Board of Directors



Dave Hunstad
Hutchinson Utilities Commission
Providing perspective from Municipalities Providing Utility Services
225 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Chair Emeritus 

Adam Kramer
Progressive Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Providing perspective from Water and Municipal Providers
6120 Earle Brown Drive 
Suite 629 
Minneapolis, MN 55430


Alicia Berger
Xcel Energy
Providing perspective from the Energy Industry
825 Rice St. 3rd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55117

Providing perspective from the Excavation Industry 

Phil Lesnar
Northdale Construction
9760 71st St. NE 
Albertville, MN 55301 

Providing perspective from the Pipeline Industry

Dan Munthe
Alliance Pipeline
6385 Old Shady Oak Road
Suite 150
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Providing perspective from the Telecommunications Industry

Chris Fry
265 Lothenbach Ave. Floor 1
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Providing perspective from the Government Transportation Industry

Ray Starr
Minnesota Department of Transportation
725 1500 W County Rd B2
Roseville, MN 55113


Vice Chair

Keith Novy
CenterPoint Energy
Providing perspective from the Natural Gas Distribution Industry
501 West 61st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419



Tom Hoffman
Agralite Electric Cooperative
Providing perspective from the Rural Electric Providers
320 East Highway 12
Benson, MN 56215


State Fire Marshal

Bruce West
Director of the Office of Pipeline Safety
Department of Public Safety
444 Cedar Street, Suite 147
St. Paul, MN 55101-5145

Providing perspective from the Landscaping Industry

Patrick Warden
Bachman's Floral, Gift & Garden
6010 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Director at Large

Joe Thill
845 Hickory Place
Jordan, MN 55352

Providing perspective from Greater Minnesota investor-owned utilities

Jodi Corrow

Providing perspective from the Excavation Industry

Ward Westphal


Board Election Policy

Click here to download the Board Election Policy

Request for Board Member/User's Group Applications

Gopher State One Call seeks to review applications for Board membership and/or user’s group participation. In particular, GSOC seeks subject matter expertise from the industry sector of outstate investor owned utilities, and potentially subject matter expertise from other industry sectors not currently represented on GSOC’s Board. Applications should demonstrate strong subject matter expertise and direct industry experience in issues affecting safety, as well as a strong interest in underground damage prevention. Candidates should exemplify a collaborative and cooperative spirit and the ability as well as desire to serve independently from the specific interests of any employer, trade association or other group, so the candidate may serve effectively on behalf of all Minnesota stakeholders. GSOC intends to remain an industry leader in notification center innovation and safety and applicants should be aligned with those goals.

Candidates will be required to furnish an application and confirm they will abide by GSOC board policies, including conflict of interest guidelines which are available from GSOC upon request. Persons demonstrating these qualities and experience are encouraged to apply to the Board for consideration. GSOC's Board Election Policy is available on the website here. A current list of subject matter expertise of members serving on the Board is here. The Board member profile/application is available here. Applications should be furnished to GSOC by mail to Gopher State One Call, 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, Attention: GSOC Board Secretary, Dean Parker, or by email to


Open Session Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2017 - Draft Minutes

January 11, 2017

November 16, 2016

August 17, 2016

April 11, 2016



GSOC Call for Board Membership Applications

Board Members Subject Matter Areas

Board of Director Profile


Upcoming Board Meetings

GSOC 216D Stakeholders who wish to attend Open Session portions of GSOC meetings and address the Board on a particular issue or question, or simply wish to attend the Open Session portion of the meeting, are welcome to do so. It is suggested that anyone wishing to address the Board advise the Chief Operations Officer, Barbara Cederberg (email:, of the request to be heard and the topic to be covered at least one week prior to the date of the Board meeting, so the matter may be placed on the Board agenda.

Unless otherwise noted, upcoming Board meetings generally take place at Gopher State One Call offices, 1110 Centre Point Curve, Mendota Heights, MN. Please contact Barbara Cederberg in advance of the meeting regarding the time for commencement of the Open Session portion of the meeting.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates:

August 15, 2017 (Note: date change)
November 15, 2017
January 10, 2018


Welcome New Board Members

GSOC welcomes our two new Board members, Jodi Corrow and Ward Westphal.

Jodi has extensive experience and will bring the perspective of greater Minnesota investor-owned utilities to the Board. She has worked at Minnesota Power for over 20 years and is currently the Distribution Assets Coordinator Senior. She has been very involved in damage prevention and is currently active with the Lakes Utility Coordinating Committee (LUCC), Minnesota Common Ground Alliance (MNCGA) and the Best Practices Subcommittee for MNCGA. GSOC looks forward to Jodi applying her considerable energy to the Board.

Ward Westphal will have the perspective of the excavator industry and has extensive subject matter expertise in locates as well as safety training. He currently serves as the operator qualifications/quality assurance coordinator at MP Technologies/MP Nexlevel. He oversees the damage prevention program at MP Technologies and has responsibility for all training, including damage prevention, excavation and utility locating. He also assists the MP Nexlevel contract locating division. He previously worked as a locator supervisor and trainer as well in the contract locating industry. Finally, he has farm experience and is familiar with damage prevention concepts in connection with agricultural excavations. His broad subject matter experience is expected to be of great assistance to the GSOC Board.