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Damon Shoholm

Partner, Ballinger Leafblad


Damon Shoholm has been a leader in the Twin Cities nonprofit sector for over a decade, working in leadership development, civic engagement, and facilitation training programs and services. From 2014 to 2020, he led the Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, a development program for community-sector leaders. He is now part of Ballinger Leafblad, a St. Paul-based recruitment firm specializing in nonprofit executives. Shoholm is also the lead facilitator for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative, which brings together 15 C-suite executives in a cohort model to support their growth around DEI issues.