Hammer Residences, a Wayzata-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to more than 1,500 adults and children in Minnesota with developmental disabilities, recently elected three new board members.

The new members, who were elected at the April board meeting to each serve a three-year term, are Bhuvana Nandakumar, Victor Sugumar and Patrick McConnell.

Nandakumar, an Excelsior resident, has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management. In addition, she has experience working with nonprofit boards on strategic planning and technology-related issues. She holds a Minnesota teacher license and has taught in schools in India, Switzerland and the United States. She also earned a master’s degree in physics, as well as a master’s degree in nonprofit management and social work.

Sugumar, who lives in Plymouth, holds a degree in electronics and communications and has 20 years of project management experience. Born and raised in India, he has worked in India, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is currently pursuing a master’s of business administration while working as a project manager for Thrivent Financial.

Sugumar has multiple prior connections to Hammer. His wife, Anita, works in the finance department, and he has served as a volunteer on two travel trips.

McConnell, a resident of Hopkins, is a retired executive at Ameriprise Financial. He also brings experience in marketing, sales training, strategic planning and employee development. McConnell holds a master of science in financial services, as well as a master of business administration.

McConnell spent more than 20 years in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a medical service officer. In the past, he also served on the board of directors for We Can Ride. He serves as a frequent volunteer with Hammer Travel.

To learn more about Hammer, visit Hammer.org/get-involved.

Copyright © 2018 at Sun Newspapers. Digital dissemination of this content without prior written consent is a violation of federal law and may be subject to legal action.

Load comments