Contact Information

Kim Brouillet Volunteer Support Technician Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr., #1061
Arden Hills MN 55112

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


Committee Leadership

Mr. Tom Simonet State Chair Mr. Paul Monteen Director, Employer Outreach
Vacant State Vice Chair Mr. John Kingrey Director, Training
Ms. Lois Robinson Region 1 Chair Mr. Mike Bellos Asst. Director, Training
Mr. Wilson Spence Region 2 Chair Ms. Mary Jane Morrison Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Doug Broich Region 3 Chair Mr. Mathew Meyer Asst. Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Nate George 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. Darren Olson Region 7 Co Chair Vacant Director, Military Outreach
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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WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award! Learn More.
November 12, 2018Accenture supervisors honored with Department of Defense Patriot Awards

MINNEAPOLIS – Emily Bremer, Talent Fulfillment Specialist, and Tyler Thiede, Cloud Migration & Transformation Manager at Accenture Inc. were each recognized with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award Nov. 9.

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November 05, 2018Charter School Supervisior Gets Patriot Award

MINNEAPOLIS – (Nov. 1) ESGR Ombudsman Director Mary Jane Morrison and Shawn Fondow of the Minnesota Transitions Charter Schools [MTCS] pose with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award in Minneapolis.

Sgt. Maj. Bill Potts, a Minnesota Reserve Component service member and teacher at MTCS’s Banaadir Academy Fondow for the Patriot Award to recognize the extensive support he has provided.

In addition to Banaadir Academy North, MTCS has seven other charter schools in Minneapolis, and many staff and directors were at the meeting during the Patriot Award presentation.

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