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Welcome New Board of Trustees

Dear MCAD Faculty and Staff,

I hope you are all having a good start to summer. I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees appointed five additional trustees at their meeting earlier this month.

Kristine AndersonKristine Anderson (she/her)

A native of Arizona and California, Kristine believes architecture is storytelling. After graduating from high school, she returned to the Midwest to attend University of Minnesota, where she received her B.A. and Master of Architecture degree. Kristine has received numerous awards for her designs, and her projects have been showcased on the AIA MN Homes by Architects Tour and in local, regional and national publications.

Kristine joined PKA in 2009 and was named a partner in 2014 and managing principal in 2020.  She also served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture within the College of Design at University of Minnesota for more than a decade. She continues to be engaged in the college’s mentor program, inspiring students and instilling confidence, autonomy, and other vital skills. She also provides portfolio reviews and serves as a guest speaker and guest crit for studios, encouraging each student to develop design thinking with thoughtful examination of the work to discover the essential purity of the design.

Jean Freeman (she/her)

Jean FreemanAs Principal and CEO of Zambezi, Jean is leading a highly awarded independent advertising agency that is proudly women-owned.

Jean has successfully grown Zambezi from a startup to what it is today–a thriving agency named Small Agency of the Year by AdAge and a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree. Zambezi clients include TaylorMade, UKG, Google, and Under Armour.

Jean has been named National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Business Owner of the Year. Additionally, Jean has also been included in Adweek’s Women Trailblazers, Campaign US’s 40 over 40, as well as a “Working Mother of the Year” by She Runs It.

Win Hornig (he/him)

Win HornigRaised in Wayzata, MN, Win moved to New York after graduating from Carleton College in 2005. During his decade-long stay, he focused on commercial real estate and finance at financial institutions, including Bear Stearns and JP Morgan. Win furthered his education by earning an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2015, which he pursued part-time while working for a private-equity firm.

In 2016, Win returned to Minnesota to launch RightMove Properties, a company specializing in the ownership and management of multifamily properties in Minneapolis. He is married to Jenny Hornig, a fellow entrepreneur who co-founded SheShe, a print and pattern studio with MCAD alumna Kate Warum ’11, and operates Jenny+Dirk, an interior-design business. Together, they have a three-year-old daughter, Kit, who attends The French Academy, where she enjoys art, soccer, and a wide range of other activities.

Greg McGee (he/him)

Greg McGeeGreg is a director of innovation at UnitedHealthcare. He has led innovation initiatives throughout his career with major brands including UnitedHealth Group, Harley Davidson, LifeTime Fitness, and more. Several years ago he founded and recently sold a start-up to disrupt the print-focused obituary space with a digital-first storytelling platform. He is on the Board of ArtStart, a small, arts-education organization in St. Paul.

Art has always been a big part of Greg’s life. His father went to the Cooper Union in the 1950s, and family time was always filled with art. He has a BFA in Art History, and is also a practicing artist, completing one piece every single day.

Heather Mattera (she/her)

Heather MatteraHeather Mattera has spent much of her life helping people who have been marginalized feel more seen, heard, and understood in our society.

In addition to having devoted herself to raising her two sons, she is a photographer who exhibited most recently in a two-person show, The Weight of it All, in Minneapolis in 2023, and at Open Walls at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in 2020. Through her photography, she works with NGOs and nonprofits to help a variety of people—at-risk kids, unhoused teens, foster care families, women with eating disorders, families with terminally ill children, and more—who create new narratives and ways they can fit into our world.

She founded a scholarship program to help photographers around the world develop their art and opportunities to engage in a craft that is life-enriching and possibly even life-changing. Earlier in her career as a published, licensed, independent therapist, she developed a PTSD treatment program for Desert Storm veterans and an art therapy group for Vietnam vets for the Veterans Administration, and worked on a locked, inpatient, psych unit for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

You can learn more about the full Board of Trustees on our website.

All my best,

Tuesday, May 21