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Board member, First elected: 2004


Tom Brinsko is retired and past President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Twin Cities. Prior to that he served in leadership positions at YMCA of the USA, Houston Texas, Wausau Wisconsin and Springfield Illinois. His 42 year career with the YMCA spans a broad range of executive positions including strategic planning, financial planning and development, marketing and program development.

Tom has served on the boards of the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, the Council of Agency Executives, The St. Paul United Way, State of Minnesota Economic Security Advisory Committee and the St. Paul Rotary Club.

  • B.S., Physical Education and Health Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • M.S., Human Performance, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Tom and his wife Cindy have three adult sons and live in Hudson, Wisconsin. He is a triathlete who has finished the Ironman World Triathlon Championships three times and has crossed the finish line in 17 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He is active in his church and community. He enjoys cycling, skiing and outdoor activities.