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Minnesota Lawyer names 2022 In-House Counsel honorees

Minnesota Lawyer is pleased to announce the 2022 In-House Counsel honorees. These lawyers, who work in-house in both the public and private sectors, will be feted in an April 21 breakfast and celebration at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens in Brooklyn Park. This year’s class of 20 attorneys is being recognized in the following seven categories:


Lifetime Achievement


Jill Coyle

Independent School District 196


Todd Goderstad

Ames Construction Co.


Health Care            


Scott Lynch

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota


Janna Severance

Presbyterian Homes & Services




Ann Bloodhart

Metropolitan Council


Niel Willardson

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Private Company with annual revenues over $500M


Laura Graf

Ryan Cos.


Renee Jackson

Jostens Inc.


Starkey Legal Department

Starkey Laboratories Inc.


Private Company with annual revenues up to $500M


Kathy Bray

SFM Mutual Insurance Company


Spiwe Jefferson



Public Company


Michael Auger

Ever-Green Energy


Ilyse Goldsmith

U.S. Bank


Ben Omorogbe



Eric Rucker

3M Co.


Alexandria Reyes Schroeder

Wells Fargo


Emily Wessels

General Mills


Sarah Whiting  

Allete Inc.


Rising Star


Ben Grannon

Sherman Associates


Robert Maloney




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