Contact Information

Kim Brouillet Program Support Technician Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr.
Arden Hills MN 55112

Eric Rolstad Program Support Specialist 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345


Committee Leadership

Mr. Nick Ostapenko State Chair Mr.Paul Monteen Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. Tom Simonet State Vice Chair Mr. Mike Bellos Director, Military Outreach
Ms. Lois Robinson Region 1 Chair Mr. John Kingrey/Mr. Nate George Director, Training
Mr. Wilson Spence Region 2 Chair Mr. Dave Dietz Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Doug Broich Region 3 Chair MS. Mary Jane Morrison ASST. Director, Ombudsman
Ms. Carla Johanson Region 4 Chair Mr. Jack Grams Director, Awards
Mr. Jeff Gay Region 5 Chair Mr. Bob Boone Boss Lift Coordinator
Mr. Rich Hall Region 6 Chair Mr. Jeff Gay Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Dave Bambenek Region 7 Chair Ms. Jayne Maday-Hulke Volunteer Management Coordinator
Mr. Tom Simonet Region 7 Co Chair


ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.


ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

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January 27, 2017Medtronic supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Medtronic supervisor Christopher Reistad received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve Jan. 14.

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January 27, 2017K-Way Express supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

WINSTEAD, Minn. – Jim Koch of K-Way Express has received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for exceptional support of his Reserve Component employee. Area Chair Doug Broich presented the award.

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January 27, 2017Landis+Gyr signs Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support

PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. – Human Resources Generalist Lisa Finken of the regional office of Landis+Gyr, located in Pequot Lakes, arranged for the signing of the Employer Support of our Guard and Reserve Statement of Support.

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