Bryan Hanson 3M's Health Care

Carrie Cox, industry veteran, to serve as independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of new company Monish Patolawala appointed 3M President and Chief Financial Officer, an expansion of his current leadership role (St Paul, MN) — Aug. 22, 2023  — 3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the appointment of Bryan C. Hanson as Chief Executive Officer of the independent health care company when it is spun off from 3M. Hanson

Natalie Hudson Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice

(St Paul, MN) — August 23rd, 2023 —  Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Natalie Hudson as Minnesota’s next Supreme Court Chief Justice. She is the first African American person to hold the position, which she will assume on Oct. 2. Justice Hudson has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court since November 2015. Previously, she was a member of the Court of Appeals from 2002 until her appointment to

David Coyle Matthew Hull Garry Fournier

(Owatonna, MN) —  Aug. 03, 2023  — High Bar Brands has hired three new territory managers, each of whom have extensive sales experience. David Coyle, Matthew Hull, and Garry Fournier are joining the growing company as the Northwest, Southwest, and Western Canada TM, respectively. “I’m excited to work for the supplier of the products I’ve sold to customers for the past 10-plus years,” Hull said. Hull has a wealth of

Kevin Flynn

  CRMIT’s commitment to customer success, combined with their innovative solutions, presents an exciting opportunity for growth & transformation. I look forward to working closely with CRMIT team.” — Kevin Flynn (Minneapolis, MN) — July 31, 2023 — CRMIT Solutions, a global leader in customer 360 and digital transformation solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Flynn as a strategic revenue advisor. Kevin Flynn comes with an impressive track record,

Debra Lee Fader The Keys to Authenticity

  (Glenwood, MN) — July 31, 2023  — Celebrated Artist and Community Leader, Debra Lee Fader has collaborated with Jack Canfield and a distinguished group of professionals from across the globe to co-author the highly acclaimed book, The Keys to Authenticity. Published by CelebrityPress® LLC, the book was officially released on July 13, 2023. The day of its release, The Keys to Authenticity swiftly climbed the ranks of the Amazon

Keala Ede and Jon Schmidt

    (ST. PAUL, MN) — July 25th, 2023 – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Judge Keala Ede and Jon Schmidt to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Ede and Schmidt will fill the vacancies that will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and the Honorable Lucinda E. Jesson, who both served in an at-large capacity.    Ede will

Bursch Travel Mike Davidson

  Bursch Travel Appoints Mike Davidson, President   (Alexandria, MN) —  Bursch Travel is excited to have Davidson join the team, bringing his vast knowledge and expertise in the travel industry to Bursch Travel. Bursch Travel announced that Mike Davidson has been appointed new President of the company. An experienced leader in travel, Davidson succeeded Lee Hurd as President and assumed responsibilities on May 1, 2023.  After 35 years with Bursch Travel,

Mostafa Kamal Prime Therapeutics

Paulus to retire after a storied career in health care (Eagan, MN) —  July 3, 2023 — Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving nearly 38 million members nationally, today announced that Mostafa Kamal will succeed Ken Paulus as President and CEO of Prime Therapeutics. Kamal currently serves as president of Prime Therapeutics, and the CEO of Magellan Rx, a Prime Therapeutics company. His new role elevates him to include

Icario Julia Zhang

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 20, 2023 — Icario, the healthcare industry’s largest health action company, today named Julia Zhang chief technology officer, reporting to chief executive officer Marc Willard. Zhang, who was most recently vice president of engineering at Teladoc Health, will help shape Icario’s future as leader of the company’s technology, product development, and data analytics functions. “I have had the opportunity to collaborate closely with Julia over

Daniel Sullivan & Chad Tameling

    MEA presents Daniel Sullivan of NiSource, Inc. & Chad Tameling of SET Environmental, Inc with awards for their service to the energy industry. (Bloomington, MN) — June 20, 2023  — MEA Energy Association (MEA) is honored to induct Daniel Sullivan, principal – environmental remediation, of NiSource, Inc., and Chad Tameling, executive VP for SET Environmental, Inc. into the MEA Hall of Fame for their service to the energy

