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. M. Rob Lawrence Director, Employer Outreach
VACANT State Vice Chair Mr. John Kingrey Director, Training
Ms. Lois Robinson Region 1 Chair Ms. Mary Jane Morrison Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Ron Lindgren Region 1 Co Chair Mr. Mathew Meyer Asst. Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Fred Godec Region 2 Chair Mr. Jack Grams Director, Awards
Mr. Doug Broich Region 3 Chair Mr. Bob Boone Boss Lift Coordinator    
Mr. Nate George Region 4 Chair Mr. Rich Kemp Director, Public Affairs         
Mr. Jeff Gay Region 5 Chair Mr. Bob Adams             Asst. Director, Public Affairs        
Mr. Rich Hall Region 6 Chair Ms. Jayne Maday-Hulke           Volunteer Management Coordinator         
Mr. Dave Bambenek Region 7 Chair Mr. Tom Haugo Director, Military Outreach
Mr. Everett Doolittle            Region 7 Co Chair            
Mr. John Kingrey Region 7 Co Chair            
Mr. Tom Haugo 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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February 11, 2020Science Museum of Minnesota Supervisor Receives a Patriot Award

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Amanda Nash, the spouse of Staff Sgt. Zachary Nash of the 934th Airlift Wing, U.S Air Force Reserve, is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to her supervisor, Joel Miles of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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February 11, 2020Cargill supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

WAYZATA, Minn. – Approximately 50 members and friends of Cargill's Veterans and Military Support Network met at Cargill's worldwide headquarters in Wayzata Feb. 5 to celebrate Navy Lt. Mathew Entwistle on his upcoming one year overseas deployment.

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February 11, 2020LPA Retail Systems supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Award

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – LPA Retail Systems supervisors Tim Lano and Mike Nelson received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Feb. 11 at LPA Retail Systems in Burnsville. Nelson and Lano were nominated for the award by their Reserve Component employee, 1st Lt. Jerrett Wright who serve in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

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