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November Board Member Spotlight

This month, we spotlight our Director at Large, Katie Hoffer!

"Passionate about turning challenges into victories, I hold a degree in chemical engineering and started my career in the packaging industry.  While on a customer visit involving the packaging of Haagen Dazs ice cream bars, I fell in love with manufacturing and have since spent the rest of my career as a project manager and leader in the food and beverage industry.  Much of my career was spent at Malt-O-Meal/Post Consumer Brands but I have worked on the vendor side while at Powder Process Solutions and am currently at Cybertrol Engineering, a small controls systems integrator.  

A highlight of my career was managing a multi-million dollar cereal expansion.  The highs and low of the project were all made worthwhile by watching the first saleable case of cinnamon toast cereal roll off the production line.  I thrive in a role that evolves daily, presenting new and unexpected challenges.  Problem-solving and delivering excellent results are not just tasks for me; they are my passion and specialty.

Valuing teamwork, honest and integrity, I live by the mantra "Tell the truth and tell it early", instilled by a mentor of mine.  My involvement with PMI-MN has been transformative, providing invaluable networking opportunities, practical seminar takeaways and connections with individuals committed to personal growth and service.  The most fulfilling aspect is investing in others, reciprocating the investment made in me.

Beyond my professional commitments, I find joy in volunteering with PMI-MN and PEO International.  Traveling and quality time with my husband top my list of leisure activities, and I like to spend time with my two grown daughters whenever possible.  Staying active through fitness, being outdoors whenever possible and indulging in my hobbies of cooking and reading round out my interests."

Thank you Katie for all your contribution and hard work for PMI MN!