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Dr. Robert Schroeder to Step Down as Commodore; Dr. Stephen Zins Named as Successor

Minneapolis, MN— The Aquatennial Ambassador Organization today announced that Dr. Robert Schroeder will step down as Commodore, and current Captain, Dr. Stephen Zins will assume the role of Commodore, effective immediately.

Dr. Zins is honored to continue his service as a mentor and escort to the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes and Aquatennial Princesses. The connection he has made to the Aquatennial ambassadors, community ambassadors, community members and Aquatennial alumni has been very strong and will be keen in his new role as Commodore.

Dr. Stephen Zins is a retired Chiropractic Kinesiologist with over 23 years of experience in the healthcare field. During his clinical career, he operated two private practices in the Minneapolis area and St. Michael. Currently, Stephen is the CEO of a real estate investing company, LS Investments, LLC, which specializes in rental and distressed properties.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys reading, researching, golfing, traveling, meeting up with friends, exploring new places and historical sites, and many other activities. He is the favorite uncle of six amazing nieces and nephews and enjoys watching them grow up. Stephen coached women’s slow pitch softball for seven seasons and is a Minnesota State High School football official of 22 years with state tournament experience.

About the Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO):

The AAO has been a pioneering organization in building partnerships and relationships with the Minneapolis Aquatennial, City of Minneapolis and local communities throughout Minnesota since 1940. Our Ambassadors serve as positive role models by making over 250 public appearances every year. Our mission is to be the premiere community connector. For more information please visit

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