Peg Birk

Peg is the Founder & CEO of Interim Solutions, a Minneapolis based specialty firm that works with foundations, non-profit organizations and associations undergoing management and organizational changes. Peg partners with boards of directors, staff and stakeholders to maximize leadership transitions. She recently joined the team at Ballinger-Leafblad, a civic sector executive recruiting firm, to provide executive on-board coaching.

Peg brings to her change management expertise, executive experience as the executive director for the George Family Foundation; interim president for the McKnight Foundation; interim president of the Forum for Theological Exploration; Transitional General Secretary of the National Council of Churches; co-executive director of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, interim executive director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, Interim CEO of Sholom Community Alliance, interim executive director of Perpich Center for the Arts, interim executive director of Jeremiah Program- Minneapolis/St. Paul and interim president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Prior to founding Interim Solutions, Peg was senior vice president and general counsel for Federated Insurance; city attorney for the City of St. Paul; general counsel for AIG’s U.S. insurance business; and senior government affairs counsel and senior corporate counsel for The St. Paul Companies.

Peg holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Houston. She is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute.

Peg’s civic engagement has included serving on the Dean’s advisory Council at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Beatitudes Society board of directors and Global Rights for Women board of directors. She also previously served on the McKnight Foundation board of directors, the Hamline University board of trustees, the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation board of directors, the International Alliance of Executive Women, the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable board of directors, and was co-chair of the Center for Religious Inquiry with Vice-President Mondale at St. Mark Cathedral.