30 Years 30 Heroes: Deborah Dolan

30 Years 30 Heroes: Deborah Dolan

Deborah Dolan, M.A. is the calm in the storm of the frustrating hurdles and challenges that often accompany eldercare. Adult children and family caregivers need guidance with navigating through the maze of Medicare, Medicaid, hospital stays, transitional care,...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Steve Droen

30 Years 30 Heroes: Steve Droen

Steve Droen started his banking career in 1978. We met Steve in 1988 as we opened our first bank account for what was to become CEL Public Relations, Inc. It was Steve’s strong values and ethics, his commitment to family, and his many contributions and involvement...
Who Is Your Hero?

Who Is Your Hero?

Who is your hero? Heroes have a special meaning to each person whose life they impact. Whether they have touched our lives briefly or have been there every step of the way, we all have a hero. Take a moment to think about who that hero is and what they mean to you....
30 Years 30 Heroes: Cindy Lerick

30 Years 30 Heroes: Cindy Lerick

Cindy Lerick is an innovative leader, speaker and trainer for art festivals and events around the world. For two decades, CEL has had the honor of working alongside Cindy as Executive Director of the Uptown Art Fair and President an Executive Director of Cultural...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Sherokee Ilse

30 Years 30 Heroes: Sherokee Ilse

Sherokee Ilse speaks, trains and consults across the globe, as one of the early pioneers in perinatal loss and bereavement. As a parent who has suffered through a miscarriage, a full term stillborn, and an ectopic pregnancy, Sherokee knows the trauma of perinatal loss...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Joe Reilly

30 Years 30 Heroes: Joe Reilly

Joe Reilly’s entrepreneurial story started as a young boy growing up in Chicago and continues today as founder and owner of PCS Human Capital Management. No one can tell his story of integrity, compassion, and risk-taking better than Joe himself. According to Joe, it...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Scott Jackson

30 Years 30 Heroes: Scott Jackson

I remember the first day that I met Scott Jackson. I was in 6th grade and a friend had convinced me to try playing volleyball. I went to the orientation and in walks the entire Varsity team to help us learn skills, talk about what it takes to be a volleyball player...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Ellen Timmerman-Borer

30 Years 30 Heroes: Ellen Timmerman-Borer

Ellen Timmerman-Borer is one of the most sincere advocates and influencers for people with developmental disabilities. We first met Ellen when Hammer, an organization that provides adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its...
30 Years 30 Heroes: John Maxwell

30 Years 30 Heroes: John Maxwell

Author, pastor, and speaker, John Maxwell, has dedicated his life to do what he does best: teach. He states in his website, “My passion in life is growing and equipping others to do remarkable things and lead significant and fulfilled lives.” Just as CEL, his...
30 Years 30 Heroes: LaDonna Hoy

30 Years 30 Heroes: LaDonna Hoy

LaDonna Hoy, also known as “Saint LaDonna” in Minneapolis’ western suburbs, lives as a servant leader and inspires by serving others. Along with being a grandmother of 13, LaDonna is a founder and the executive director of Interfaith Outreach &...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Janeé Harteau

30 Years 30 Heroes: Janeé Harteau

With strength and persistence, Janeé Harteau became the first female police chief in Minneapolis, one of just three overseeing a major American city. Coming from a diverse background, Janeé is known for seeing the “human side” of crime, focusing on making an impact on...
30 Years 30 Heroes: Greg Niemi

30 Years 30 Heroes: Greg Niemi

Greg Niemi’s LinkedIn profile identifies him as “driving high-performance business.” We would add “driving strong values and cultures of integrity, gratitude, and respect.” We first met Greg as President of Nexstar Network, the business networking organization that...