Officers & Directors

Bernadette McCormick

Bernadette McCormick

President

Bernadette McCormick, a native of Thailand, is the Regional Manager of the Minneapolis Business Wire bureau, which covers Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. She has been with the company for 19 years, serving locally to maintain relationships with IR and corporate communications professionals, and nationally, as VP of Strategic Relations.  As a 17-year veteran of NIRI Twin Cities Board of Directors, Bernadette has served in several capacities: as President, VP of Membership, Programs, VP of Marketing, and VP of Sponsorship. Her contribution to the chapter includes the creation and facilitation of “NIRI Twin Cities Large Cap Senior Circle” which provides a private forum each quarter for IROs from local top large cap companies to peer counsel confidentially.

Tim Sedabres, IRC

Tim Sedabres, IRC

VP, Treasurer/Advocacy Ambassador

  • Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations and Director of Corporate Strategy
  • TCF Financial
  • tsedabre@tcfbank.com

Timothy R. Sedabres is Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations and Director of Corporate Strategy for TCF Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCF). TCF is a financial holding company with over $47 billion in total assets and top 10 deposit market share in the Midwest.

Mr. Sedabres leads the company’s Investor Relations function in addition to responsibilities related to Corporate Strategy. Mr. Sedabres joined the company after serving as SVP, Director of Corporate Strategy and Head of Investor Relations for Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) a $10 billion California based regional bank focused on empowering California through its diverse businesses, entrepreneurs and communities. Previously, he also served as VP of Finance at Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), a $3 billion market cap company, where he held leadership positions within investor relations, finance and corporate treasury, including serving as IRO for Associated. Mr. Sedabres has been responsible for enterprise-wide stress testing and capital planning in addition to experience in investor relations.

Mr. Sedabres holds a M.B.A from Saint Louis University, a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bradley University, and maintains the Investor Relations Charter (IRC) certification. Mr. Sedabres currently serves as Treasurer, Board Member, and Advocacy Ambassador for the Twin Cities Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and serves on various committees for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He has been recognized by IR Magazine for Best IR by a Small-Cap Company (BANC) in 2017 and was named 2014 Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. He was selected as a member of the Think Tank on the Future of Investor Relations, has served on the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) for NIRI National, and has spoken on numerous panels on investor relations topics for NIRI and IR Magazine.
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Andy Hedberg, CFA

Andy Hedberg, CFA

  VP, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Andy joined Ecolab in 2016 and is responsible for helping to develop and execute the global investor relations program for Ecolab. The primary objectives of the Investor Relations team are to serve as a resource for institutional investors to obtain information that enables them to make informed investment decisions regarding our shares, to improve Wall Street coverage and maintain a premium stock price based on earnings quality, consistency and transparency. From 2013-2016 Andy was an Equity Research Analyst at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago where he was responsible for research coverage of financial institutions (commercial banks and insurance companies) and helped to manage a $1.3 billion market neutral equity fund. While at Citadel, he was charged with generating investment ideas by focusing on identifying idiosyncratic elements of business models where underlying value and market prices were materially different. From 2008-2013 Andy was a Senior Equity Research Associate with RBC Capital Markets in Minneapolis. At RBC, he led a team that wrote research reports on publicly traded commercial banks for intuitional investors. He was recognized by the Financial Times as having the most accurate earnings estimates on Wall Street for U.S. commercial banks. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College (2008) where he majored in Financial Economics and Business Management. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Brad Pogalz

Brad Pogalz

VP, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Brad is currently the director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Donaldson. He joined Donaldson after an extensive career in finance and operations with prominent retailers, including Target Corporation and Macy’s. At Donaldson, Brad is directly responsible for all aspects of the company’s investor relations program, including developing earnings release materials and conference call scripts, defining and executing a robust outreach program, and maintaining strong relationships with buy- and sell-side analysts in the financial community. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Brad currently sits on the Board of Directors of Venture Academy (a public charter school in Minneapolis), where he serves in the role of Board Treasurer. Brad holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas and a MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Peggy James

Peggy James

VP, Programs Co-Chair

Peggy is the Sr. Investor Relations Specialist at Polaris Inc., she has supported Investor Relations in various capacities since 2005. Peggy joined Polaris in 1997, and in addition to her Investor Relations role, she supported several key executives including the President, COO and CFO. Peggy has served on the Twin Cities Chapter Board since 2014. She holds an A.A. in Business Administration from North Hennepin Community College.

