The Advisory Board / Volunteer Members for Minnesota Recruiters is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the community, in addition to setting content and agendas for our events and conferences.

MN Recruiters Board of Directors


Our Advisory Board Members include:

President & Community Leader:

Jason Buss

jason-bussWith 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is the founder of the Recruiters Network, and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nations largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters.

You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn and Twitter.


 Advisory Board Members:


Robert Hoefer

robert hoeferRobert Hoefer Rob is a Talent Acquisition Sourcer at Best Buy, where he finds candidates for their growing Information Technology department. He manages Best Buy’s Talent Acquisition social media platforms, is considered a LinkedIn SME, is involved in University Recruiting, attends hackathons, and loves participating in recruiting events.

Rob has 11 plus years in Recruiter/Staffing/Talent Acquisition and has been Sourcing for about 7 years. He has 4 years of experience running a corporate recruiting social media strategy. Rob has worked for Cargill, Accenture, Supervalu, UnitedHealth Group and Levi Strauss & Co.

Born and raised in Minnesota, he received his bachelor’s degree from St Cloud State, where he started his career in Human Resources as an Intern in the HR Department. He has also been an avid volunteer at The Walker Art Center since 2008 as an Information Guide.

You can connect with Rob on Twitter or LinkedIn.


 Tara Storms

Tara is the Talent Acquisition Specialist at Spok, Inc. (pronounced “spoke”), where she recruits talented Tara Stormsindividuals within the critical communications technology industry. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas, she worked at Target HQ and at Northwestern Mutual – The Columns Resource Group, where she managed all the hiring for the Network Office as well as recruitment, training, and retention for Financial Advisors. She even worked with her own husband! Tara has a strong passion for recruiting and focuses on the candidate experience, as well as ensuring the fit is *always* right for both the candidate and the company.

Tara brings over 15 years of recruiting experience, and is excited by the opportunity to meet and learn from new people and share her ideas with others!

You can connect with Tara on LinkedIn and Twitter (@tarastorms).


Josh Rock

josh rockJosh Rock is a Recruiting Specialist with Fairview Health Services. He has 13 years in Talent Acquisition and recruitment marketing, where he’s partnered with Minnesota’s small businesses & Fortune 500 across the US.

Josh is an active volunteer leader with the MNSHRM State Council, serving currently as the College Relations Director. He also is the Lead Moderator of #JobHuntChat, a Twitter-based advice chat that serves job seekers across the US & Canada each Monday night.

Born & raised in Minnesota, Josh attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He has three talented children (Sami, Cullen & Brayden) and is an avid hockey fan.

You can connect with Josh on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Jeff Donnay

jeff-donnay-saloJeff Donnay is a Managing Director at Salo, a staffing and consulting firm that specializes in finance, accounting, and human resources. In his role, he is a key member of Salo’s leadership team responsible for leading the HR consulting practice, as well as setting the strategic direction for the firm. Salo’s HR team has a broad reach within the Greater MSP talent community as they work with a wide range of organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Salo, Jeff worked for Corporate Interns, an entrepreneurial staffing firm aimed to help college students and recent graduates find internships and entry-level positions. Jeff brings more than ten years of experiencing in the staffing industry.

Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University. When he isn’t spending time with his wife and three incredible daughters, Ava, Mya and Ivy, Jeff enjoys running and is an avid basketball fan.

You can connect with Jeff on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Kate Bischoff

kate bischoffKate Bischoff is an energetic and enthusiastic attorney and SHRM-SCP human resources professional, who advises employers in a wide range of industries on employment law matters from recruitment to termination and beyond. Kate’s recruiting experience comes from her experience as the Human Resources Officer for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Zambia – two places where recruiting presents interesting challenges. With this experience, Kate understands the business needs of recruiters and looks for practical and compliant solutions.

A self-professed technology geek, Kate is particularly passionate about the use and impact of social media and technology in the workplace. You can find her tweeting about technology and human resources from her office, her home, and just about everywhere in between.

You can connect with Kate on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Ryan Stene

ryan steneRyan Stene, a proven recruitment strategist, is the Talent Acquisition Capability Manager with Best Buy. With more than 12 years of recruitment marketing, strategy and technology experience, he has worked with some of the largest brands in the US. Ryan and his team are responsible for the recruiting operations at Best Buy, which include all processes (corporate, retail, university and executive recruiting), vendor management, employment branding, recruiting technology and attraction strategy for both Corporate and Retail groups.

Ryan is in the area he feels most passionate about, consulting and helping Best Buy recruit better, smarter and more effectively. Ryan brings a consultative approach and understanding what makes them unique and drives to enhance and evolve their recruitment strategy. Ryan develops recruitment media solutions that are both strategically focused and tactically driven. He has been a part of MN Recruiters since our inception and loves being a part of such an amazing community of talent professionals.

You can connect with Ryan on LinkedIn, Twitter, or E-mail.


Advisory Board seats require a 18 month commitment and focus on the recruiting community. If you are interested in becoming a future Advisory Board Member, please contact us »

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