Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is APEX’s governing body who serve as the officers on our Board of Directors.

Steve Burgess
Chair

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CEO National Bank of Commerce National Bank of Commerce CEO, Steve Burgess, has over 30 years of banking experience, joining NBC almost two years ago (June 2012 started at NBC), from State Bank Financial in La Crosse, Wisconsin, there he was president and CEO for 11 years. Steve...

Lisa Bodine
Vice Chair

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Co-Owner & President Giant Voices, Inc. Lisa Bodine is Co-Owner and President of Giant Voices, Inc., a Duluth-based strategic marketing and communication firm. Bodine spearheads business growth and dissects business issues with incisive strategic insight honed by 20 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies, the Minnesot...

Brian Thun
Immediate Past Chair/Interim Treasurer

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Senior Vice President/CFO maurices Brian Thun is the senior vice president and chief financial officer at maurices and has been with the company for more than 20 years.  Brian has been in his current role since 2012 after holding the position of vice president, controller for th...

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Brad Beard
Secretary

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Chancellor Lendley Black
At-Large Member

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Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Lendley C. Black began his tenure as Chancellor of UMD on August 1, 2010.  Dr. Black came to UMD from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2002 until h...

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Deb DeLuca
At-Large Member

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Frank Frederickson
At-Large Member

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Brian Maki
At-Large Member

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Chairman President & CEO Lakehead Constructors Past Chairman Minnesota Association of General Contractors Board of Directors Iron Mining Association Past President Engineer’s Club of Northern Minnesota Born in Aurora, Minnesota and graduated High School in 1979. Brian worked construction his entire life starting at the age of 15.  He worke...

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John Swanson
At-Large Member

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