Morgan Kennedy Game Day Technologies

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 16, 2023 — Game Day Technologies powered by Atomic Data is excited to announce the appointment of Morgan Kennedy as chief growth and experience officer. In this newly created client-facing role, Morgan is dedicated to establishing enduring relationships between brands, venues and audiences to drive growth through the power of technology. Her core accountability is helping clients elevate the audience experience to deliver sustained profitable

Pathway Health Barbara Bowers

(Lake Elmo, MN) —  June 07, 2023 — Barbara J. Bowers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita and Founding Director of the Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, has been appointed a Senior Advisor for Pathway Health. “We are pleased to have established a relationship with Dr. Bowers. Her interest in improving the work-life quality for health care staff has driven her to

Amritesh Chaudhuri

  (Bloomington, MN) —  June 6, 2023  — ConvergeOne, the premier IP-enabled, solutions-led, customer experience company, announced that Amritesh (Amrit) Chaudhuri, former EVP and CMO at 8×8, will join ConvergeOne as President, Products and Markets, effective today. Amrit is a proven technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in leading products, marketing and go-to-market strategy for world-class products and services. Prior to his role at 8×8, Amrit held executive positions at

Hazelden Betty Ford Arnie Stueber

  (Center City, MN) — May 19, 2023 — The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation—the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of substance use treatment, mental health care and related research, education and prevention services—has selected Arnie Stueber to be its next chief financial and administrative officer. Stueber, a certified public accountant with an MBA from Marquette University, has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare finance. For four years, he served as

League of Minnesota Cities Luke Fischer

(St. Paul, Mn) — May 4th, 2023  —The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Directors has named Luke Fischer as the new executive director of the LMC, a statewide membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. He replaces Dave Unmacht, who previously announced he will retire this spring after eight years in the executive director role. Fischer will assume the position May 22. Fischer has served as

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities Honors Rev. Jermaine Ross-Allam as First Spirit of United Award Recipient

  To me, Jermaine embodies that part of our spiritual heritage we affirm in our Presbyterian ordination vows: energy, intelligence, imagination, and love.”  — Rev. Phil Romine     (St Paul, MN) —  April 27, 2023 — United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is thrilled to honor Rev. Anthony Jermaine Ross-Allam (’12) as its inaugural Spirit of United alum award recipient. Established this year, the Spirit of United award

Jeremy Ebert Chief Financial Officer

  (Maple Grove, MN) — April 27, 2023 — TopLine Financial Credit Union announces it has hired Jeremy Ebert as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.   Jeremy is an accomplished financial services executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He joins the TopLine family from Wings Financial Credit Union where he most recently held the position of Vice President – Treasurer, and prior as a

Beth Long-Higgins Distinguished Alum

Long-Higgins is Executive Director United Church Home’s Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging     In the field of aging services, Beth has positioned the Parker Center, UCH, and herself as a trusted voice in ethical, faith-informed, and innovative thought leadership and program design.”   — Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel     (St Paul, MN) — April 25, 2023 — United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is proud to

Spencer Breithaupt PetVivo Holdings

  (Minneapolis, MN) — April 14, 2023  — PetVivo Holdings, Inc. an emerging biomedical device company focused on the commercialization of innovative medical therapeutics for companion animals and animal athletes is pleased to announce that Spencer Breithaupt has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Spencer to PetVivo’s Board of Directors” said John Lai, Chief Executive Officer of PetVivo Holdings, Inc. “Spencer brings a wealth of

Becky Jansen 2023 Notable Women in Stem

(Maple Grove, MN)  — April 11, 2023 — Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC (Upsher-Smith) today announced that Becky Jansen, Associate Vice President of Technical Services was recognized as a 2023 Notable Woman in STEM by Twin Cities Business. The honorees were featured in the April/May issue of Twin Cities Business and online at Click here to view the complete article. Twin Cities Business recognized 16 women in STEM who are leaders and innovators in their field. The honorees represent a

