Don had over thirty years experience in the public sector, including twelve years in park and recreation and eighteen years in municipal budget and finance. As the Assistant Superintendent for Development, Don managed the $8 million dollar enterprise operations for the Minneapolis park system and developed many new income generating initiatives. Don also did all the negotiations with private vendors on joint public-private ventures. Don also served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administration for Minneapolis Parks, overseeing Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Risk Management, Communications and Customer Service. In addition, Don was appointed annually as the Secretary to the Board for eight years, overseeing Park Commission agendas, minutes, data practices and communications.
· Oversaw operations for seven golf courses, two ice arenas, special events and permits functions, athletic field development and maintenance, vendor contracts, a 2,015 stall pay parking system, water parks, beaches, winter recreation and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
· Developed the process to select and manage three private food concessions for the Minneapolis Park system (The Tin Fish, Sea Salt Eatery and Bread and Pickle) concessions generated $1.2 million in income to Minneapolis Parks in 2012.
· Developed grant proposals for the Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant program that provided $1.6 million dollars in grant awards in 2009, 2010, 2011.
· Secured sponsorship agreements for Minneapolis Parks in excess of $1.5 million dollars.
· Brought in new events to the Minneapolis Park system including; the US Pond Hockey Championship, the Loppet Cross Country Ski Race and the Minneapolis Bike Tour.
· Developed and managed a 50 acre youth athletic complex at Fort Snelling which generated $200,000 in user fees in 2011.
· Negotiated the lease agreement for a 48,000 square foot community center facility in the Phillips neighborhood that combines recreation programming and social service agencies in a unique partnership.
· Developed and managed an exclusive catering contract at Nicollet Island Pavilion which generates $350,000 in net income to the Minneapolis Park system annually.
· Developed and managed youth athletic facilities including; Frank Quilici Baseball Field (2010), Northeast Baseball Field (2011), Pearl Baseball Field (2011), Van Cleve Baseball Field (2010), Bottineau Baseball Field (2011) and three artificial turf soccer/football fields (2007-2010).
· Developed and managed the parking system for the Minneapolis park system increasing net income from $50,000 in 1999 to $1 million dollars in 2011.
· Re-developed the Wirth Park winter recreation program that included cross country skiing, snowboarding and tubing operations.
· Managed an annual one million dollar capital investment program for enterprise activities of the Minneapolis park system.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota
Master’s of Public Administration, Arizona State University
Owner/Partner – Foursome Golf Management Group, LLC – Manage the golf operations of Como and Phalen Golf Courses for the City of St. Paul (2014- 2020)
Owner – Minnesota Partnerships, LLC – develop grants for youth athletic facilities, negotiate cell tower leases for Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools (2011- 2020)
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - 1999 to 2011 – Assistant Superintendent for Development and Administration
City of Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1993 to 1999 – Budget Director
City of Davenport, Iowa - 1989 to 1993 – Budget Director
City of Glendale, Arizona - 1982 to 1989 – Intern, Management Analyst
Zach currently oversees all projects for Minnesota Partnerships following the passing of his father and founder of Minnesota Partnerships, Don Siggelkow.
Zach joined the MN Partnerships team after graduating from St. Cloud State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sports Management with a minor in Marketing, as well as a Master's of Science in Educational Administration and Leadership. Zach was also a member of the SCSU baseball team that reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the five seasons he served as a pitcher for the Huskies.
Zach and Don worked together on a Facilities Benchmarking Report and Audit for the Osseo Area Schools while also working together at Como Golf Course leading the management efforts. Zach still works as a Golf Course Operations Manager under the Foursome Golf Management umbrella which currently operates Como and Phalen Golf Courses (City of St. Paul) and Castlewood Golf Course (City of Forest Lake).
Bachelor of Science, Recreation and Sports Management, St. Cloud State University
Master’s of Science, Educational Administration and Leadership, St. Cloud State University
Golf Course Operations Manager – Foursome Golf Management Group, LLC (2020-Current)
Marketing and Communications Manager – Minnesota Partnerships, LLC (2019-2020)
Owner - ZES Management, LLC. (2020-Current)
Assistant Baseball Coach - St. Anthony Village High School (2020-Current)
Strategic Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant - St. Cloud State University (2018-2019)
District Athletics Administration Intern - Minneapolis Public Schools (2017)
Corporate Hospitality Intern - Ryder Cup - Hazeltine National Golf Course (2016)
Trent Tucker is a seasoned leader and champion for youth education, athletics and well-being. He currently serves as Spokesperson and Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Hunger Impact Partners amplifying their mission to increase access to nutritious meals for children who are struggling with food insecurity.
Tucker was most recently the District Athletic Director for the Minneapolis Public Schools. He was responsible for the management of facilities and infrastructure, operating budget, fundraising and stakeholder engagement. He oversaw more than 6,000 student athletes in 29 schools, and managed a team of nearly 700 professionals. Under his leadership, student-athlete graduation rates and GPAs significantly improved, participation increased, and the athletic department secured more than $2M in grants and donations through various fundraising initiatives. Additionally, he partnered with several community organizations and businesses - including Adidas, Hennepin Youth Sports, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, National Sports Center, Target, Toyota, and TRIA - giving student-athletes access to onsite trainers, uniforms, equipment and best-in-class facilities for training and games.
Tucker also served as the Director of Community Outreach and Youth Development at the University of Minnesota. In this role, he proactively engaged members of the community to support youth programs and educational opportunities. He also launched the Trent Tucker University Scholars, a successful on-campus youth program offer inner city middle-school students college readiness skills and experience.
Tucker won an NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls in 1993 and was part of the last University of Minnesota Men’s Big Ten Basketball Championship team in 1982. For the past 23 years he’s served as co-host of In The Zone, a weekly sports radio show.
Tucker serves on the board of the National Sports Center and was the former Ambassador of Minorities in Energy Initiative, STEM Education, as an appointee of the Obama Administration.
Tucker graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Associate Richard Mammen brings over 45 years of practical leadership to Minnesota Partnerships. As an elected school board member, a large public agency manager, the founder/director of innovative non-profit agencies and professional consultant to dozens of private and public organizations., Mammen provides perspective, skills and relationships that can attract critical resources and support.
During his career Richard has generated and/or been responsible for the development of multiple millions of dollars in youth focused funding from all levels of public agencies. As a social entrepreneur and active board member he prepared and advanced funding from national and local private foundations as well. Mammen’s ability to match mission with appropriate partnerships is evidenced throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan community.
Mammen began his career leading youth outreach programs with the YMCA; leaving to found a day treatment center and other initiatives serving serious juvenile offenders in Hennepin County, In 1986, he was selected by Mayor Donald Fraser to establish and lead the intergovernmental Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board. Seeking new challenges, Mammen co-founded Change Inc. in 1993 where he incubated other youth development initiatives and provided consultant services to over 40 partner organizations and institutions. In 2005 he was recruited to serve as the citywide manager of Recreation Services for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, which he left after being elected to the Minneapolis Board of Education in 2010. Mammen’s career path continues toward respectful partnerships that enhance community and social justice.
Michael Turnbull has been working in the golf industry for 43 years.
He has served as Head Golf Professional/Golf Course Manager at two municipal facilities: Balboa Park GC for the City of San Diego and Baker National GC for Hennepin Parks.
Michael served on the MN PGA Board of Directors for 10 years and is a past president of the President of the Midwest Public Golf Course Manager's Association.
He was also WCCO TV Player of the Week for the week of September 17, 1971.
Golf course feasibility and operational analysis are just two of the areas in which Michael specializes.