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Monte Routledge named board chairman at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities

New members of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors for 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities has announced its new leadership and members of the Board of Governors for 2016.

Monte Routledge of Fargo, N.D. was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors.  After being appointed to the board in January 2008, he was elected to the executive committee as secretary of the board in 2011, and has since served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman.

“My selection to serve as our board's chairman is a great honor,” Routledge said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Shriners on the board, as well as the physicians and the outstanding hospital staff, in our continuing effort to improve the lives of children and their families."

Routledge is a member of El Zagal Shrine (Fargo, N.D.). In addition to being elected El Zagal Shrine Potentate in 1989, Routledge has also served as Midwest Shrine Association Director General (1992) and Midwest Shrine Association President (2004) within the Shrine Fraternity. Other activities include serving as Treasurer and Shrine Liaison for Snow Bowl, a Division II all-star football game.

Routledge is an Emeritus Representative of the Colorado Corporation for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Mr. Routledge and his wife, Linda, have two children and four grandchildren.

In addition to Mr. Routledge, elected to the executive committee were:

  • Roger J. Robinson, a member of Osman Shrine (Saint Paul, Minn.) – Vice Chairman. Past Potentate of Osman Shriners in 2008, Robinson has been a member of the board since January 2012. He has served on the committees for performance improvement and finance. He was elected to the executive committee as Secretary of the board in 2013 and has since served as Treasurer of the board.
  • Patrick C. Colbert, D.D.S., a member of El Riad Shrine (Sioux Falls, S.D.) – Treasurer. Past Potentate of El Riad Shriners in 2011, Dr. Colbert has been a member of the board since January 2013. He previously served on the patient recruitment and human resources committees.
  • James A. Bagwell, a member of Zuhrah Shrine (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Secretary. Past Potentate of Zuhrah Shriners in 2008, he was appointed to the hospital board in 2011. He has served on the performance improvement, human resources and finance committees.  Mr. Bagwell currently serves as the First Vice President of the Midwest Shrine Association.    

Five new members were appointed to the board:

  • Richard “Ike” Eisenmann is a member of Aad Shrine (Duluth, Minn.) and served as Potentate in 2011. He is a Past President of the Superior Shrine Club. Mr. Eisenmann is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and is a financial adviser with Eisenmann and Associates in Superior, Wis.
  • Al Niederhaus is a member of Zuhrah Shrine (Minneapolis, Minn.) and served as Potentate in 2013. He is the Treasurer of Zuhrah Shrine and chaired the committees to purchase and remodel the new temple (chapter). Mr. Niederhaus is also active as an adult advisor for both Job’s Daughters and DeMolay. He is a database analyst at 3M in Maplewood, Minn.
  • Craig L. Jondahl is a member of Yelduz Shrine (Aberdeen, S.D.), and served as Potentate in 2009. He is Past President of the Groton Area Chamber of Commerce and is employed by Groton Ford in Groton, S.D.
  • Daryl W. Finley is a member of Tangier Shrine (Omaha, Neb.) and served as Potentate in 2014. Mr. Finley has a degree in construction technology and is employed by Lund Ross in Omaha, Neb.
  • Daniel J. Flicek is a member of Osman Shrine (Saint Paul, Minn.) and serves as Controller. He is active in several units and the Osman Shrine Circus. Mr. Flicek graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato and is a CPA with Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ in Saint Paul, Minn.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.