Board Members

Terri Thao (Board Chair): Ms. Thao is a program officer at Nexus Community Partners, an intermediary community development and funding organization that provides programs in several commercial districts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Victor Vong Lee (Board Vice Chair): Mr. Lee has more than 15 years of small business management experience as a business owner. He is also an independent policy consultant to the nonprofit and small business sectors.

Khue Yang (Board Treasurer): Mr. Yang is the Vice President-Commercial Loans at Sunrise Banks, a community bank. He has over 15 years of commercial banking experience, managing a $50 million loan portfolio and serving small businesses. He is an active volunteer and serves on the board of several community organizations.

David Kang: Mr. Kang is a media and communications producer and filmmaker. David has more than 10 years’ experience working in the Twin Cities creative and nonprofit community. His work history includes management in small business and nonprofit.

Shane Liberda: Mr. Liberda is Vice President, CM Group Manager at U.S. Bank. He has 16 years of lending, financial analysis and advisory experience with individuals and their closely held corporations. He oversees a team responsible for banking advisory services to more than 1,500 small business relationships representing more than $450 million.

Leo Treadway: Mr. Treadway is semi-retired, and serves as Development Director for “The Rose Ensemble,” a Saint Paul based choral organization. Leo has worked for Mu Performing Arts, the annual Dragon Festival, and other Asian-Pacific community organizations. Leo also chairs the Uganda Project Team, an initiative of the Saint Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church, that aims to support GLBT persons in Uganda.