Kevin Lindsey

 Kevin Lindsey

Kevin Lindsey joins the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) as its new chief executive officer.

“Kevin is highly-regarded in communities statewide and his exceptional combination of skills and experiences will help position MHC for even greater impact as an innovator and humanities leader,” said Bryan Ljung, MHC board chair.

Lindsey led the Minnesota Department of Human Rights from 2011 to 2019.

Kevin said he is excited to continue this work at MHC and serve the needs of Minnesotans through the humanities.

“To build a more equitable society, we need to establish trust between communities and create space for meaningful conversations and empathy. The Minnesota Humanities Center is bringing people together through stories and dialogue in a way I’ve long admired,” said Lindsey.

Lindsey has held numerous governmental and nonprofit board roles, including board chair and interim executive director of Walker West Music Academy. He currently serves on the board of directors for Growth and Justice, an organization seeking to create inclusive employment and business practices for all in Minnesota.

Lindsey received his J.D. and B.S. in Political Science from the University of Iowa, where as a student he served as editor-in-chief of the Iowa Law Review. He was honored by his alma mater with the 2017 Iowa Law Review Distinguished Alumni Award. Lindsey was also an AARP Minnesota and Pollen 2018 “50 Over 50” honoree and received the 2017 Minnesota Lawyer Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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