I’m very excited to announce that Jim Bernard has joined the Minnestar board. Jim and I have known each other for years while we worked at BigCharts and MarketWatch. As a result, Jim has heard and been part of Minnestar events from the very beginning when we did a session at minnebar 1! Growing and expanding the Minnestar board has been one my objectives for this year and in the August 10, 2012 meeting Jim officially joined the board.

Jim Bernard is the Sr. Vice President of Digital for the Star Tribune. He sees Minnestar as a key part of the Minnesota technology community:

I’ve been a long-time backer of Minnestar because of what it offers our creative technology community. At every gathering there is a collection of interesting, smart and engaged people who are making things happen. It is the very backbone of what makes Minnesota a unique and valuable place for start-ups and companies who rely on the forward march of technology. I’m delighted to join the board as Minnestar extends and grows this foundation.

On a lighter note Jim is an active blogger. He gave a great talk at Ignite Minneapolis on How to Manage A Softball Team to a Perfect Record. You can find him on Twitter at @bernardjim.

Jim brings a great executive background to Minnestar with a willingness to role up his sleeves and get things done!