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Leadership

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

   Dawn McGinley, Chairperson
Director, Program, Policy & Communications, 3M Global Security

Ms. McGinley joined 3M in 1984 and has served on the Novation Board of Directors since 2018. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications/Journalism and added more Marketing coursework later.
 
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  Matt Juhl, Vice Chairperson
Forecast To Schedule US & Canada Polaris Process Lead 3M ERP Ecosystems Solutions – Technology Transformation Services

Mr. Juhl has been with 3M since 2000 and has served on the Novation Board of Directors since 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
Industrial Technology from Bemidji State University and is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and APICS CPIM.
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  Shawn Schow, Secretary

Mr. Schow retired from 3M in 2021 after 33 years in 3M Finance. He has served in various roles on the Novation Board of Directors since 1998.

 
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  Wendy Benson
Vice President, Enterprise Workplace Strategy, 3M Country Governance & Services

Ms. Benson began her career at 3M in 1992 as a Product Development Engineer. She joined the Board of Directors of Novation in 2022 and holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.
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  Dan Carlson
Vice President of Transportation and Electronics Business Group US & Canada Plant Operations

Mr. Carlson began his career at 3M in 1984 and has served on the Board of Directors of Novation since 2011. He attended Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
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Mary E. Edinger (Beth)
President - Home, Health & Auto Care Division, CBG

Ms. Edinger has been with 3M since 1989 and has served on the Board of Directors of Novation since 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Business from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, an MBA in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas and a JD from the William Mitchell College of Law.
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  Joe Paul
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, 3M Consumer Business Group

Mr. Paul joined 3M in 2008 and joined the Board of Directors of Novation in 2022. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Master's Degree in Business from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.
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  John Schwalback
Global Bonding & Joining Lean Value Stream Director, Automotive & Aerospace Solutions Division

Mr. Schwalbach began his career at 3M in 1991 and served on the Supervisory Committee at Novation from 2005 until 2019, when he was then nominated to the Board of Directors. He attended the University of Wisconsin Madison where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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  Daryl Thoennes
Plant Director, 3M Aberdeen

Mr. Thoennes has been with 3M since 1997 and has served on the Novation Board of Directors in December 2019. He attended Southwest Minnesota State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
 
     
SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE
 
   Ray Aalderks
Senior Finance Manager, 3M Finance

Mr. Aalderks began his career at 3M in 1997 and has served on the Supervisory Committee at Novation since 2016.  He earned a BBA in Finance from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
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  Beth Eskra
Marketing Operations Leader, Separation and Purification Sciences Division

Ms. Eskra began her 3M career in 2007 and has served on the Supervisory Committee of Novation since 2010.  She attended Case Western Reserve University where she earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Laura Hoffman
President and Chief Operating Officer, RPC Business Operations

Prior to joining RPC in 2016, Ms. Hoffman led the talent strategies for 3M’s global finance organization.  She has served on the Supervisory Committee of Novation Credit Union since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s of Science in Accounting, and is a CPA (inactive) in Minnesota
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  Waldo de la O
Global Director, Market to Cash, 3M Health Care Business Group

Waldo de la O joined 3M in 2003 and has served on the Supervisory Committee of Novation since 2019. He holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Services from the ITESM and a Master's degree in Business from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
 
   Kristi Mukomela
President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Mukomela joined Novation in 1997 as the President and CEO.  She began her credit union career at the Owatonna Federal Credit Union in 1981, shortly after graduating from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
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  Mike Kronebusch
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Kronebusch joined 3M in 2001 where he held various finance and business leadership roles for 21 years before joining Novation in the fall of 2022.  Beginning in 2014, he served on Novation’s Supervisory Committee, Board of Directors and finally as Chairman of the Board for the 3 years prior to joining Novation.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from St. John’s University (MN).
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Nick Altavilla
Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Lending Officer

Mr. Altavilla joined Novation in 2006. He has been in the banking industry since 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Winona State University.
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  Terry Kahle
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kahle joined Novation in 2020. She has been in the credit union and banking industry for over 26 years. She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance from St. Cloud State University.
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  Scott Henning
Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Henning joined Novation in 2011 and has over 18 years of credit union industry experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.
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  Todd Brandel
Director of Operations, Hutchinson

Mr. Brandel joined Novation in 2008 and has been in the credit union industry for over 25 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.