Monthly Archive: November 2017

Check out this great profile on Minnesota Housing Partnership’s new leader, Anne Mavity!

“During these conversations, I was so moved by the optimism and perseverance of individuals that were facing so many challenges on a daily basis, just to find a place to sleep, basic shelter to stay warm and food to eat. Once you learn someone’s story, meet them as a person and not as a statistic, it takes this conversation beyond the numbers and into a deep understanding of the human costs of our inaction.”

CohenTaylor is proud to have recently placed Mavity is her new role at MHP. Click the link to learn about the experiences and vision that guide her work:



CohenTaylor is pleased to announce Missions Inc.’s new CEO, Jim Steinhagen

Already a seasoned and accomplished leader, Jim Steinheigen will continue to make strides in his new role as CEO of Missions Inc. Programs, a nonprofit social service organization working to make change possible for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence, addiction and alcoholism, or illness and disability. The organization affects positive change through six programs located in Plymouth and St. Paul, MN. These programs provide safety, housing and support services to over 3,600 men, women and children each year.

Before his role at Missions Inc., Steinhagen was Vice President of the Betty Ford Center for three years. Prior to his time at the Betty Ford Center, Steinhagen was Vice President of Hazelden’s youth services in Plymouth, Minnesota. Steinhagen has over four decades of experience in the field of addiction treatment. Earlier in his career, he lived in Sweden for five years, working as a consultant, and supporting Minnesota Model treatment programs focused on target populations of youths, individuals with criminal histories, and mothers with children.

Steinhagen holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Master’s degree Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University.

Jim Steinhagen begins his new role as CEO at Missions Inc. today.



CohenTaylor is pleased to announce ARRM’s new CEO, Sue Schettle!


Sue Schettle is starting an exciting new chapter of her career by joining ARRM as its new CEO. ARRM is a nonprofit association of more than 200 providers, businesses and advocates dedicated to leading the advancement of home and community-based services supporting people living with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives. ARRM is lucky to have such a dedicated and talented CEO, with an impressive track record of success.

Warren Wolfe’s 2012 Star Tribune article, “Making Decisions for loved one’s final days,” highlights Schettle’s dedication to public service, often in the face of difficult odds. He explains, “Schettle has spent the past three years coordinating an ambitious campaign to help Minnesotans make better end-of-life medical choices.” He is referring to her tenure as CEO of the Twin Cities Medical Society, a role that she held for ten years.Twin Cities Medical Society is a membership organization representing physicians, medical students and residents who live or work in the 7-county metro area.

Schettle begins her new role at ARRM on today.


As the fourth part of CohenTaylor’s series of executive searches for Director of Development positions at the UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, today we’re announcing our search for the DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Director of Development, Opus College of Business 

Universities can stimulate the mind, benefit surrounding communities, and provide unforgettable and life-changing experiences to students of all ages—with a strong development team, even more so. In partnership with the University of St. Thomas, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a series of searches for Director of Development positions at the University of St. Thomas. When you join the University Development and Alumni Relations team, you will be part of a best in class operation supporting a dynamic, growing global community of 10,000 mission-driven and enthusiastic students and faculty.

You will also become part of Minnesota’s largest private university, with campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rome, and students from 50 states and 63 countries. Your role will allow the University of St. Thomas’ fervent school spirit to thrive, and it will support the sustained success of 140 student organizations, 20 varsity sports teams, and 40 club sports. Through your work, the University of St. Thomas will continue to boast a global reach, and to send more than half of its undergraduate students to study outside of the country.

After announcing our searches for the next Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of Planned Giving, we’re excited to announce or next search: Director of Development, Opus College of Business.

The Opus College of Business, ranked as the #1 Part-Time MBA Program in Minnesota by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, is the only private accredited business school in the state. Offering undergraduate degrees that enroll 43% of St. Thomas’ undergraduate students; part-time, full-time and executive MBA programs; four specialized Masters programs; various graduate certificates; and the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, the College has prepared its more than 17,000 alumni to become leaders in the business community locally and beyond. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the Opus College of Business develops effective, principled business leaders who think globally, act ethically and create enduring value for society.

The Director of Development, Opus College of Business (OCB) reports to the Associate Vice President of Development, in close cooperation with the Dean of the Opus College of Business, and is a member of the University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) division. The Director of Development, OCB advances relationships between prospective donors and the OCB for the purpose of securing major gift commitments ($50,000 or more).  The Director of Development, OCB directs and coordinates fundraising efforts for OCB and manages institution-wide fundraising activities within the college. S/he works to identify and cultivate sources of funding, by planning and implementing short, medium, and long-term (3 year) fundraising strategies and programs, to meet the current and future needs of OCB. This position is physically located within the OCB in Minneapolis, but will also frequently attend meetings on the St. Paul campus.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years development experience, knowledge of higher education and business and/or business schools, proven leadership ability and a highly collaborative leadership style, and demonstrated experience planning and implementing strategies for moving donors from identification to solicitation, and ultimately, the proven ability to secure major gifts from individuals.


For more information on the position, please inquire at

All inquiries will remain confidential.

To view the full position profile for the Director of Planned Giving, please click here.