|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Shawna Deeann Stoltenberg>
Hennepin County, Minnesota
|Other names||Shawna Meisner|
|Title(s)||Miss Minnesota 1993|
|Miss America 1994|
Stoltenberg won an award for talent in the nationally-televised event and earned enough scholarship money to graduate from college debt free. She was also the first contestant in the history of the pageant to address the issue of missing children and to share Jacob’s story of HOPE.
Stoltenberg specializes in corporate talent management and development having worked for Ameriprise Financial, Allianz Life of North America, Target Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She has more than 15 years of experience as a talent development consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and former television news anchor.
Stoltenberg is also a speaker, trainer and former board member for the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, a missing children's organization in Minnesota that works nationally to end the sexual exploitation and abduction of children. She has delivered presentations to more than 10,000 students, parents and community organizations on how to keep children safe.
Stoltenberg studied piano for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with Bachelor degrees in Communications and Piano Performance. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in Human Resource and Organizational Development. She's married to husband, Bjorn Meisner. Stoltenberg enjoys writing, scuba diving, parrots, wellness education, and yoga.
- Noran, Rebecca (Spring 2005). "Shawna Stoltenberg: Student commencement speaker and Miss America contestant (And, yes, it really is for the scholarships)". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2006-12-11.[dead link]
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http://education.umn.edu/alumni/link/2005Spring/Alum-Stoltenberg.html Shawna Stoltenberg: Student commencement speaker and Miss America contestant