Elissa Hansen Featured in Lake and Company’s Trailblazer Issue

Northspan President & CEO Elissa Hansen was one of seven female leaders based in Minnesota who were featured in Lake and Company magazine’s “Trailblazers” issue for spring 2022.  

“A Trailblazer is someone who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo; who believes that the way we’ve always done it isn’t necessarily the way we’re going to do it,” said the feature writeup. “These Trailblazers willingly share their knowledge and encompass a vast community of learners and leaders. They embody the concept of pushing the envelope and fearlessly navigating the unknown.”  

Featured alongside Elissa are:  

  • Co-Executive Director of the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) LeAnn Littlewolf 
  • President of the Bush Foundation Jennifer Ford Reedy 
  • Executive Director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Deb DeLuca 
  • Executive Director of the Duluth Art Institute Christina Woods 
  • Co-Executive Director of Voices for Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness (VEMA) Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) 
  • President & CEO of the Itasca Economic Development Corporation Tamara Lowney 

Lake and Company is a socially-conscious magazine and shop based out of Minnesota’s lake country. The publication’s give-back message supports adventure, innovation, conservation, and community built around lake culture. You can read the full Trailblazers feature (pages 58-73) and explore the entire Trailblazers issue online: The Lake and Company’s Trailblazers Issue