The Premier Organization for Data Professionals


1600 18th Ave NE


Minneapolis, MN 55418


Dawn Michels

President's email :

Dawn Michels is the Data Architect for Old Republic Title Insurance.   Dawn was hired to standup a data management competency for Old Republic.  Her career tapestry spans many industries and corporations in the Twin Cities including retail, finance, health, higher education and public sector agencies.  Dawn is now and has been the DAMA-MN president many times over the past 20 years. She has spoken at 22 International Conferences on assorted Data Management topics. Data is her passion as well as her vocation. Feel free to reach her at

Frank Kadwell

2019 VP of Communications

Frank Kadwell is a data management consultant and has been a consultant for many years working in all facets of data management including Data Governance, Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, and Predictive Analytics.  Verticals include health care finance, retail, higher education, and government.  This is Frank's 4th year on the DAMA-MN board and is currently a PhD candidate at Capella University. He is also VP of Member Services at DAMA-I through the year 2020. Feel free to connect with him via LinkedIn at 

Lori Whitney

2019 VP of Facilities (Host Logistics)

Lori is serving her first time as Facilities Officer for DAMA-MN. Lori is the Capability Leader for Data Quality, Data Lineage, and Data Glossary at Allianz Life. She has worked in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, and retail industries. Feel free to connect via LinkedIn at

Noelle Rude2019 VP of Member Services


Noelle is serving her third term as VP of Member Services for DAMA MN. Noelle is a Data and Information Governance leader for Thrivent Financial and has worked in the financial services, healthcare and insurance industries in the areas of data governance, program/project management, risk management and information technology. Feel free to connect via LinkedIn at


Steven Amusan
2019 VP of Finance   


Steven is serving his second time as VP of Finance for DAMA-MN. Steven is currently a Data Governance Analyst at TCF. Steven has experience in both the public and private sectors in the areas of project management, risk management and reporting. Feel free to connect via LinkedIn

Kenny Kalejaiye

2019 VP of Programs

Guy Gaskin

2019 VP of Web Services













2019 Non-Voting Board member roles we'd like to fill.

AVP of Communications

AVP of Facilities (Host Logistics)

AVP of Member Services

AVP of Finance

AVP of Programs

AVP of Web Services

Deepak Bhaskar
Past President

Deepak is a Data Strategy and Management Consultant and has worked numerous years in various capacities in SaaS, Utilities, Financial services and Legal industries. He is currently in transition between jobs.During the past 10 years he has held FT roles at Thomson Reuters and Digital River and Consultant roles at Xcel Energy and Thrivent Financial. He is also a senior member of IEEE. Feel free to connect with him via LinkedIn at

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