SWBA Leadership:

The SWBA Leadership is composed of a Board of Directors with a maximum of 11 members, and has divided the work of the association into 5 committees. Three committees manage the operations and integrity of the association. The remaining committees are dedicated to addressing legislative issues and managing membership engagement and interactions. Within the members-only section of our site, you can track committee work, access members-only resources and content, and engage with the leadership. If you have any questions, know you can always call or email our staff at info@experiencesouthwest.com or 612-823-3472. 

Board of Directors

Serving Through May 2021


Molly Broder |
Broders Restaurants
Secretary

Molly and her family have grown a set of successful neighborhood institutions throughout the years. Living and working in the Southwest community, she is engaged with local residents and fellow business owners. Molly joined the Board of Directors to help create positive improvements in the business environment in Southwest Minneapolis.


Naomi Strom |
Lake Harriet Florist

Naomi brings a wealth of start-up entrepreneurship experience to the Board. Taking ownership of the little-known florist shop at 50th & Penn, Naomi has quickly grown the business to one with national recognition. Her regional connections, strategic planning experience, and results oriented drive are a true asset to the association.


Tom Meckey |
Berkshire Hathaway

Tom Meckey is a Real Estate Broker specializing in residential home sales, new construction, leasing & property management. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Tom worked in IT Sales and Software Implementation for companies such as Ernst & Young, Amercian Express, and US Bank.  He currently lives in the Lynnhurst Neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis with his family and is active in the community.
 He is a youth basketball coach with the Minneapolis Lakers and volunteers his time as an adult leader with the confirmation program at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Matt Perry |
Twin Cities PC MD

President matt@experiencesouthwest.com

An East Harriet Farmstead resident, Matt saw a need to bring local businesses together to build a stronger identity for the Southwest area a decade ago, and set about founding the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association. What started in a concentrated area along Nicollet Avenue has grown over the last 10 years into an organization servicing a much broader territory with assistance in marketing and regulation. 

Serving Through May 2020


Lonnie McQuirter | 36LYN

A guy who everyone seems to know, Lonnie is the epitome of a local community builder. He works hard to offer quality, locally produced products inside, and to keep area drivers fueled up and ready to go at the pumps. You'll often find him contributing to local events and sponsoring community organizations. 


Whitney Emanuel |
Strategic Visionaries

Whitney brings a wealth of positive energy and strategic thinking to the association. Her vision is to bring sponsorship of association activities from larger corporations to support the locally owned small businesses in our district who use their services. By creating a non-dues funding source, Whitney will bring stability and growth to the association and its members for years to come.


Roger Worm | RWS Inc.

Treasurer roger@experiencesouthwest.com

A long time resident of the Southwest area, Roger brings a passion for our community and an incredible analytical mind. Serving with the organization since its earliest days, he is passionate about common sense approaches to government and assisting our local businesses with grant opportunities.


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