Controller retires after 27 years

Photo: Flanked by ProAct veteran retirees Carolyn Dobis and Dave Cavalier, Pat McGuire, second from right, was wished well by staff at a breakfast event. At left are Director Sally Ogren and President Steven Ditschler.

A steady influence who kept a close eye on the books, ProAct Controller Pat McGuire contributed to more than a quarter-century of continuous improvement at the nonprofit. He retired on May 1.

“Every year, there seemed to be growth and different opportunities, which kept things interesting,” he said. The controller was here when a financial turnaround began in the early 1990s. At the time, ProAct was leasing space at another Eagan site before it built the headquarters building in 1998. This was followed by rapid expansion under the leadership of President Steven Ditschler.

McGuire said he’ll miss certain routines and the opportunity to interact with some great people at ProAct. He has no plans to work in the future.
The retiree said he hopes to play more tennis and golf. Another priority is to get away to somewhere warm in the winter.