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

Barbara D. Stinnett Boon Logic

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Dec. 15, 2022  — Boon Logic, provider of the world’s fastest AI-based anomaly detection solutions, today announced the appointment of Barbara D. Stinnett to its board of directors. Stinnett is founder and CEO of Timmaron Group, an international business strategy firm, and will advise the company on matters including operational strategy, raising and allocating funds, and industry-specific growth strategy. “Barbara brings a combination of midwestern sensibility

Marc Malandro Ph.D.

  (Eagan, MN) — Dec. 13, 2022  — Predictive Oncology Inc. today announced the appointment of Marc Malandro, 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. A highly regarded scientific leader with significant experience in business, law and philanthropy, Dr. Malandro currently serves as the Vice President of Operations

Dr. Joseph Eid

  Luminary announces a new Chief Medical Officer (Minneapolis, MN) —  December 7, 2022 — Luminary is announcing the appointment of Dr. Joseph Eid as the organization’s new fractional Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Eid succeeds Dr. Arek Duddek who has taken on new responsibilities at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Joseph Eid, Chief Medical Officer, Luminary Therapeutics is a Pharmaceutical executive with over 25 years proven expertise in people and

Judith Morgan

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 29, 2022  — Judith Morgan, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Pace® was sworn in as a 2023 board member for the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) at the Council’s annual meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 10.  Morgan will bring her extensive experience in compliance and analytical chemistry to the board. Her career spans over 30 years of service to the industry and

Matthew J. Hawryluk Ph.D Predictive Oncology

  (Eagan, MN)  — Dec. 05, 2022  — Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew J. Hawryluk, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors to help support the company’s strategic initiatives and commercialization efforts. Dr. Hawryluk currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Gritstone bio, Inc Recognized by Pharmaceutical Executive magazine as a leading business executive in the pharma and biotech

Tom Votel ISEA

  (St. Paul, MN) –Dec. 02, 2022  — Tom Votel, Ergodyne President & CEO, was re-elected as Chair of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) at the group’s annual fall meeting in Arlington, Virginia. An ISEA board member since 2011, Votel returns for his second one-year term as Chair, having also been named to the seat in 2021. Nate Kogler, Vice President of Products & Engineering, Bradley Corporation and Kelly

Topline Tom Smith Retirement

  MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, announces the retirement of Tom Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May 2023. TopLine’s Board of Directors partnered with a leadership succession firm to help guide them through the CEO selection process. Based on this process, the Board has named current Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice

Mankato Banker Appointed to National Council for Community Bank Leaders

(Mankato, MN)—November 22, 2022 — American Bankers Association has selected David Krause, CEO, Pioneer Bank, to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council. Krause attended the ABA Community Bankers Council meeting in Washington, November 14-16. Bankers had discussions on the impacts of mid-term elections results, legislative priorities for the new Congress, debit and credit card interchange, data aggregation, P2P payments liability, cannabis banking, ECORA, NSF fees, central bank digital currency and

Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award

I personally feel that Sheila exemplifies the enthusiasm and dedication to the profession that Gayle exhibited throughout her career, especially her courage and boldness.”   — Tom O’Connor, Director Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center     (Minneapolis, MN) — November 18, 2022 — Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to host the 3rd annual Gayle O’Connor GO Spirit Award where Sheila Grela will

Vicki Roscoe Erickson

  (Maplie Grove, MN) —  Nov. 16, 2022  — Twin Cities member-owned cooperative TopLine Financial Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications has been named one of Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Leaders in Marketing. A complete list of those selected is available online at Twin Cities Business. As TopLine Financial Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Vicki Roscoe Erickson is responsible for overseeing all

Jason Haugen Canterbury Park

  (Shakopee, MN) — Nov. 14, 2022  — Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced that current Director of Real Estate Development, Jason Haugen, has been named Vice President of Real Estate for Canterbury Park Development, LLC. In this newly created role, Haugen will continue his work overseeing the development of Canterbury Commons while also managing the growing portfolio of the Company’s real estate equity investments. “Jason’s promotion is a recognition of

2022 Hormel Heroes Scholarship

Scholarships support students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management program (Austin, MN) —  Nov. 11, 2022  — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the recipients of this year’s two $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in culinary arts or a foodservice management program.

