The managing partner of Minneapolis CPA firm Cummings, Keegan & Co., Kathy Klang has served on the board of Rise since 2015. The organization, headquartered in Spring Lake Park, supports more than 3,000 individuals with disabilities in finding meaningful work and participating in the community. Klang’s leadership was instrumental in supporting the organization in the eardy days of the pandemic, keeping the team productive and on-task. A member of the finance and governance committees, Klang helped Rise approve a leadership succession plan and gain clarity on its financial state. Fellow board members say she takes her board leadership position seriously and leads with a positive, focused approach.