Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Tom Vonhof , Michael Baumann
Tom Vonhof inducted our returning member Michael Baumann, Superintendent at Lakeville Area Public Schools ISD 194, into Lakeville Rotary today. Michael’s sponsor is Judy Keliher. Michael is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and has spent the last nine years in the St. Paul Public Schools.
He is an Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom veteran. In Baghdad, he commanded an Army battalion task force in the First Cavalry Division from 2004-2005.  Many of the long time Lakeville Rotarians might remember the club meeting where Michael introduced us to his friend, Fadi M. Fadhil “Freddie,” an Iraqi interpreter, and helped Fadhil gain political asylum in the United States in 2006.
Michael and his wife Shelly have lived in Lakeville since 2005 and have one son, a senior at Farmington High School.