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NACD Minnesota Chapter Strategic Partner Program

The organizations on this page are aligned with NACD Minnesota as Strategic Partners. They are organzations that share and value NACD's vision, mission and success.  By providing value to our mission of director education, they help NACD-MN maintain excellence in its programs and bring more value to our Board directors. Our Strategic Partners provide valuable insights through participation as speakers and panelists at program events.


If your organization is interested in becoming aligned with NACD-MN as a Strategic Partner, please contact Chapter President Mike Vekich at


Our Gold Level Chapter Sponsors



BDO, USA, LLP, provides assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. The firm serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,264 offices in 144 countries.

Clifton Larson Allen



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Cresa has the largest global commercial real estate exclusively serving corporate tenants - users of space. Cresa specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including Strategic Real Estate Planning, Site Selection, Transaction Management, Project Management, Relocation Management, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Mission Critical Solutions and Lease Administration.

Fredrikson & Byron

Fredrikson & Byron, founded in Minneapolis in 1948, employs 275 attorneys serving clients in more than 30 practices and industry areas in six offices in the U.S., China and Mexico. We have built a reputation as the firm "where law and business meet" by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors.


Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton helps businesses and organizations achieve growth objectives. We are an auditing, tax and advisory services firm with offices in over 50 U.S. cities and more than 100 countries. With strong business and financial acumen, we help clients solve problems, manage risk and seize opportunities to reach their growth objectives.



KPMG is committed to providing value to the market's Board Directors, including Audit Committee Chairmen and Members through the Audit Committee Institute (ACI).  To keep up to speed—and prepared for what’s ahead—audit committee and board members look to KPMG’s ACI for real-world insights from seasoned peers and global business leaders. ACI provides directors with practical insights, resources, and peer-exchange opportunities focused on strengthening oversight of financial reporting and audit quality, and the array of challenges facing boards and businesses today – from risk and compliance, to strategy, talent, and long-term performance. ACI’s Audit Committee Roundtable Series, Annual Issues Conference, Quarterly Audit Committee Webcast, and other educational resources help board members learn what other boards and directors are doing to be effective in their roles. 

Padilla CRT


PadillaCRT is an employee-owned, strategic communications firm with headquarters in Minneapolis and an office in New York City. Our services include corporate and investor communications, creative, and digital and social media. Clients include 3M, BASF, Allianz Life, Be The Match, Cargill, Coppertone, Glastron, Four Winns, Land O’Lakes, Merck, Rockwell Automation, SAP and UnitedHealth Group.

PwC PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we have served more than 35% of the FORTUNE® 1000 and Global 500 companies. We also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.


Twin Cities Business Magazine Twin Cities Business is Minnesota’s leading provider of business news, insight, and analysis through a monthly magazine, twice-weekly e-newsletter, daily online news stories, events, and an annual business information guide. Along with our readers, we get to know the personalities of our region’s most influential leaders, exploring the “how” behind their success, strategies, and solutions. We discuss today’s most pressing issues, examine trends and outlooks, and provide the content, perspective, and information leaders have come to depend upon.