Michael Vekich, Chair

Trustee Michael Vekich

Congressional District #5

Term Dates: August 24, 2016-June 30, 2022

Michael M. Vekich, St. Louis Park, is CEO of Vekich Chartered in Minneapolis; as well as chairman of HF Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: HFFC), and Home Federal Bank; and former chairman, president and chief operating officer of Skyline Exhibits in Eagan. Widely known as the go-to-guy. He is an experienced senior executive known for innovative and effective leadership of complex organizations. Previously, he was the CEO of Vekich Arkema and Company; Vekich earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Minnesota. He is president of The Bank Holding Company, and chair of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, and serves on a number of corporate and civic boards.

Vekich was a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002, and served as chair for four years. He also was a vice chair of Minnesota Ballpark Authority, member of the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee and a founding member and vice chair of the Minnesota Higher Education Services Council.

Gov. Mark Dayton reappointed Vekich to the Board of Trustees in 2016 for a six-year term ending June 30, 2022.