Interim Executive Director
phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 101
Linda Tacke is the President of Leadership Tactics, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit leadership transitions and change management. She will serve as the interim executive director at The Fort until a new executive director is hired, most likely in July 2016.
Linda assisted the FWTEC board of directors with strategic planning in 2014, and considers herself a real friend of The Fort.
Linda founded Leadership Tactics in 2000. In 2003, Linda joined a number of national cohorts, funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Executive Leadership Transition and Capacity Building Project, to shape and introduce into their respective geographies an innovative multi-phase Executive Transition Management (ETM) approach. ETM now assists countless organizations in successfully managing a change in executive leadership. The approach consists of widely adaptable services and practices that help organizations prepare for and select new leadership to ensure their long term success.
Linda holds Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Theology and a Master in Business Administration. She spent nearly a decade as a Franciscan nun before transitioning to positions in finance for General Mills and Target Corporation followed by a decade in nonprofit executive leadership for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Minneapolis and Turning Point, Inc. She served three years as Senior Administrative Officer of the Pohlad Family Foundation, providing grant administration, project management, and Program Related Investment portfolio oversight. Linda is an adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas with a special focus on charter school financial training.
Since 2001, Linda has served 24 organizations as an interim CEO or Executive Director and supported others with transition and leadership continuity consulting.
She serves on several national boards, including the World Craft Counsel North American Division and the University of Integrative Medicine. She is engaged in local community activities and loves biking, kayaking and the arts of Lanesboro, MN. She is the biking member of the We Tri Harder triathlon team and has been a member of the same book club for 27 years. She is a practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry and trained as a Third Order Neutral in mediation.