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College Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Anoka Technical College Foundation recently welcomed three new members to their board of directors: David Harn, Josh Headlee and Michele Massimino.

David Harn, currently a factory manager with Caterpillar Global Paving, brings more than 24 years of experience to the foundation board, 10 years with Caterpillar and more than 14 years of experience in both automotive and machine trades. A veteran with eight years active service in the Army, Harn holds degrees in Diesel Technology from Central Texas College, Business Management from Illinois State University, Manufacturing Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and Management from Bradley University. Harn also serves on Anoka Technical College Welding Technology Advisory Committee.

Josh Headlee, currently CEO and lead software designer for Accelerated Innovations, brings 15 years of experience architecting and implementing software applications to the foundation board.  His experience includes building an online medical record system for the University of Minnesota Veterinary teaching hospital, serving as a consulting software engineer for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Shavlik Technologies, developing the user interface design and implementation for Microsoft’s Baseline Security Analyzer.

Michele Massimino, currently responsible for manufacturing at Elk River Machine Company, brings 15 years of experience to the foundation board as a manufacturing operations executive with a major focus in Lean enterprise and Lean manufacturing. Massimino began her career with John Deere and has worked in both domestic and international positions for Alcoa, Eaton Automotive and Pentair. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Massimino also serves on the board for the YMCA Youth In Government program and as a coach for the Anoka County Cougars Special Olympics team.

The Anoka Technical College Foundation was established in 1987 to provide support to deserving Anoka Technical College students and college programs. Since 1995, through the generosity of donors, the foundation has provided more than $2,000,000 to support students and college programs.

To learn more about the Anoka Technical College Foundation, please contact the foundation’s director, Cheryl Kish at 763-576-4755 or

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