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Anderson Center Leadership Team

Scott Anderson Scott Anderson – MBA

Scott serves as a volunteer Board Chair for the Center. He is a grandson of the late Harold Anderson, the founder of the Anderson Center. Beginning his career by washing trucks at Anderson Trucking Service when he was 17 years old, Scott is proud he has been given the opportunity to work in the family business. After graduating from college, Scott worked at St. Cloud Truck Sales, a freightliner dealership, as a leasing manager for 120 trucks. Over the years, Scott worked in various positions within ATS and St. Cloud Truck Sales, including serving as the Director of Safety for ATS where he managed Safety, Risk Management, Claims, Recruiting, and Leasing.

Today, Scott is the Vice President of Risk Management and Driver Services for ATS. While retaining his previous responsibilities, Scott now assists in planning, directing, monitoring, and controlling strategic efforts to ensure the future and continued success and profitability of the company. As an active member of the community, Scott serves on the board of directors for Westwood Community Church, where he and his family are members.

Scott graduated with a degree in finance from St. Cloud State University, where he also earned his Master of Business Administration degree.

Scott lives with his wife Myndee and three children in St. Augusta, Minnesota.  He enjoys fishing, hunting, playing golf with Myndee, going to Twins games, and spending time with his kids.

Shelly Bauerly Kopel – MBA, M.Ed, Ph.D.

Shelly serves as the Volunteer President for the Anderson Center. She is a certified Discussion Leader for the Center and a FranklinCovey-certified facilitator. She serves as a Discussion Leader for the Governance Forum. When asked about the role of the Anderson Center, Shelly said, "I believe that people can make all the difference in an organization and I'm particularly interested in the role of leadership development and management education in shaping and growing organizations."

Shelly is a Partner with Granite Equity Partners and previously served as the Managing Partner for Venture Allies, LLC, and the Program Director in a leadership development program at the University of Minnesota.

Shelly holds a Masters in Education degree from Harvard, an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota. Shelly serves on the College of St. Benedict Board of Trustees and on the Event Committee of the Women's Fund, for which she is a founding member. She served on the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Board for nine years, including two years each in the roles of Vice Chair and Chair. In addition, Shelly volunteers at St. Patrick's Church, St. John's Area School. She is a Leader in Giving for the United Way.

Shelly lives in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, with her husband Scott and their two children. She enjoys biking, playing tennis, long walks in the woods, and anything that involves her children.

Rebecca Gross Rebecca Gross

Rebecca joined the Anderson Center in March of 2013 as Forum Coordinator. Originally from Cottage Grove, Minn., Rebecca settled in St. Cloud after graduating Magna Cum Laude with majors in communication and psychology from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2012. Her work for the Center includes coordinating and assisting in the processes related to forum planning and execution. Rebecca communicates daily with venue liaisons, Forum and Discussion Leaders and registered forum participants.

Throughout her college career at St. Ben's, Rebecca participated in two communication-related internships, which were through the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. She also volunteered and studied abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for a semester in 2011.

Today, Rebecca is an active volunteer in the Central Minnesota community. She joined the College of Saint Benedict Board of Alumnae in July of 2015, serving on the Resource Development Committee. She has also served on the planning committee for the Paramount Center for the Arts' Annual Fundraiser, Autumn Moon, for two years. 

On the weeknights, she teaches both recreational and competitive dance to students in the St. Cloud area. Besides dance, Rebecca enjoys music, yoga, painting, fishing with her family, and traveling with friends.

Pam Marthaler Pam Marthaler

Pam joined the Anderson Center in September 2016 as the Client Coordinator. She has a varied background in project management, client relations, development, and event planning.  Pam has a strong passion for always providing an exceptional experience to her clients, and strives to make sure they are always left with a smile. She graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.

Pam’s career has spanned over 15 years in client relations, including multiple roles at Sprint in customer service, sales support and project management, during which time she supported multiple Fortune 500 companies. Most recently her work in fundraising and development for the March of Dimes, where she had the great pleasure of working closely with many local business leaders through different facets of the board, committees and supporters of the organization.

Pam believes in giving back to the community she grew up in and has volunteered with many organizations locally through the years including Junior Achievement, United Way, and Habitat for Humanity. One of Pam’s biggest passions has been as a parent mentor and volunteer with the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program in conjunction with the St. Cloud Hospital, where she provides emotional support and advice to parents with a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her son was a micro preemie, born at 23 weeks, who spent 4 months there and is now a healthy thriving preschooler.

Originally from the St. Cloud area, she has settled in Albany with her husband and son. She enjoys cooking, yoga, loves to travel, and spending time with her very large extended family and friends.

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