The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) revealed the 2018 Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore and Captains at the Commodore's Dinner Thursday night. The 2018 Commodore is Bill McReavy - President of Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services. The Captains are Kenny Devine - Assistant Account Executive at Padilla, and Quentin Moore - Director of Annual Giving at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.
Aquatennial Commodore Bill McReavy
McReavy graduated in 1984 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. He then joined the family business, Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services, where he started as an entry-level worker and gradually worked his way up through each position of the company to his current position as President.
Bill has served on many boards including the Edina Chamber of Commerce, Edina Rotary, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Allina Hospice Foundation, and named Business Person of the Year in 2011.
McReavy has two grown sons, Brett - a Licensed Funeral Director working in the family business, and Blake - a senior at Augsburg University. Bill lives downtown with a view of the Aquatennial fireworks and the skyline of the city he loves - Minneapolis. Bill's grandfather, Donald R. McReavy, also served as Aquatennial Commodore in 1947.
Aquatennial Captain Kenny Devine
Kenny Devine received a bachelor’s degree in sport management and communications from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is currently an Assistant Account Executive at Padilla where he works on media relations, advertising, and communications strategy for Minnesota-based and consumer-facing organizations such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, Mayo Clinic and Armstrong Residential Ceilings.
Devine's background also includes working with the communication teams of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx basketball teams, as well as the University of Minnesota Athletics and Recreation Departments.
Kenny also seeks out opportunities to serve his community including volunteering for the Citizens League, Gopher Sports Fan Advisory Board, and his collegiate fraternity - Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Born and raised in Chanhassen, MN, he now resides in Minneapolis and can be seen rooting for his local Minnesota sports teams.
Aquatennial Captain Quentin Moore
Quentin is a product of North Minneapolis, by way of Chicago, IL who has has always had a passion for people. While attending Ascension Grade School at the age of seven, he convinced his late mother, Ernestine Nash, to let him work for the Cookie Cart - a non-profit serving teens in Minneapolis, which was the beginning of his development and sales career.
Quentin attended and went on to graduate from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis where he was awarded the DeLaSalle Award given to two seniors who display all-around excellence, Christian leadership, commitment to education, dependability, character, and active participation and service to school and community.
In 2009, Quentin graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Advertising. During his time at St. Thomas, he sat on the Tommie Football Council, worked in the financial aid office and waited tables at J.D. Hoyt’s.
Moore currently is the Director of Annual Giving at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. He and his wife, Janae, live in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of south Minneapolis. In his free time he enjoys writing poetry, walks with his wife and their Boxer puppy, Samson, and spending time with his younger brother and sister, Emerald and Lavina.
About the AAO
The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a Minnesota nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) public charity with a Mission is to inspire young women to achieve extraordinary futures by providing professional development opportunities through networking and mentoring.
The Aquatennial Ambassador Crew represent the Minneapolis Aquatennial at nearly 300 community festivals and events throughout North America each year and consists of the Queen of the Lakes, Commodore, two Aquatennial Princesses and two Captains who volunteer their time and efforts for the AAO.
The Coronation of the Aquatennial Ambassadors sponsored by SPIRE Credit Union takes place on Saturday at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus where the Queen of the Lakes and Aquatennial Princesses will be selected.