Adrienne Brausen

Adrienne Brausen

VP, Programs Co-Chair

Adrienne serves as an Investor Relations Associate at C.H. Robinson, the largest third party logistics company in North America. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 2016, she served as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst / Associate at Optum (UnitedHealth Group). She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Darin Norman

Darin Norman

VP, Membership Co-Chair

Brooks Rennie

Brooks Rennie

VP, Membership Co-Chair

  • Officer, Investor Relations Analyst
  • TCF Financial Corporation
  • 952-745-2762, brennie@tcfbank.com

Brooks Rennie is the Officer, Investor Relations Analyst at TCF Financial Corporation. Mr. Rennie was the sole analyst on the TCF due diligence team and executed the announcement of a $3.6 billion Merger of Equals (MOE) deal with Chemical Financial Corporation to become the 26th largest publicly traded bank in the U.S. Mr. Rennie executed a $150 million bond transaction in partnership with Investment Banking and Underwriter Counsel teams and debt syndicate/sales desks.

Mr. Rennie is a member of The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and has served on the Twin Cities chapter board of directors since 2018 as VP, Membership Co-Chair. In 2019, Mr. Rennie was recognized by NIRI as an individual in the inaugural class of the top “40 Under 40,” which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community.

Mr. Rennie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Iowa State University – Ivy College of Business. He is involved in the Greater Minneapolis community, having coached several youth soccer teams for Minnesota Thunder Academy and Fusion Soccer Club.

Lori Lauber

Lori Lauber

Programs Committee

Lori A. Lauber is a Senior Director at Broadridge Financial Solutions. A 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, she is responsible for the strategic development of transfer agency and corporate action services.

Broadridge is a global Fintech leader and S&P 500® company who as the leading proxy solutions provider, and fastest growing transfer agent, is uniquely positioned to help public companies get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalize on what’s next.

Prior to joining Broadridge, Lori worked in a variety of divisions at Wells Fargo including: Vice President Shareowner Services sales officer, Senior Treasury Management sales officer, Foreign Exchange and International sales officer, Treasury Management product management, Institutional Trust sales officer, and Wholesale Customer Strategies consultant, where she supported all wholesale business channels.

Lori holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business. She has also completed additional graduate work towards a Master of International Management degree.

Lori is involved in the community, having served on various fundraising committees for the Junior League of Minneapolis, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Minnesota Public Radio, Camp Courage, and the Minnesota Zoo. She was a co-chair for the 2007 Make-A-Wish 25th Anniversary Gala and Chair for the 2013 Harvesting Hope Event benefitting the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Lori has previously served on the board for the One Percent Club and Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Junior League of Minneapolis Sustainer Management Board of Directors. She currently sits on the Education & Networking Committee for the Shareholder Services Association and the Development Committee for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

Emily Ryan

Emily Ryan

Programs Committee

Emily Ryan is a Vice President and sales executive for EQ Shareowner Services. She is responsible for business development across the Midwest. Prior to moving into her current role, Emily led marketing and communications for the business since 2009. EQ, known for delivering best-in-class transfer agent and corporate action services, is the second largest transfer agent in the U.S. EQ serves issuers and shareholders from its operational headquarters in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Emily earned a master of business communication degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also has a bachelor of arts degree in communications from St. Cloud State University.

Justin Horstman

Justin Horstman

At-Large Director

  • Vice President/Investor Relations Manager
  • TCF Financial Corporation
  • 952-745-2756, jhorstma@tcfbank.com

Justin Horstman is the Vice President and Investor Relations Manager at TCF Financial Corporation.  He has worked in Investor Relations since 2006 and previously worked in Marketing at TCF.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Horstman holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies with an emphasis in Sports Management.

Jack Nielsen

Jack Nielsen

At-Large Director

  • Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
  • 651-202-4919, j.nielsen@csi360.com

Jack joined Cardiovascular Systems in March 2014. He has over 20 years of investment and investor-related experience. Prior to joining Cardiovascular Systems, Jack served as director, investor relations at Xcel Energy from 2007 to 2014. Previously, he was director of finance at Regis Corporation. Jack began his career as a securities analyst, covering high growth, small-cap companies for Twin Cities-based investment banks. Nielsen earned a bachelor of science in management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas. He has been an Investor Relations Charter holder since April 2016.

Bill Seymour

Bill Seymour

At-Large Director

Bill Seymour is Vice President of Investor Relations at Entegris Corporation. He has over 20 years of business and global multi-sector Investor Relations experience. Bill has led award winning investor relations teams in the technology, industrials and retail industries. He has extensive experience in M&A, C-Suite transitions, product/technology introductions, investor activism, analyst days, investor story rebranding and crisis communications.

Bill’s previous role was with Valspar Corporation as Vice President of Investor Relations, Communications and Finance. Prior to that he was V.P. Investor Relations and Finance Operations at Best Buy Corporation. Bill also was global V.P. of Investor Relations at Nokia Corporation and IR Manager at Norwest Corporation.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in European History from the University of Puget Sound and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.