The 7 Rivers Alliance Foundation provides educational resources for leaders in the 7 Rivers Region. The foundation received its 501(c)(3) certification from the IRS in 2017, with a mission of providing educational programs to the region. It is governed by a six-member board of directors which works with 7 Rivers Alliance staff in support of its mission. Questions about the foundation or donations can be directed to the 7 Rivers Alliance CEO, Chris Hardie. 



James Hanke, President

Market & Johnson Inc. 

Business Development  Manager

Bob Fleck, Vice President

River Valley Media Group


Mike Kroening

Mike Kroening, Secretary/ Treasurer

Minnesota State College Southeast 

Vice President 

Joyce Iverson

 Rushford Institute for Nano Technology  



Cecil Wright

Maple Valley Cooperative 

Maple Farmer & Coop Advisor 


Brent Smith

Johns, Flaherty, & Collins, SC