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  • Schacter to present at MobCon          mhta
  • 10-21 MHTA – Carlon Schachter, Vice President of the Americas for Google, will speak at the upcoming MobCon 2013 conference in Minneapolis.
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  • Big bonuses for Orchestra CEO          twin cities daily planet
  • 10-20 Minnesota Orchestra patrons are questioning hefty compensation paid to Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson at the same time the administration pleads poverty and has locked out musicians.
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  • Vennes sentenced to 15 years          pioneer press
  • 10-18 Frank Vennes Jr., a former financier who brought in more than $1 billion for Twin Cities Ponzi schemer Tom Petters, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.
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  • Schell’s: The Next Generation          msp magazine
  • 10-18 The iconic Minnesota critters are the loon, the moose, the blue ox, the Hamm’s bear dancing through sky-blue waters, and of course the Schell’s peacock. When you go down to the gingerbread-fairy-tale mansion in New Ulm where they make the iconic Minnesota Schell’s beer, these stunning birds emerge fan-tailed and regal around every corner. So of course, when I got the chance to talk to the Marti family, the real-life direct descendants of brewery founder August Schell who still run the place, I had to ask about them.
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  • Insignia Systems Announces Addition to Board          business wire
  • 10-18 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) today announced that Steven R. Zenz has been elected as a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Zenz is a former partner of the audit and advisory firm KPMG, where he served in various capacities in his 33 years with the firm, including partner in charge of the audit group and partner in charge of the firm’s SEC and technical accounting practices in KPMG’s Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa, offices as well as lead audit partner for many publicly-held company clients. Since 2011, Mr. Zenz has acted as a consultant on several merger and acquisition transactions providing advice on valuations, SEC filings, technical accounting and integration.
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  • Aaron Arnett Joins Yukon Partners          business wire
  • 10-18 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yukon Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Arnett, Director, to the Yukon team. Mr. Arnett’s responsibilities include working with the Yukon team on overall investment activities. He will provide leadership in the areas of evaluation, due diligence, and portfolio investment monitoring.
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  • W. Hall Wendel Jr. gives $10M to Mayo          mspbj
  • 10-16 Mayo Clinic will expand its executive health program thanks to a $10 million donation from W. Hall Wendel Jr., former CEO and chairman of Polaris Industries Inc.
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  • D-town Council has a new CEO          twin cities business
  • 10-16 Veteran civic leader Steve Cramer, who also chairs the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, said it’s a vital time for downtown Minneapolis.
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  • ViaWest announces new VP/GM          mhta
  • 10-16 MHTA – ViaWest has named Todd Meester Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Minnesota region. Meester will lead the development and growth of ViaWest’s market expansion in the region.
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  • Nelson promoted at Beehive PR          mnpr blog
  • 10-16 April Nelson has been promoted to group director at Beehive PR. In her new role she oversees a portfolio that includes financial services, education, retail and healthcare accounts. She will continue to help set strategic direction for her clients and manage project teams. Nelson joined Beehive in 2010 as an account director and since then has worked with clients including 6pm.com, Rasmussen College, Coloplast Corp. and Deluxe Corporation. Prior to joining Beehive, Nelson worked in the financial services group at Weber Shandwick for nearly three years.
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  • Kaye Rakow, of NAIOP, to retire          finance & commerce
  • 10-15 She earns plaudits from longtime Capitol observers — even those who haven’t always been sympathetic to the agenda of commercial property owners.
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  • Schlander joins Securian as Public Affairs Director          business wire
  • 10-14 ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alyssa M. Schlander joined Securian Financial Group as senior counsel and director, Public Affairs. She will develop and implement government affairs strategies for the St. Paul-based financial services company and report to Gary Christensen, senior vice president and general counsel.
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  • Castrejo Appointed PwC’s Mpls cyberSecurity Leader          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PwC US today announced the addition of Tomas M. Castrejon as an advisory leader focused on cybersecurity for the firm’s Greater Minneapolis market. Castrejon was previously based in the San Francisco office and brings cybersecurity skills and experience to PwC’s Minneapolis practice, which has more than 40 consultants focused on cybersecurity.
