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  • Innovate

    Some people call Edina a community of innovation. In Edina we call it the “Life Lab.” This is the place where new happens and ideas are tested. Edina offers a wide variety of organizations and people with a range of backgrounds, perspectives and expertise into a community designed for innovation and collaboration. GreenUmbrella is the magnet that draws the right combination of people and organizations to the table to bring ideas to reality. 

     Life. Reimagined.

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  • Educate

     September 27-30, 2021 | AvaMed MedTech Conference, Minneapolis, MN

     December 1, 2021 | Becoming Resilient in Times of Uncertainty: How Shall We Live? Interlachen Country Clun, Edina, MN

     May 12, 2022 | The Future of Wellbeing: Building a Healthier Community & Planet, Edina Westin Galleria, Edina, MN

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  • Accelerate

    Bringing innovation to the masses. Accelerate is taking the new ad innovative ideas and giving them wing to take them to the next level.

     Manitoba Technology Accelerator

    Global Wellness Consortium​​​

     Brown Venture Group



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  • 2021 Executive Committee 

    Terms expire in January of the year listed

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  • Don Hutchison
    Board Chair

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  • Jeremy Abrahamson
    (2023) First Term
    Partners, Inc.

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  • Heidi Stinson
    (2021) First Term
    Stinson Services

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  • Steve Blexrud
    Generation Group
    Incoming Board Chair

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  • Joe Arends
    (2023) Second Term
    North American
    Banking Co

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  • Jim Hovland
    City of Edina

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  • Lisa Walker
    The Walker Group
    Past Board Chair

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  • Paul Mooty
    (2023) First Term
    Woolen Mill

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  • Scott Neal
    City Manager

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  • Jack Abdo
    Abdo, Eick & Meyers

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  • Tim Murphy
    (2021) First Term
    Automotive, Inc.

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  • Dr. Stacie Stanley
    Public Schools

  • Medical Destination Advisory Committee


  • Jim Nelson
    Eberhardt Advisory

  • Tom Norman
    Dean University
    Extended Education

  • Phil Terrill
    Microsoft Technology Center

  • Christian Vaillancourt
    Microsoft Technology Center
    Cloud Transformation Officer

  • Aaron Johnson
    Twin Cities Orthopedic
    Chief Financial Officer

  • Clifford Steer, MN
    University of Minnesota 
    Medical School
    Professor of Medicine and
    Genetics, Cell Biology, and
    Development Director, Molecular
    Gastroenterology Program

  • Mark Steffen, MD, MPH
    Blue Cross Blue Shield 
    Vice President and
    Chief Medical Officer

  • Dean Williamson
    Commercial Real Estate 

  • Robb Gruman
    Fairview Health Services 

  • Don Hutchison
    Chamber/Explore Board 

  • Scott Neal
    City of Edina 
    Edina City Manager

  • Mary Edwards 
    Fairview Health

  • Terry Lewis 
    New York Life / Eagle Strategies 

  • David Beurle 
    Future iQ

  • Scott Tankenoff
    Hillcrest Development 
    Managing Partner

  • Heather Branigan
    Future iQ
    Vice President, Foresight Research 

  • Val Burke 
    Edina Public Schools 
    Director of Community Education