Anderson Center Leadership Team
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
Pam believes in giving back to the community
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,
settled in Albany with her husband and son. She enjoys
yoga, loves to travel, and spending time with her very large extended
family and friends.