Jay Tauer has been with Red Wing Shoe Company for 18 years serving the company in several areas. He is currently the Global Sourcing Manager managing partnerships with sourced finished product suppliers in the U.S. and China since 2008. He previously worked in the company in sales, accounting, purchasing, and product development and was the coordinator for the Companies Centennial Celebration in 2005. His non-profit work includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Red Wing Youth Outreach Program from 1996-present. He has served as the Treasurer, Finance and Fundraising Committee Chair and is a past President of the program. He is currently on the Executive Committee for the Teen Leadership Coaching Program and Treasurer of the Rosemount Irish Baseball Booster Club. He also served as a Board member for the United Way for two 3-year terms beginning in 2001. In 1997 he completed the Blandin Leadership program. Jay has served on the Jones Family Foundation board since 1994.

“I have had some wonderful influences in my life that have led me to a strong belief that it is each of our responsibility to support the overall health and wellbeing for all members of our community. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to be involved in philanthropic and non-profit work.”