Michael J. Opat


Mr. Opat has served as one of the Company’s directors since June 2016. Mr. Opat has been a Commissioner on the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Board of Commissioners since 1993, and was Chair of the Board of the Commissioners from 2001 to 2003 and from 2009 to 2014. Hennepin County is Minnesota’s largest county with 1.1 million residents. Mr. Opat represents a County district with more than 160,000 residents in six suburban cities. Mr. Opat has also served on the Board of Sun Country Airlines since April 2012, and has been a member of the corporate advisory board of Alerus Financial Services Company (OTXQX: ALRS) since June 2015. He was employed by Hennepin County Adult Correction Facility as a correctional officer from 1981 to 1989, and as a corrections supervisor from 1990 to 1993. He holds a B.S. degree in Management from the University of Minnesota (1983), and a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (1989).