Pam Cannon Twin Cities United Way

(Minneapolis, MN) — April 6th, 2023 —  Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) is proud to announce that Pamela Cannon, JD, MA, Vice President & Chief People Officer at Meda, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW). GTCUW is a leading provider of community giving, committed to creating a thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Ms. Cannon brings 20

TopLine Financial Credit Union’s Tom Smith Inducted Into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  April 05, 2023 — TopLine Financial Credit Union’s President and CEO, Tom Smith, was recently inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington D.C. Smith received the honor during the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) annual Governmental Affairs Conference which was held the end of February, 2023. The Credit Union House Hall of Leaders provides lasting recognition for credit union leaders whose

Ivy Chang Most Trusted Business Professional

(Minnetonka, MN) — April 3, 2023 — Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Ivy Chang is acknowledged as a Most Trusted Business Professional for her contributions to the field of Public Relations. Ms. Chang earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1970. She began her career as an Editorial Assistant with Burlington Northern Inc. (now known as BNSF Railway Company). She accepted a position as Editor

Jim Lorenz 2023 MEA Board

  I am proud to assist in leading the MEA Board of Directors, along with their talented team, as we support the rapidly changing energy industry.”   — Jim Lorenz     (Bloomington, MN) —  March 28, 2023 — MEA Energy Association (MEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Lorenz as chair of the board and welcome all officers and directors to the 2023 MEA Board of Directors. On

American Swedish Institute Announces New President and CEO

Carnegie Mellon University vice provost Dr. Molly Wright Steenson, author, architectural historian and design professor, joins ASI as new leader (Minneapolis, MN) — March 22, 2023 — The American Swedish Institute is pleased to announce today that Dr. Molly Wright Steenson (she/her), Carnegie Mellon University vice provost for faculty, associate professor in the School of Design and the K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technology, will join the Minneapolis cultural center and museum as president and

CHS Sarah Bovim Vice President

CHS Names Sarah Bovim Vice President, Government Affair   (St Paul, MN) —  March 20, 2023 — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading agribusiness cooperative, today announced the appointment of Sarah Bovim as vice president, government affairs. Bovim brings over 17 years of experience to CHS, leading government affairs and public policy for Whirlpool Corporation and Albertsons Companies, one of the largest U.S. food and drug retailers. Before working in the

Amy Juers The Marketing Edge

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 16, 2023  — Edge Marketing, Inc. (formerly Edge Legal Marketing and Accounting Edge Marketing), a Minneapolis-based public relations and marketing firm serving the needs of organizations in the legal and accounting industries, announces CEO Amy Juers, MBA, has published her first book: The Marketing Edge: A Sharper Way to Approach Building a Brand. The Marketing Edge offers actionable and practical tips on performing a SWOT

High Bar Brands Territory Managers

  (Owatonna, MN) — March 15, 2023 — High Bar Brands is proud to announce the addition of two new Territory Managers to its sales team: Doug Eitel and Ryan Fleischhacker. With a passion for sales and a dedication to providing customers with high-quality products, both Eitel and Fleischhacker are excited to join the High Bar Brands family. Eitel, the new Northern Territory Manager, will support Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and

Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice, Athletic Trainer Highlighted in National Publication

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, Andrea Allyn, M.B.A., L.A.T., make lists in Becker’s Spine Review (Alexandria, MN) — March 2023 – Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and its clinic and sportsmedicine director, Andrea Allyn, M.B.A., L.A.T., were recently recognized in the national industrypublication Becker’s Spine Review. Listed in two compilations of leaders in orthopedics, theregionally preferred practice was noted for its exemplary joint replacement service and Allyn’sleadership in sports medicine. Patients in need of

Jennifer L. Vogel

  (Minneapolis, MN) — March 07, 2023 — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) has appointed Jennifer L. Vogel as chair of the board of directors, effective March 7, 2023. Vogel, former senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., joined the board in October 2022. Vogel has extensive board governance and executive leadership experience. She has served on multiple public company boards, overseeing major transactions,

DEED Announces Neela Mollgaard as New Executive Director of Small Business Development

