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Jillpine Advisory Board

The Advisory Board was created to provide experienced advice, creative ideas, connections,

professional support, thought partnership, and collegiality to Meghan during the start-up phase and first projects of Jillpine. Advisory Board members are volunteers with no financial or organizational

responsibilities or accountability. At the end of a meeting, Advisory Board members should be able to say, "I learned a lot, I felt useful, and I had fun - and I helped create the vision of Jillpine and its projects."



Mike Fischer, senior vice president of LHB, Inc. (architects and engineers), brings together the talents of architects, landscape architects, planners, interior designers, and engineers into a studio-based culture to create regenerative communities using a research-based design approach. His leadership skills help clients with strategic planning, city planning, real estate development, and Tax Increment Finance analysis. He is an Edina city councilor and secretary of Edina's Housing & Redevelopment Authority.


Scott Tankenoff serves as the managing partner of Hillcrest Development, LLLP, a third-generation family real estate business. He leads Hillcrest Development’s team of professionals in the successful redevelopment, renovation and transformation of commercial properties.

Susan Hammel, CFA, translates between mission-driven change-makers and expert investors. Susan began her career at Prudential Impact Investments where she managed an $88 million impact portfolio and obtained her CFA® . Susan’s Harvard MPP and philosophy degree from Carleton College inspired her to leave Wall Street and use her financial acumen to help mission-driven organizations. Since 1998 Susan is Founder and CEO of Cogent Consulting, PBC, where she and her team build bridges between philanthropy and traditional finance, serving foundations across the country who want to do good well. For a fifth year, Susan is Minnesota Council on Foundations Executive in Residence for impact investing. Prior to this role, Susan was Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and CFO for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.

Dan Murphy’s 40+ years of experience as a structural engineer comprises a broad range of structural design systems, materials, and delivery methods. A principal of the firm since 1982, Dan served as MBJ’s CEO/President from 1995 to 2021. In his current role as Senior Principal, Dan is committed to serving MBJ’s legacy clients, building new strategic relationships, and mentoring young engineering professionals. Dan is a member of the Structural Advisory Committee for Building Codes and Standards for the state of Minnesota and is a past member of the State’s board of registration for professional licensing (AELSLAGID). He is a Past National Director and Past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota and a past board member of ACE Mentor Program of America. In 2006, he was the American Institute of Architects-Minnesota Special Award honoree for his “significant contribution to the built environment” as a structural engineer.

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