MEET THE JUDGES /

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Amy Ronneberg

CEO, Be The Match

As CEO of National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®, Amy leads an organization of more than 1,300 professionals and 3,000 volunteers, fighting so all people, irrespective of background, get the cell therapy they need.

Ronneberg joined the NMDP/Be The Match in July 2013 as the chief financial officer. Along with her finance duties, Ronneberg was also president of Be The Match BioTherapies business and led new business development while overseeing the development and delivery of a strategic plan to grow and expand our portfolio of product offerings.

She has won several awards including MSPBJ Forty Under 40, Tiffany & Co.’s Community Hero, MSPBJ CFO of the Year, MSPBJ Top Women in Business and Finance and Commerce’s Top Women in Finance.

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Lili Hall

Founder and CEO, KNOCK inc.

Lili Hall is Founder, CEO and President of KNOCK, inc., a Minneapolis-based independent creative agency leading strategic brand development and design thinking on a national and international scale. She founded KNOCK in 2001 with a commitment to impeccable client service and a nimble response to new entrepreneurial opportunities. Lili’s teams design powerful experiences that matter — connecting customers to brands in all categories and disciplines. Additionally, she owns two sister companies: TREAT AND COMPANY, a strategic design studio; and NEIGHBOR, a video and animation company.

Named one of EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women, and Most Admired CEO by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Lili measures success not only in the culture, growth and profitability of her company, but in the impact it makes on communities — both at home and around the world.

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Rick Lampton

Duluth Restaurateur

Rick Lampton was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and raised in Chisholm, Minnesota. After high school, he moved back to the Fargo area to attend college. Once graduated, he set his sights on the Duluth, Minnesota area where he resides today.

Rick is the Managing Partner of Grizzly’s, 7 West Taphouse, 310 Pub, Boulder Taphouse, Blue Rock Coffee and Wine Cafe, Superior Auctions, and Weeping Willow Heartfelt Gifts.