On behalf of our client, the Loppet Foundation, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Executive Director.

October 12, 2020    

Since its start in 2002, the Loppet Foundation (the Loppet) has become the leading endurance-based outdoor activity organization in Minneapolis. The Loppet’s goal is getting people outside and active and creating passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area, focusing on underserved youth and families. In addition to hosting races, clinics, lessons, events, and more, the Loppet also ensures there are great spaces for people to be active outside, maintaining and improving miles of mountain bike and ski trails and planting hundreds of trees in its home base, Theodore Wirth Park, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. In Wirth Park, the Loppet operates The Trailhead, a home base for trail running, mountain biking, skiing, orienteering, snowshoeing, par 3 golf, snow tubing, and more. The Trailhead is the catalyst for expanded youth programming and greater connection between the park and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Loppet Foundation is seeking an inclusive, visionary leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Dually tasked with leading the operations and the growth of the organization, this Executive Director will set a clear future vision for the organization and its unique business model, continue to build infrastructure and systems for sustainability, and chart the path forward across all programs. The successful candidate will be inspirational – leading by example with passion, authenticity, and inclusivity to encourage and promote endurance and silent sports among participants of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds.

The Loppet Foundation builds community invested in our children, our parks, ourselves, and each other and makes sure that everyone—of any background, age, or ability—can be part of the adventure. This is an incredible opportunity to assume leadership of a highly-respected nonprofit organization in a city known for leading the world in year-round outdoor activities.