Contact Information

Kim Brouillet Volunteer Support Technician Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr., #1061
Arden Hills MN 55112
651-282-4487
kimberley.d.brouillet.ctr@mail.mil

Eric Rolstad Program Support Specialist 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345
320-616.3198
eric.t.rolstad.ctr@mail.mil

Minnesota

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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March 26, 2020Department of Defense Announces 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists
WASHINGTON - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers, nominated by a National Guard or Reserve employee in their organization. ESGR received 2,623 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.
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March 24, 2020COVID-19 and USERRA: Resources and Frequently Asked Questions for Service Members and Employers
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is providing the following Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment RIghts Act (USERRA) resources and Frequently Asked Questions to help both Service members and employers understand their rights and responsibilities, and to address potential COVID-19 related impacts.
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March 08, 2020TBS Express supervisors receive Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Awards

AUDUBON, Minn. – Chief Petty Officer Mark Bonagofsky, U.S. Navy Reserve, is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to his employers Kyle and Janelle Francis owners of TBS Express.  Bonagofsky works as an office manager at TBS Express.

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