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Minnesota Public Radio Elects Trustees

Dwyer, Taylor named to board

Minnesota Public Radio has elected Jim Dwyer and Jean Taylor to its board of trustees.

Dwyer is chairman and CEO of Michael Foods. Previously, he held senior executive positions in general management, marketing, merger integration and e-commerce for major consumer brand companies, including Ahold USA, Tropicana/PepsiCo, P&G and Kraft.

Dwyer has been an MPR member since 2010 and has been involved in philanthropic organizations, including the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, the Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and the United Way.

Taylor is president of strategy and consulting firm Life is Now and a principal at Middle A Restaurants. She also is chair of the board at eTouchMenu. Previously, she served as CEO and President of Taylor Corp. An active participant in the Twin Cities nonprofit community, Taylor currently serves on the boards of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Glen A. Taylor Foundation, and has previously served on the boards of the Minnesota Private College Council, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation and Augsburg College, according to a release.

Taylor has been an MPR member since 1991 and a Leadership Circle member since 2003.

Minnesota Public Radio operates a 44-station radio network serving most of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states.