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  • Thanks, Food Drive Donors!

    April 18, 2014 – Every March, Minnesota FoodShare campaigns to restock food shelves, and our staff joins in with a week of fundraising events, including a silent auction. We are grateful to those individuals and businesses who so generously contributed items for the auction. With their help, we were able to exceed our goal for giving this year.

    Many thanks to the following individuals and companies for their support:

    Ellen Haberman – Brookside Barbers
    Steve Glasper – Brookside Barbers
    Julie Sager – CES Imaging
    Claudett McCune – Coordinated Business Systems
    Nichole Thornton – Document Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Bart Harvey – The First Impression Group
    Ray Rogers – Lyon’s Pub
    Grant Strom- Managed Design
    Kim Evers – Meyer Borgman Johnson
    Joan Glasper – Meyer Borgman Johnson
    Dan and Krysta Larson – Meyer Borgman Johnson
    Irene Peterson – Meyer Borgman Johnson
    Matt Thomas – Meyer Borgman Johnson
    Jack Montgomery (Illustrator) – Jack’s web site
    Meghan Elliott – Preservation Design Works
    Anthony Schiller – Pro Staff

  • Kathleen John Joins MBJ

    March 13, 2014–Meyer Borgman Johnson is pleased to welcome Kathleen John as the firm’s Director of Business Operations, a new position intended to strengthen MBJ’s financial, production, and management functions. Kathleen brings to the job more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational leadership for domestic and international firms.Kathleen John_webPrior to joining MBJ, Kathleen served as chief operating officer for a large A/E/C firm with multiple offices in the Upper Midwest, strategically unifying its branch office business units into a single, smooth functioning operation, driving operational success through collaboration and lean methodologies. As president for a mid-size M/E engineering firm, Kathleen creatively worked with other firm leaders to grow the company by 50% in three years through her knowledge and relationships with customers across a wide range of industries. A graduate of Hamline University with a B.A. in Economics and Management, Kathleen also completed the Executive Mini-MBA program through the Management Center of St. Thomas University. In 2012, she was an invited participant of the Design Futures Council World Design Forum Global Think Tank held in London and Cambridge in the U.K. and in 2011 spoke as part of a panel discussion at the PSMJ Circle of Excellence conference in Chicago. She is an active member of ACEC/MN since 2007, serving on the organization’s board of directors, as well as several committees and task forces. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring internationally and investigating new technologies. Kathleen sees her role at MBJ as strategist and catalyst to enhance project excellence, profitability, and client care.

  • AIA MN Honor Awards

    December 11, 2013 – We congratulate the 2013 AIA Minnesota Honor Award winners and are pleased to have served as structural engineer of record on three of the winning projects: U.S. Land Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine (Julie Snow Architects), the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, Northfield, MN (Meyer Scherer Rockcastle), and the Hall Residence, Duluth, MN (Salmela Architect).