BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Schemenauer, Woodbury, MN
Steve Schemenauer has served in the U.S. Army for more than 27 years. He is currently the Brigade Commander for the 347th Regional Support Group in the Minnesota National Guard. Colonel Schemenauer is a graduate of the US Army War College, National Security Fellowship at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also a two-time combat veteran, having served in Afghanistan in 2004 and Iraq in 2009. During those tours, Steve earned two Bronze Stars, and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Steve received his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Steve is a Partner at Stinson Leonard Street, where he practices in both state and federal court throughout the country. His diverse litigation practice includes business and commercial law, employment law, real estate and construction, and products liability law. In addition to serving on the MACV Board of Directors and the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC), Steve devotes significant time to pro bono activities through the Deinard Legal Clinic, the Volunteer Lawyer’s Network, the Hennepin County ADR program, and the State Public Defender’s Office.
Ellen Saboe, Seattle, WA
Ellen enlisted in the US Navy and retired as a CDR (Select) after 14 years of active duty and eight years in the reserves as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tech, Deep Sea Diver, and Naval Parachutist. She holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BA from the University of Washington. In her civilian career, Ellen is a partner at Starbucks Coffee Company located at the Kent Flexible Plant and is a member of the Starbuck’s Armed Forces Network. She and her husband Phil have two daughters and two dogs.
Dan McCarvel, Shakopee, MN
Dan McCarvel is currently a Vice President with Venture Bank in Eagan, Minnesota. Prior to working at Venture Bank, he spent several years employed at Associated Bank. A life-long Minnesotan, Dan currently resides in Shakopee with his wife and two children.
J.P. (Jon) Pawluk is a retired Army Reserve Major and a Desert Storm veteran. In addition to serving on the MACV board, J.P. is a long time YMCA volunteer and current member of the Community Board for the YMCA at the Cora McCorvey Center. J.P. also serves as a member of the Property and Facilities Committee of the YMCA of Greater Twin Cities. J.P. is the Director of McGough Facilities Management, a division of McGough Construction.