(St. Paul, MN) — March 1, 2023 – Neela Mollgaard, the current director of Launch Minnesota at the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), has been appointed the agency’s new Executive Director of Small Business Development, DEED announced today. In her new position, Mollgaard will lead DEED initiatives to serve Minnesota’s small business sector, including entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. This new position brings together four offices of DEED: 

Brent Moen Tactile Systems Technology

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Feb. 21, 2023  — Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. a medical technology company providing therapies for people with chronic disorders, announced that Brent Moen has communicated his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer in 2023. “I would like to thank Brent for his important contributions to our organization during his tenure,” said Dan Reuvers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tactile Medical. “Brent was instrumental in

Renee Alexander Minnesota State Fair

(Twin Cities, MN) — Feb. 27, 2023 —  Renee Alexander, longtime Minnesota State Fair deputy general manager, will be the new CEO of the Minnesota State Fair. The State Fair’s board of managers conducted a search over the past several months and announced today that Alexander will take over for retiring CEO Jerry Hammer. Alexander has more than 20 years of experience with the Great Minnesota Get-Together, including 13 years

Grace Arnold Department of Commerce Commissioner

(St Paul, MN) — Feb 16th, 2023–   Grace Arnold has been confirmed by the Minnesota Senate as Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, an agency which encompasses regulation, planning, programs and services involving more than 40 industry areas, including insurance, financial institutions and energy resources. “Commissioner Arnold has had great success in a range of initiatives, from advancing energy efficient homes and advocating for health insurance affordability to

Leigh Steinberg Commencement Address

  Steinberg to share inspiring comeback story of recovery (St Paul, MN) — February 16, 2023  — Sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who inspired the classic movie Jerry Maguire and whose famous clients include two-time MVP and NFL champion quarterback Patrick Mahomes, will deliver the 24th Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies commencement address on April 22. Steinberg will share his inspiring comeback story—from losing everything amid struggles with

David Gagne Agile Frameworks

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Feb. 15, 2023  — Agile Frameworks®, a leader in integrated field and lab management software for engineering services, and the leading provider of SaaS solutions to the construction materials testing (CMT) market in North America, today announced David A. Gagne as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, and his appointment to the Agile Frameworks Board of Directors. Over the last 15 years David has successfully

Munjed M. Murad

  Dr. Murad is already strengthening United’s profile in a world that beckons respect for the lived religion of others and envisions intercultural competence.”    — President Molly T. Marshall     (St Paul, MN) — February 9, 2023  — United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities formally installed Dr. Munjed M. Murad on February 9th as the inaugural holder of the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies.

Ceridian Promotes Steve Holdridge

  (Toronto and Minneapolis, MN) — Feb. 08, 2023  — Ceridian, a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today announced the promotion of Steve Holdridge to President, Customer and Revenue Operations. In this new role, Holdridge will bring together the revenue and customer functions globally into one organization focused on driving revenue growth and a best-in-class customer experience with quantifiable value at every touchpoint. Holdridge’s appointment is part

Minnesota Builders Exchange Announces 2023 Board of Directors; Greg Grazzini Named President

  This association has a proud 135-year history and remains as relevant and important in the construction process and the creation of communities across our state as the day it was formed.”   — Greg Grazzini   (Minneapolis, MN) —  USA, February 10, 2023  — At its annual meeting in January, the Minnesota Builders Exchange (MBEX) announced its 2023 board members and leadership who will all contribute to the organization’s vision

Todd Villeneuve named recipient of NAILBA 2022 Independent Distribution Twenty Award

    Our team at IFC National Marketing is dedicated to helping agents and agencies increase their revenue by providing unparalleled support and the tools to ensure success.”    — Todd Villeneuve   (Coon Rapids, MN) — February 2, 2023 — NAILBA (National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies), the Voice of Independent Distribution (ID), has named Todd Villeneuve, managing partner of IFC National Marketing, as a recipient of its prestigious

