Lee Krueger began with the Saint Paul Port Authority in 2012 and was promoted to president in 2016. Lee brings to this role 30+ years' experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Lee earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Moorhead State University and master's degree in planning from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. Lee also holds a real estate broker's license in Minnesota. He is also actively involved with the Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Association and International Council of Shopping Centers.
Laurie Hansen, CPA
Laurie has been with the Saint Paul Port Authority for close to 20 years. In her role as CFO, she is responsible for all accounting and finance functions. Prior to joining the Saint Paul Port Authority, Laurie worked in public accounting for 3 ½ years and the banking industry for 10 years.
Laurie holds a B.S. in business administration-accounting from the University of Montana and an MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Laurie was awarded CFO of the Year (2013) and Top Women in Finance (2006). On a personal level, Laurie is active in P.E.O. International and serves as president of the Woodbury Chapter.
Monte Hilleman came to Saint Paul Port Authority in 2005. In his role as senior vice president of real estate development, and leader of the development team, Monte is responsible for redeveloping brownfield properties for light industrial use and leading Saint Paul Port Authority’s real estate consulting services across Minnesota.
Monte has an additional 10 years of experience working on brownfield redevelopment and economic development. He holds a B.A. in urban studies from the University of Minnesota and serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council.
Eric joined Saint Paul Port Authority in 2008 and currently serves as the organization's general counsel. In this role, Eric is responsible for legal, compliance and oversight.
Eric brings to his role 26 years of experience. He holds a B.A. from Carleton College and a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline Law School. His awards of distinction include Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Public Lawyer Award of Excellence (2014) and Law and Politics Super Lawyer (2004),
Eric is admitted to practice law in the following courts: State of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He is also actively involved with the following organizations: MSBA, American Bar Association and Twin Cities Carleton College Alumni Association.
Andrea Novak joined Saint Paul Port Authority in 2016. In her role as senior vice president of marketing, Andrea is focused on building transparency in the community through marketing and communication efforts. Andrea brings to this role approximately 20 years of experience in both the nonprofit and financial sectors.
Andrea holds a B.A. in communications from Saint Cloud State University. Andrea also serves as a board member for Meda.
Laurie Siever joined Saint Paul Port Authority in 1981. In her role as senior vice president of external partnerships, Laurie oversees the administrative team, all office operations, data practices requests, technology, benefits, market research, and technology.
A native Eastsider, Laurie attended Saint Catherine's University and received her Human Resources Generalist Certificate from the Univeristy of Minnesota. Laurie is a member of the International Personnel Management Association and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Ann Kosel has held several positions at the Saint Paul Port Authority since 1985, taking a 10 year break from 1998 to 2008. In her current role as executive assistant to the leadership team, Ann provides administrative support and prepares information for monthly board meetings.
Ann brings to her role 20+ years of experience. She received computer training from Globe Business Training and is a Notary Public.