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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September 17, 2019Humana supervisor receives Department of Defense award

MINNETONKA Minn. – Capt. Ramseth of the Minnesota Army National Guard nominated his employer, Julie Holmen, for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Patriot Award.

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September 11, 2019Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General honored with Seven Seals Award

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award was presented to Minnesota National Guard, Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen during Military Day at the State Fair Aug. 27.

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September 11, 2019Semi-Annual Department of Military Affairs Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company conference a great success

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) supported the Semi-Annual Department of Military Affairs Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company Conference Sept. 5.  The conference was held in Duluth Minnesota at the 148th Fighter Wing and was co-hosted by the Wing and Minnesota Power – Allete, Inc.

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