The James J. Hill Center is fortunate to work with an incredible group of Board Members who help guide and grow the Hill. Through their hard work the Hill is able to continue to support entrepreneurs and business owners of all types.

Board President

Patrick H. O’Neill
       Larson King

Board Members

Larry Bakken
      Hamline University

Mark Gibbs
      Redpath and Company

Barry Gisser
      Marathon Advisory Group

Elizabeth M. Lilly
      GAMCO Investors

Pat Moran
      Blackline Payments Advisors

Phil Reim
      Alliance Banks

Jamie Slade

Sara Stern
     Family Business Minnesota

Board Emeriti

Bruce Bomier
Fran Coyne
Peter Gilbertson
Greg Heinemann
Gerald Meigs
Roger Meyer
Kevin Spreng
Daniel Young


We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.