Become a Member


Wakota CAER is governed according to its by-laws and executes its mission through an election of board members and officers that include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and directors-at-large.

  • The officers provide guiding leadership to carry out objectives that are developed during annual strategic planning activities.
  • It is the goal of Wakota CAER to identify the needs of its members and support their emergency prevention and preparedness efforts.

Board & Committees


Bill Lazarz, Bay West
Phone:  651-458-0645

Past Chairperson

Paul Schultz, Tiller Corporation


Pete Herpst, Retired Flint Hills Resources/Consultant Ind Fire Solutions
Phone: 651-437-0643

Christina Morrison, Tiller Corporation


Lisa McMahon, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Cami Pederson, Holiday Companies

Directors at Large

Hue Lam, CHS Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Phone: 651-355-8016

Tristan Saito, Northern Tier Energy

Dan Hannon, Merjent

Wayne Jorgensen, Flint Hills Resources

Tom Cherep, Flint Hills Resources


Committee Chairpersons

Ambassador/Membership Committee Chair
Dan Hannan, Merjent
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 651-924-3975

River Spill Response Copperative
Wayne Jorgensen, Rescue Chief, Flint Hills Resources
Rosemount, MN
Phone: 651-438-1230

Training and Exercise Chair
Jim Stockinger, Emergency Responder, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 612-868-1924

Planning Committee
Christina Morrison, Tiller Corporation

Wakota CAER Office
Cassie Swoboda
Phone: 651-458-0645

Contact Wakota CAER