DECC Board of Directors

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority
Board of Directors

The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center is an authority created by state statute with a Board made up of four members appointed by the Governor of Minnesota and seven members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Duluth.  The Board Members are charged with fiduciary oversight and governance.

ROGER REINERT
President

Appointment: June 13, 2011
Term Expiration: June 30, 2020
Appointed by: Mayor
Governance Committee
Personnel Committee

DON NESS
Vice President

Appointment: May 24, 2016
Term Expiration: June 30, 2019
Appointed by: Mayor
Finance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee – Chair

CRYSTAL PELKEY
Secretary

Appointment: July 1, 2013
Term Expiration: June 30, 2019
Appointed by: Mayor
Finance Committee – Chair
Governance Committee

MARY FINNEGAN-ONGARO
Board Member

Appointment: February 1, 2011
Term Expiration: January 7, 2019
Appointed by: Governor
Governance Committee – Chair
Personnel Committee

GREGORY R. FOX
Board Member

Appointment: June 13, 2001
Term Expiration: January 7, 2019
Appointed by: Governor
Finance Committee
Governance Committee

CARRIE HEFFERNAN
Board Member

Appointment: October 23, 2012
Term Expiration: June 30, 2018
Appointed by: Mayor
Personnel Committee
Strategic Planning Committee

DEBRA J. MESSER
Board Member

Appointment: January 5, 2004
Term Expiration: January 7, 2019
Appointed by: Governor
Governance Committee
Personnel Committee – Chair

KAREN PIONK
Board Member

Appointment: July 1, 2013
Term Expiration: June 30, 2019
Appointed by: Mayor
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee

DAVID M. ROSS
Board Member

Appointment: March 15, 2010
Term Expiration: June 30, 2019
Appointed by: Mayor
Strategic Planning Committee

JAY SEILER
Board Member

Appointment: September 24, 2012
Term Expiration: June 30, 2018
Appointed by: Mayor
Strategic Planning Committee
Personnel Committee

YVONNE PRETTNER SOLON
Board Member

Appointment: October 10, 2000
Term Expiration: January 7, 2019
Appointed by: Governor
Finance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee