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Paul Hanscom, CAE

Paul Hanscom, CAE
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

P: (651) 290-6274

Paul joined Ewald Consulting in 2004. Previously, Paul worked in project management and implementation for various companies, nonprofits and government institutions including the Bretton Woods Committee, the Customer Relationship Management Unit of the International Trade Administration, and the Latin American Network Project of Casa de la Paz. He is experienced in monitoring & evaluation, strategic planning, sponsorship development and volunteer engagement. Paul holds a M.A. degree in International Development from the American University and a double B.A. degree. Paul serves as adjunct faculty in the Business Administration Program at Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota. His writing on membership development and stakeholder analysis has been published in Nonprofit News, FORUM, and AssociationsNow magazine.

He has served on the board of directors for the Midwest International NGO Network, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, and the Saint Anthony Park Community Council. Paul has been a featured speaker at state, regional, and national conferences presenting on volunteer engagement and board leadership. Paul earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2008, in 2011 he received the CAI National Rising Star Award, and in 2014 he was recognized among the Forty Under 40 most successful association management professionals by USAE News and the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

What you don't know about Paul...

Q: What do you love about Ewald Consulting?
A. I find it rewarding when I share the Ewald Consulting model with someone for the first time and they say, “I never knew that was an option for us,” or, “That sounds like a much better approach to getting things done.” It’s great to see the impact that our clients are able to have and to know we’ve had a role in making it happen.

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A. Nonprofit Management 101 by Darian Rodriguez Heyman. The book covers a variety of management topics and compares different leadership approaches. I’ve used this as a textbook for the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Leadership course that I instruct at Saint Paul College.

Q: What is your favorite city?
A. I thoroughly enjoy Rio de Janeiro. No matter the time of year, there’s always something to do and see. There are several convenient hotel and restaurant options and the city is very easy to navigate. I especially enjoy that you can visit the ocean and hike in the mountains in the same day.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. Most people don’t know that I speak Spanish and have spent time living, studying and vacationing abroad in ten different Spanish-speaking countries.


Blake Finger

Blake Finger
Sales Manager

P: (651) 288-3423

Blake began working at Ewald Consulting in February of 2015 and is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a major in Marketing and a minor in PR & Advertising. He is Inbound Sales Certified and has experience in increasing and developing non-dues revenue strategies for associations and cultivating long-term relationships with prospects. Currently, Blake volunteers on the Junior Board of Directors of the First Tee Twin Cities Chapter. Blake enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Graham, and is passionate about golf and fitness.

What you don't know about Blake...

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: When I am not working, I love to go golfing. I have been playing golf my entire life; it's a good time to connect with friends and enjoy a nice day. If I'm not working or golfing, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: I have two favorite restaurants. My first favorite restaurant is the Quarterback Club in Northfield, MN. My father owns the restaurant, so I grew up eating there on a regular basis. My other favorite restaurant is Seven Steakhouse in Minneapolis, specifically the rooftop dining. Their atmosphere and quality of food is amazing!

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A: I would highly recommend The Power of Habit to anyone interested in learning how individuals and businesses form their habits and are able to alter them. The book offers interesting examples and provides strategies to help accomplish your goals, both as an individual and as a business.

Q: What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A: The best professional advice I have received would be to make yourself irreplaceable. This piece of advices offers numerous ways of interpretations but all of them lead to success. If you are irreplaceable, it means you are an asset to the company, generating business, and thus, successful in your actions.


Jacob Nelson
Jacob Nelson
Sales Coordinator

P: (651) 366-6088

Jake began working with Ewald Consulting in July of 2015 and is a graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Marketing and Finance. Jake is Inbound Sales Certified and is dedicated to driving program growth through innovative solutions in the best interest of the client. Jake is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hiking, and golfing in his free time.

What you don't know about Jake...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Either Vail or Denver in Colorado.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: I enjoy golfing and fishing most days when I am not working along with most other outdoor activities. I’ve always been a big sports fan and enjoy watching or playing pretty much anything competitively.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: Dominick’s Pizza off Highway 3 in Eagan has some great Philly cheesesteaks, pizza and calzones.

Q: What is the last book you’ve read that you would recommend?
A: “Killing Kennedy” goes deep behind the lives of John F. Kennedy, the First Family, and Lee Harvey Oswald as well as events leading up to JFK’s presidency and ultimate demise.


Bonnie Young

Bonnie Young
Sponsorship and Advertising Fulfillment Manager

P: (651) 265-7842

Bonnie joined Ewald Consulting in 1995. She has served as Sponsorship and Advertisement Fulfillment Manager since 2016. Prior to that, she worked in conference planning and management for over 35 years. Before joining Ewald Consulting, she was with Continuing Medical Education at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What you don't know about Bonnie...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A. Minneapolis - the city is beautiful and offers a wide variety of things to see and do.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A. I enjoy volunteering with kids’ baseball programs, and for several years have been keeping the scorebook at games.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. I love to do different crafts, and have dabbled in several including crocheting, rosemaling, Ukrainian egg painting, ceramics, making earrings and wine glass charms, as well as bedazzled glass items and ornaments.


Libby Baxter

Libby Baxter
Sales Assistant

P: (651) 366-6098

Libby joined Ewald in 2019, after returning from time in St. Andrew’s, Scotland. Libby is from Omaha, Nebraska and studied English and Business Management at the University of Minnesota. Previously she worked in Marketing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul and is excited to apply her strategic thinking skills to the Ewald sales team. In her free time Libby loves reading, cooking, and biking around the Twin Cities.

What you don't know about Hannah...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Portland, Maine.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: My favorite Restaurant is Al’s Breakfast in Dinkytown

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A: The Hours by Michael Cunningham


Clayton Cloutier

Clayton Cloutier
Sales Assistant

P: (651) 288-3435

Clayton was born and raised in the Twin Cities and is glad to be working in the area. He has experience working in a variety of industries including commercial real estate and higher education. He is excited to bring his previous experience and personality to the Ewald Sales Team. Outside of the office, Clayton is passionate about football, music, and spending time with family and friends.

What you don't know about Clayton...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Foxborough, Massachusetts

Q: What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A: The best professional advice I’ve ever received is to “Never leave empty handed” from Blaine Smith. It’s a great reminder to somehow benefit from all of your daily interactions.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: My favorite food is Beer Cheese Pretzels from Applebee’s.


Rithika Muralidharan

Rithika Muralidharan
Sales Assistant

P: (651) 379-7302

Rithika grew up in Maple Grove, MN and is well versed in a variety of business functions. Most recently, she has worked in the Supply Chain department for a local retail company and as a marketing brand ambassador position for a local start-up. She is excited to bring her breadth of experience and can-do attitude to the Ewald Sales Team. During her free time she enjoys roller skating, playing the piano, and traveling.

What you don't know about Rithika...

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: A Chalupa from Taco Bell.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I was a Professional Artistic Roller Skater.

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A: How to be a BAWSE by Lilly Singh.


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