc.
1991 Ann Thelen Thelen Advertising
1992 Tracy Bowe Hughes Thoreen & Sullivan
1993 Judy Miller First American National Bank
1994 Pegg Gustafson Saint John's University
1995 Sonja Gidlow Trimpac, Inc.
1996 Sharon McKenzie Cyberstar Corporation
1997 Patti Gartland City of St. Cloud
1998 Pamela J. Lind US WEST Dex
1999 Laurel B. Larson Laurie's Plus Fashions
2000 Dannielle Bunting Guardian ad Litem
2001 Susan Saetre Northway Natural Health & Chiropractic Ctr
2002 Susan Hobbs Rinke-Noonan Law Firm
2003 Dawn Jensen-Regnier Small Business Development Center
2004 LuAnn Popp Simplified Software Systems
2005 Joan Vincent Astound/Seren Innovations, Inc.
2006 Jan Bensen Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard
2007 Kris Smith Kristine J. Smith Realty
2008 Lisa Maurer Bremer Bank
2009 Carol Howe-Veenstra College of Saint Benedict
2010 Jill Magelssen Express Employment Professionals
2011 Lori Lewandowski Wells Fargo
2012 Laura Tomczik Mahowald Insurance Agency
2013 April Mastey Mastey Financial Group, LLC
2014 Kelly Hansen Coborn's, Inc.
2015 Brenda Brown College of Saint Benedict
2016 Rebecca Kurowski Coborn's, Inc.
2017 Jackie Scholl Johnson Big Brothers Big Sisters
2018 Paula Capes Falcon National Bank
2019 Kelly Radi Award-Winning Author