Ronald McDonald House of Rochester forges new path under Mueller’s leadership

As the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, prepares for the future as one of the largest Houses in the world, Nick Mueller is leading the organization as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Trustees selected Mueller, a career nonprofit professional with a background in community engagement and development, following a comprehensive nationwide search.

“Nick possesses the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to enhance the House’s mission for the children and families it serves,” said Hilary Stonelake-Curtis, Board President. “The House will excel as a both an organization and a community partner under his direction.”

The change comes as the House embraces its role as a premiere Ronald McDonald House within the Ronald McDonald House Charities system. The 70-room Ronald McDonald House of Rochester is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the state of Minnesota, the 13th largest in the country (186 in the U.S.), and the 18th largest in the world (380 worldwide).

Mueller joins the House from Mayo Clinic, where he served most recently as Vice Chair of Development Operations, managing development’s operations spanning three sites for more than 200 staff. Mayo experienced unprecedented growth while Nick filled three positions (Interim-Chief Development Officer and Director, Annual and Mid-Level Giving) from 2017-2022.

Prior to his time at Mayo Clinic, Mueller was the Managing Director, Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society. He was with the organization for seven years in three other capacities (Senior Director, Community Relations Manager, and Community Events Fundraiser).

A resident of Rochester since 2009, Mueller received his Master of Business Administration degree from Augsburg College, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead.

Founded in 1980 as Northland Children’s Services, the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, provides a home away from home and offers support to families seeking medical care for their children. For more information, visit

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