Board of Governors

Brian K. Beutner, JD, is General Counsel of Bright Health, an innovative connected healthcare experience. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MNSure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of mPay Gateway, Inc. From his beginnings as General Counsel of UnitedHealthcare, Beutner has become a seasoned executive at the intersection of healthcare administration and banking. While at UnitedHealth Group from 1999 through 2005, he was one of the founders of its consumer finance business, chartered Exante Bank, and served as its Chair for three years. From 1991 through 1998, he was an executive at Jostens, Inc., served as a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He has held numerous board positions at companies of all sizes and currently serves on the Board of Governors for MyFormulary LLC. Beutner received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School

Alex Danzberger brings over 30 years of leadership success across a variety of industries as well as international assignments in Asia Pacific with a focus on finance, business operations, strategy, and business development. He has a proven history of thriving in an environment of change where discernment and strong business acumen are essential skills for rapid situation assessment and success. Danzberger’s more recent focus on digital transformation has led to executive roles responsible for the development and implementation of organic and in-organic growth strategies in the areas of global ecommerce at Digital River and online. He has also developed education at Capella University and Unitek College. Danzberger has also created his own consulting practice, A Harris & Associates, LLC, made numerous private investments, and held advisory roles.

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pharmaceutics, Medical Devices, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. Strong business development professional graduated from the University of Minnesota-College of Pharmacy. Paddock worked in metro area pharmacies as a pharmacist floater for seven years, including a job overseeing the production line at a small and struggling manufacturer of compounding supplies. When the manufacturer went bankrupt, Paddock saw an opportunity and committed all he had, plus a bank loan, to buy the company’s used equipment and one delivery van. In 2011 Bruce sold Paddock Labs for $540MM, having built one of the largest private businesses in Minnesota, and one of the nation’s top generic drug development and manufacturing firms.

Ambitious, goal-driven executive with more than 25 years experience in education, strategic planning, developing, and managing results oriented projects. Resilient work ethic with consistent results over delivering on promise and expectation. Leadership, passion and drive to educate, motivate, and develop staff while controlling costs through effective management of manpower. Proven ability detecting weakness and inefficiency, capitalizing on strengths, developing tighter controls and better standards for efficient and effective operations.  

Adam Southam is a broad-based strategic thinker with more than 25 years of leadership, innovation, strategy, invention, business start-up, branding and marketing excellence. He has conceived several patented and patent-pending inventions related to health, fitness, functional and preventative medicine, broadcast media, ecommerce and distribution channel management. He consults with companies internationally and holds positions on several Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. Southam is engaged to speak at conferences, trade shows, colleges and universities on topics of innovation, branding, patent prosecution & defense, business and channel management. Adam is an exercise fanatic, avid downhill skier, mountain biker and former equestrian. He has a long history of leading charitable events and fundraising initiatives.

Dr. Kevin Steele is actively engaged in the health and fitness industry. He began his career with a private personal training business while a faculty member in Physical Education, Sports Medicine, and Coaching at Pepperdine University. During this period; he also worked with a local physician specializing in Preventive Executive Healthcare Programs for corporations throughout the United States. Dr. Steele was then recruited by Health & Tennis Corporation of America to be Director of Education, Research, and Member Services; where he managed the fitness department and launched the first national platform for personal training. Following Health & Tennis Corporation he joined the senior management team of 24 Hour Fitness initially as the VP of Health Services/Corporate Sales; where he managed the fitness department, the corporate wellness department, integrated health care into the clubs, and developed 24 Hour Fitness University, later he became VP of Sports Marketing.