Jay Tauer

Board Member

Jay Tauer has been with Red Wing Shoe Company (RWSC) for 30 years and has supported the company in several critical functions. His current position is International Retail Operations Manager and he is a member of the Global Retail Team. Other notable roles at RWSC have included: Global Sourcing Manager for the Supply Chain, Product Development Manager, Purchasing Manager and a Red Wing Shoe Store Manager. Jay also played an integral part in the Company’s Centennial Celebration in 2005 and acted as the Chief Events Coordinator.  


Jay is very active in many non-profit organizations and programs. His non-profit work includes (but is not limited to) serving on the Board of Directors for the Red Wing Youth Outreach Program (now Rise-Up Red Wing) from 1996-present, serving two terms as President and currently sits on the Executive and Finance Committees. He has served as a Board Member for the United Way for two 3-year terms and has also served on several athletic program boards in various roles in the Rosemount Community, including President and Treasurer. Jay has proudly served on the Jones Family Foundation board since 1994. 


Jay and his wife Jenny have been happily married for 28 years and have two children. Alex (27) and Anna (19). They live in Rosemount, Minnesota.  


“I have been blessed with amazing people in my life and work for a company that believes it is every person’s responsibility to support the overall health and well-being of all people in the communities we live and work. It is an honor to serve as a board member for the Jones Family Foundation and I am inspired by the Founders quest to give back to the Red Wing Community.