Board of Directors

W. Todd Ackerman
U.S. Bank, Executive Vice President

David Booth
Special Olympics Minnesota, Athlete

Matthew Cherico
OpenText, Account Executive

Abby Hirsch — Treasurer
Special Olympics Minnesota, Athlete

Adam Hjerpe
UnitedHealth Group/Optum, COO, Growth; 2026 Special Olympics USA Games Board Chair

Daniel Kropp
International Dairy Queen Inc., Chief Operating Officer

Dave Larson — Chair
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, President/CEO

Kiel McElveen — Vice Chair
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Senior Associate

Rayne Olson
New Challenges, Inc., Human Resources Director

Christopher Passaro
Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast

Emily Peterson — Secretary
Associate, Jones Day

Nils Snyder
Kenwood Commercial, Partner

Jamie Spencer
Chicago Blackhawks, Executive Vice President, Revenue

Thomas Ting
Starkey Hearing Technologies, General Counsel

Kevin Torgerson
Sheriff, Olmsted County