Strategy & Advocacy Advisory Board
NRRI's Advisory Board represents a blend of stakeholders and community leaders. Their purpose is to inform, guide and advise NRRI leadership in pursuing mission-focused initiatives.
Andrea Schokker, PhD, P.E., LEED AP
Board Focus: Materials and Commercialization
Mike Mlinar, Retired Mining Manager, Board Trustee at Mesabi Trust
Board Focus: Minerals, environmental, and administrative
Yvonne Prettner Solon, Consultant on energy policy, former State Senator representing District 7 and Lt. Governor for State of Minnesota.
Board Focus: Yvonne is focused on the NRRI Charter and legislative and agency engagement.
Nels Ojard, President / CEO, Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc.
Board Focus: Supporting NRRI’s work in advancing the value chain of Minnesota’s economy is important part of my service commitment to this dynamic institution. NRRI is truly working to create the economy of the future and I am pleased to be a part of that opportunity.