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Meet the Maritime Museum's newest board members

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum welcomes three new members to its board of directors - Richard Wilson, Kevin Kopischke and Lee Wangstad.

Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum Director Bruce Olson said, "We're very excited to add Richard, Kevin and Lee to a board that includes a diverse, talented and experienced group of contributors who are focused on the future of the museum."

Richard Wilson

Wilson is a long time summer resident of the Alexandria lakes area. He has resided in Phoenix, Arizona since the late 1970s where he is active in real estate development and investment.

He and his wife, Gretchen, have three adult children. The family looks forward to spending time in the lakes area every summer.

Wilson currently serves on the board of directors for the Alexandria Golf Club.

Kevin Kopischke

Dr. Kopischke, president of Alexandria Technical and Community College, began his presidency in June 2004.

Kopischke brings a great deal of energy and community involvement to the board - he's a longtime member of the Maritime Museum, a member of Sertoma and has served the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, as well.

Kopischke and his wife, Donna, have three grown children.

Lee Wangstad

Wangstad is a lifelong Minnesota lakeshore resident. He currently resides on Agate Lake in Nisswa with his wife, Nancy.

Wangstad is best known as the author of the classic boat column appearing in Boating World magazine for 15 years beginning in 1994. He is a nationally known speaker on antique and classic boats.