Native yellow sunflowers in a field
Dick Brainerd

Richard “Dick” Brainerd

Human Resources Chair

Richard “Dick” Brainerd has been a consultant in human resources and a former human resources executive and educator. He is a business and economics graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. His volunteer affiliations include: trustee of the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota chapter of the Nature Conservancy; board member and past president of the League of Minnesota Cities; trustee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation; past chair and member of the board  North Central Blood Services Region, American Red Cross; board member of Conservation Minnesota; past president of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources; and city council member of the City of Mahtomedi. He’s an avid cyclist, birder, hiker, cross-country skier (North Shore) and golfer and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Mary and their grown children, Andrew and Mary Angela.