Valéria Piccoli

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 7th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that Valéria Piccoli, Ph.D., will join the museum in the new role of Ken and Linda Cutler Chair of the Arts of the Americas and Curator of Latin American Art, following an extensive, global search. Piccoli comes to Mia from Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil, where she has been chief curator since 2012, curating exhibitions such

David S. Smith Predictive Oncology

  EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Predictive Oncology is pleased to announce the appointment of David S. Smith, JD, to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Smith is a life sciences and corporate attorney, veteran biotech industry executive and leading authority on the legal issues surrounding the therapeutic use of human tissue and cells. He has extensive transactional experience, venture financings and regulatory matters for life sciences

Red Wing Shoe Company Allison Gettings

Gettings to Succeed Current CEO Mark Urdahl Upon His January 2023 Retirement (Red Wing, MN) — Oct. 20, 2022  — Red Wing Shoe Company today announced that its board of directors has named Allison Gettings president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Gettings, who is currently president, will assume the role of CEO following the planned retirement of Mark Urdahl who has served as the company’s CEO since 2016. Gettings will become the 10th CEO

Katie Larson

(Austin, MN) —  Oct. 10, 2022 — Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Katie Larson as senior vice president of human resources. Larson assumes responsibility for leading the global human resources function at the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership at Hormel Foods. Larson will continue the world-class employer philosophy at Hormel Foods, leading business-focused

Chris Lauer Tim Carroll

(Thief River Falls, MN) — Oct. 10, 2022 — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, is proud to announce that Chris Lauer, vice president of order fulfillment & logistics, has been named one of Twin Cities Business’ 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executives and Tim Carroll, global head of marketing and eCommerce, has been named one of Twin Cities Business’ 2022 Notable Executives in Marketing. “Both

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and Jennie-O® Turkey Team to Honor Unsung Heroes: School Cafeteria Staff

The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor school cafeteria staff throughout the country. (Willmar, MN) —  Oct. 12, 2022 — The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand — the category leader and trusted brand for turkey products — announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor

Vanity Fair featuring CEO of Skingevity Med Spa

    We take the worry out of Longevity and bring you Skingevity.” — Amanda Lemmage (Spring Park, MN) — October 11, 2022 — As CEO and owner of Skingevity Med Spa, Amanda Lemmage has always been fascinated by the power of deep, holistic beauty. For nearly two decades, she’s been using that fascination to transform the aesthetic industry and help her patients pursue bold, confident, and healthy lives. Believing

Dr. Angela Parker

  Dr. Parker’s work at the intersection of Womanist thought, postcolonial theory, and biblical studies is so important in today’s world.” — Dean Kyle Roberts (St Paul, MN) —  October 7, 2022  — “Catching God’s Breath in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter” is the title presentation of this year’s Gustafson Lectureship in New Testament Studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The event, headlined by Dr. Angela Parker, is

Stephen Dopp

  (Bloomington, MN) — Oct. 04, 2022 — LYNX Innovation Inc. is excited to announce today that Stephen Dopp, current LYNX Innovation president and board member, has been selected as the new chief executive officer, effective as of Oct. 1, 2022. Dopp succeeds co-founder Kurt McNall, who will maintain a position on the board. “It is a privilege to be a part of such an insightful and collaborative culture,” said

Bryan D. Den Hartog

Twin Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society (Rosemont, Ill) — Sept. 16, 2022   — Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, has been named president of American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. In addition to leading the Society as president, Dr. Den Hartog will serve on the Board of Directors

Eric Ingvaldson

  (Minnetonka, MN) — Sept. 21, 2022  — Pineapple Energy Inc., a leading provider of sustainable solar energy and back-up power to households and small businesses, announced today that Eric Ingvaldson will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective October 10, 2022. He succeeds Mark Fandrich, who resigned in August 2022. As Pineapple’s CFO, Mr. Ingvaldson will lead the Company’s finance organization and financial activities including accounting, corporate development, financial

Alex Wiesner Cottage Grove

(Cottage Grove, MN) — Sept 20, 2022 — Growing up, Alex Wiesner didn’t imagine he’d become a firefighter. However, through hard work and a commitment to serving his community, he did just that – and was recognized by the city of Cottage Grove as their 2021 Firefighter of the Year. Alex started his career as a muti-craft mechanic on the plant engineering maintenance team when he joined the 3M Cottage