Michael J. Opat
Mr. Opat has served as a director of the Company since June 2016 and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee since June 2018. Mr. Opat has been a Commissioner on the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Board of Commissioners since 1993 and was Chair for the Board of the Commissioners from 2001 to 2003 and from 2009 to 2014. Hennepin County is Minnesota’s largest county with 1.2 million residents. Mr. Opat represents a County district with more than 170,000 residents in six suburban cities. Mr. Opat also served on the Board of Sun Country Airlines from 2012 to 2017, and was a member of the corporate advisory board of Alerus Financial Services Company (OTXQX: ALRS) from 2015 to 2017.
Mr. Opat 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). Mr. Opat was named a “Titan” by Twin Cities Business magazine in 2018’s “100 People to Know” edition.