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Stephanie Menning

Stephanie Menning
Executive Director
P: (651) 288-3422 | E: stephaniem@muca.org

Stephanie serves the members of MUCA by ensuring the association’s strategic direction, finances and operations adhere to its mission of promoting the industry through safety training, continuing education, scholarships, and advancing legislative priorities. Prior to MUCA, Stephanie was with the Midwest ENERGY Association for 17 years in a variety of positions; the last as Vice President of Gas Services since 2006. She is the pioneer/founder (2007) of Energetic Women, a national organization for women in natural gas and electric utilities, whose mission is to increase the pool of promotable women in energy operations and engineering. She is passionate about the utility industry and about serving women in non-traditional roles in male-dominated industries. Stephanie is recognized as an expert resource on leadership. Stephanie served on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Society of Association Executives (2008-11), as the St. Paul Ladies of Harley Director (2005-06) and as the National Night Out Block Leader in the Northrup Neighborhood in South Minneapolis from 2013-2015. On behalf of MUCA, she currently serves on the MnDOT DBE/Workforce Leadership Committee, as well as MnDOT’s subcommittee on Workforce Development, the Minnesota Common Ground Alliance Leadership team, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Transportation Policy Committee.


 

Grace Gothers

Grace Gothers
Events/Meeting Planning
P: (651) 203-7247 | E: graceg@ewald.com

Grace joined Ewald Consulting as an Events Coordinator in July 2019. She began with the team after moving from Connecticut where she served as an Events & Communication Coordinator for a Regional Chamber of Commerce. Grace graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Event Management.


 

Rachel Dicks

Rachel Dicks
Professional Development 
P: (651) 290-6297 | E: racheld@ewald.com

Rachel joined Ewald in 2015. She brings five years of experience in event management, professional development, and government relations. She previously worked as the Events and Education Manager for NAIFA Minnesota, an association that Ewald now manages.


 

Anne Solheid

Anne Solheid
Finance & Accounting
P: (651) 288-3439 | E: annes@ewald.com

Anne has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, including 10 years in public accounting as a C.P.A. She has also worked for Target Corporation and spent 6 six years working with Ewald Consulting and their clients as a consultant, prior to officially joining Ewald in 2018. Anne graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.


 

Caitlin Bradley

Caitlin Bradley
Member Services Specialist
P: (651) 366-6086 | E: caitlinb@ewald.com

Caitlin joined Ewald’s Member Services team in 2018 and brings with them over ten years of customer service experience across many fields. Caitlin earned their BA in Physics from Wells College in upstate New York. In their spare time they’re probably knitting.


 

Jacob Nelson

Jacob Nelson
Sales Coordinator
P: (651) 366-6088 | E: jacobn@ewald.com

Jake began working with Ewald Consulting in July of 2015 and is a graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Marketing and Finance. Jake is Inbound Sales Certified and is dedicated to driving program growth through innovative solutions in the best interest of the client. Jake is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hiking, and golfing in his free time.



 

Sonja Nelson

Sonja Nelson
Communicatons Specialist
P: (651) 290-6260 | E: jillianb@ewald.com

Sonja joined the Ewald Consulting team in 2017 after returning to Minnesota from a previous communications role with The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. She is a 2016 graduate of St. Olaf College where she studied English, studio art and management studies. In her free time, Sonja enjoys traveling to new places, reading the classics and spending time at her family cabin up north.


 

Troy Olsen

Troy Olsen
Government Relations Consultant
troyo@ewald.com

Troy joined Ewald Consulting in March 2015 as government relations consultant. Previously, he worked for Public Affairs Company, where in addition to other accounts, he was primarily a state coordinator for Hunting Works For America program promoting the economic benefits of hunting and recreational shooting in Arizona, Utah, Oregon and Colorado. Troy also has 20 years of staff experience at the Minnesota House of Representatives. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social Science


 

Whitney Murray

Whitney Murray
Membership Specialist
P: (651) 379-7293 | E: whitneym@ewald.com

Whitney graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Kinesiology. She was an elementary physical education teacher for four years, and spent the last two years working for an ATM company. She joined Ewald Consulting as a Membership Specialist in 2017.


 

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