Jamie Henkemeyer ’00, 39, is a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, a national accounting firm. He is a volunteer with the United Way of Central Minnesota, Rotary Club of St. Cloud, St. Cloud park and recreation advisory board and youth hockey and football. He majored in chemistry and accounting.
Kris Nelson ’98, 39, is owner of Custom Accents Promotions and Apparel, a Waite Park-based promotions and wearables company. She also as board chair of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce. She has volunteered with the United Way of Central Minnesota and Westwood Community Church. She majored in marketing.
Matt Nikodym ’03, 35, is vice president of wealth management at the St. Cloud office of UBS, a Swiss global financial services company. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota, United Arts of Central Minnesota, Central Minnesota Builders Association and the Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club. He majored in finance.
“These three are doing great work as leaders who also give back to the community,” said St. Cloud State President Earl H. Potter III. “Their recognition as young leaders is an affirmation of our university’s dedication to training community business leaders.”
Past alumni honorees
> 2012 Katrina Pierson ’06, Melinda Tamm ’04
> 2010 Mike Meyer ’94
> 2009 Sandy Hansen ’94, Jennifer Mrozek ’96; Jody Sayre ’98
> 2007 Eric Brown ’12, Rob Weber ’08
> 2006 Ryan Weber ’03
> 2005 Shawn Petersen ’99, Brian Schoenborn ’92
St. Cloud State alumni were joined on the list by Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily program specialist Dawn Moen and Village Family Service Center clinical manager Amber Morrighan.
“The individuals that receive this award will be the ones that ensure Central Minnesota continues to thrive and prosper for generations to come,” said Times Publisher Melinda Vonderahe, in the Times story announcing the honorees. “By recognizing these leadership traits and characteristics, it helps reinforce the behavior, retain these people in our marketplace and encourage more of this proactive generosity of time and talent in our region.”
The Times has been naming the Central Minnesota’s top business leaders younger than 40 for the past 10 years.