Vanco Jim McGinnis

CEO Shawn Boom Promoted to Executive Chairman (Bloomington, MN) — Jan. 24, 2023 — Vanco, the market’s leading provider of payment solutions to education and faith organizations, is pleased to announce two exciting changes in the company. CEO Shawn Boom will transition to Executive Chairman and enterprise software and payments expert Jim McGinnis will become Chief Executive Officer. “It is beyond rewarding and exciting to see our vision coupled with years of

Gail Peterson Sun Country

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Jan. 23, 2023  — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) has appointed Gail Peterson, executive vice president of Global Marketing & Communications for Ecolab Inc., to its board of directors, effective January 20, 2023. “I am pleased to welcome Gail as our newest board member,” says David Siegel, Sun Country board chair. “She brings a wealth of experience in publicly held companies and has a proven record of

CaringBridge 2023 Board of Directors

  (Eagan, MN)  — Jan. 24, 2023  — For over 25 years, CaringBridge has worked towards its vision of a world where no one goes through a health journey alone. CaringBridge, a platform supporting family caregivers and their loved ones during a health journey, has announced this year’s board of directors and executive committee members, including 9 incumbents and 6 newly ratified members. New members joining include: Calvin U. Allen –

ConvergeOne Announces Executive Transitions

Jeffrey Russell Appointed as CEO to Succeed John McKenna, who is Retiring Salvatore Lombardi Appointed CFO (Bloomington, MN) —  Jan. 18, 2023  — ConvergeOne, the preeminent services-led provider of cloud, collaboration and digital modernization solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Russell as Chief Executive Officer. Russell succeeds John McKenna, who is retiring but will remain on the company’s Board of Directors as an Executive Director. Russell was most recently President and

Marsden Services Chris Hillman

  (St Paul, MN) — Jan. 17, 2023 — Marsden Services, L.L.C., a national facility services provider, announces the hire of Chris Hillman as chief operating officer of Commercial Cleaning and Specialty Services divisions. Hillman is responsible for the ongoing operations of the organization as well as executing Marsden’s strategic long-term goals. Hillman’s starting date was Jan. 4, 2023. “I’m very pleased to be bringing Chris onboard,” said Guy Mingo,

Pheasants Forever Quail Forever Marilyn Vetter

Vetter becomes 3rd CEO in organization’s 40-year history upon Howard Vincent’s retirement later this year (St Paul, MN) —  Jan. 9, 2023 — Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Board of Directors has selected Marilyn Vetter as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer.  She brings twenty-five years of strategic leadership, business management, and volunteer experience to the position.  Vetter has served as a member of the organization’s National Board of Directors since

Robert F. Murphy Ph.D.,

(Eagan, MN) — Jan. 12, 2023  — Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) today announced the appointment of Robert F. Murphy, Ph.D., to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board where he will serve alongside other key thought leaders in their respective fields to guide the company’s scientific initiatives and growth strategy. As a pioneer in the field of machine learning and analytics for biological data, Dr. Murphy is an expert in developing

Icario Marc Willard,

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Jan. 09, 2023  — Icario, the healthcare industry’s largest health action company, today announced the appointment of Marc Willard as CEO. Willard will also join Icario’s Board of Directors. Steve Wigginton, Icario’s founding CEO, will remain an investor in and advisor to the company. Having spent the last three decades leading and building healthcare technology businesses, Willard brings highly relevant experiences and industry relationships to his

Foley Mansfield Elects Six New Partners in 2023

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Jan. 04, 2023  — Foley Mansfield is pleased to announce its new partnership class of 2023, in which six accomplished attorneys were elected to partner. “We are thrilled to have these attorneys ascend to the level of partner as each has proven their unwavering commitment to their clients, time and time again, as well as continually upholding the firm’s culture and core values,” said Kyle Mansfield,

Rob Vischer University of St. Thomas,

(St Paul, MN) —  Dec. 19, 2022  — The University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees has selected Robert K. Vischer as the 16th president of the 137-year-old Catholic university. Vischer, a longtime law school educator who became interim president this summer, will be the second layperson to lead Minnesota’s largest private university when he takes permanent office Jan. 1, 2023. Vischer was dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law from 2013-22. “Rob is