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Kari Suzuki

Director of Operations

As ECMC Foundation’s director of operations, Kari Suzuki is responsible for establishing and maintaining the financial, business and operations systems that allow for the efficient functioning of the Foundation.  Her role has responsibility for the Foundation’s general administration, grants management function, oversight of the physical office spaces and maintaining the Foundation’s budget and contract management processes, in addition to other organizational processes.

Prior to joining ECMC Foundation, Kari served as director of operations for over 17 years at Otto Bremer Trust in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations and administration of a philanthropic trust that gives over $105 million annually to communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wisconsin.

Kari holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Luther College.