Board of Directors

Our chapter is governed by our Board of Directors.  The board meets monthly.

Meet the ISM-Twin Cities Board

Kent Kolstad

Kent Kolstad, CPSM, C.P.M.


Current Company: Winnebago Ind

Current Position: Enterprise Sourcing Manager

Years as a board member: 6

Why are you involved with ISM leadership?

To pass on what I have learned and advance the practice of supply management to the next generation.  Also, it is important to network and develop strong connections in the Twin Cities.

Fun facts about Kent:

I love home construction and designed and built my last 3 homes

Alan Harah

Alan Harrah

First Vice President

Current Company: Daikin Applied

Current Position: Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing

Years as board member: 4 years

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?

Because I am passionate about personal development, networking with other supply chain executives, and staying on top of the latest industry trends.

Fun facts about Alan:

Alan went to the REAL UOM (Michigan), he loves tennis, and he’s the best pickleball player in his family!

Gary Buescher

Gary Buescher

Second Vice President

Current Company: Gopher Sport

Current Position: Vice President of Procurement and Manufacturing

Years as board member: 2 years

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?

To collaborate with other Twin Cities supply chain leaders to learn, grow, and keep abreast of evolving supply chain developments and best practices.

Fun fact about Gary:

I play the accordian (my mother had aspirations that I would join Lawrence Welk some day)

Peggy Sowden

Peggy Sowden

Past President

Current Company: Stratasys Inc. 

Current Position: US Regional Indirect Sourcing Manager

Years as board member: 8 years

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?

I love to learn about what is new in our industry.  Being in the leadership in the TC organization helps keep the opportunity for learning about my profession and to be connected to other procurement professionals alive in the Twin Cities

Fun fact about Peggy:

Peggy is dedicated to raising funds to end breast cancer through walking the Susan G Komen 3 Day.

Nick Fuhry

Nick Fuhry


Current Company: Boston Scientific

Current Position: IT Global Sourcing Manager

Years as board member: 1 Year

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?

To influence the program offerings that can bring benefit to the numerous Sourcing Professionals throughout the Twin Cities.

Fun fact about Nick:

I once won a table tennis tournament at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Jovelyn Larson

Jovelyn Larson


Current Company: Finance and Banking

Current Position: Lead Negotiator and Strategic Sourcing Partner

Years as board member: 2

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?: I have a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as it gives me a deep appreciation for how nonprofit organizations like ISM seek to improve the skills of sourcing/procurement professionals to help them become leaders who can deliver high valued services to their business partners that drives organization and business performance. 

Fun fact about Jovelyn: I love singing karaoke. I can speak 7 local dialects of the Phillippines.

VT Rajeshnath

VT Rajeshnath


Current Company:  Pentair PLC

Title:  Vice President Supply Chain

Shane Ahlbrecht

Shane Ahlbrecht


Current Company: Fastenal

Current Position: Supply Chain Consultant

Years as board member: 1 year

Why you are involved with ISM leadership? I’m very interested in understanding supply chain and procurement best practices. I also enjoy sharing this information with peers in the industry and learning from their point of view. ISM is a great organization that is a cross-section of different levels of experience, industries, and ideas.

Fun fact about Shane: I played amateur Town Team Baseball for 17 years


Todd Bauman


Todd Bauman is a self-proclaimed supply chain geek who has been a strategic leader within the supply chain space for over 25 years. Experience in industries like medical device, electronics, food, and industrial manufacturing has given rise to skills which help him to anticipate potential obstacles and risks, and to creatively problem solve and identify paths to success. Todd is known for his strategic and authentic leadership which are critical skills developed by his experiences and education. Todd has a passion to learn and is a catalyst for change because of his love for teaching, coaching, and mentoring people which is important to help others identify and maximize their strengths and potential.

Todd’s educational background consists of a Doctorate in Business Administration in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management from Capella University, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a BA in Management from Bethel College. Todd is also on the Board of Directors with the APICS organization and holds the designation of Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Randy Christoffersen

Randy Christoffersen

Executive Director

Current Company: ISM-Twin Cities & The TPD Group, LLC

Current Position:  Executive Director of ISM-Twin Cities & Sr. Account Manager for the TPD Group

Years as board member:  I have been part of the ISM-Leadership team for 6 1/2 years.

Why you are involved with ISM leadership?

ISM is a great organization to keep current on the best practices in our field and build a strong network of colleagues to support my professional and personal growth.  I enjoy mentoring and discussing current challenges with both those new to our profession and those who have been in supply management for many years.

Fun fact about Randy:

In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding, visiting state parks, and visiting my two granddaughters in Madison, WI.  I am an avid American history fan and have read many books, especially on the Civil War and World War II.

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