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  • Matchinsky joins Scholarship America          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced that Tom Matchinsky has joined the organization as the new Director of Sales, Great Lakes Region for Scholarship Management Services (SMS). SMS is Scholarship America’s social enterprise that creates custom scholarship, tuition assistance and other education-focused programs for corporate, foundation and individual clients.
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  • Dorsey & Whitney hires new CFO          mspbj
  • 10-14 Dorsey & Whitney has hired Robert “Skipp;” Swayze to be its new chief financial officer.
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  • Schrock to retire from Pentair          streetinsider.com
  • 10-14 Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) announced that Michael Schrock, President and Chief Operating Officer, has informed the company of his intent to leave employment and retire effective December 31, 2013.
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  • UHG’s Boudreaux is powerful          twin cities business
  • 10-13 Fortune magazine named Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group’s Gail Boudreaux to its list of the most prominent businesswomen in the United States; meanwhile, several leaders of companies with a major Minnesota presence also made the cut.
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  • Stolpestad doesn’t golf          pioneer press
  • 10-11 Jim Stolpestad has given this tour before — at least 50 times.
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  • Petters will have to wait          star tribune
  • 10-10 Because of transportation scheduling issues, next week’s hearing for convicted businessman Tom Petters to seek a shorter prison sentence will be delayed until Oct. 23.
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  • St. Jude Medical CEO is critical          mspbj
  • 10-10 The med-tech industry should focus on innovation and avoid turning devices into commodities, St. Jude Medical CEO Dan Starks said at the Minnesota Venture Finance Conference Thursday.
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  • Fry sentenced to 17+ yrs          star tribune
  • 10-9 James Nathan Fry, the Mound hedge fund manager who misled clients about their investments with convicted Wayzata businessman Tom Petters, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in prison.
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  • Sanchez named Strib editor          star tribune
  • 10-8 Sanchez will take over the top editing job Friday from Nancy Barnes, who was named the new editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle.
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  • Feds seek 25 years for Fry          star tribune
  • 10-8 James Fry, one of the chief sources of funding for the Ponzi scheme engineered by Tom Petters, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday and faces a possible prison term of 30 years or more.
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  • Smyrnios is Schwan’s new CEO          pioneer press
  • 10-8 The Schwan Food Co. has named a Nestle executive to be its next chief executive officer, the Marshall-based food company announced Monday.
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  • Allianz Life Promotes Dave Thom Assistant VP           business wire
  • 10-8 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Dave Thom to assistant vice president of Operations Strategy in the Operations division. In this role, Thom is responsible for expense management and workforce planning as well as business technology for Operations. He also leads a team responsible for developing web-based service for customers and financial professionals. Thom reports to Senior Vice President of Operations, Jasmine Jirele.
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  • Genesis10 Appoints Nick Swaggert as Director           business wire
  • 10-7NEW YORK & ST.PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genesis10, a leading business and IT professional services firm, has appointed Nick Swaggert as director of its veterans program. Swaggert, an infantry officer with the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2010, will build on and expand the company’s current veterans program. He is based in the company’s St. Paul, Minn., office.
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  • Grupo Avance found his niche          minnesota business
  • 10-7 After moving from Mexico to the United States, Juan Ramirez received an MBA from the University of Minnesota and spent part of his career working in corporate America, including stints at IBM and General Electric. But an entrepreneur by nature, he eventually began to ponder other paths.
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  • James Fry faces sentencing          pioneer press
  • 10-5 James Fry, a hedge fund manager convicted this summer on fraud charges stemming from the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme, will learn Wednesday how long he’ll spend in federal prison.
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  • Bill Linder dies at 92          pioneer press
  • 10-4 WILLMAR, Minn. — Willmar broadcasting pioneer and philanthropist Bill Linder, whose family established radio stations in west-central and southwestern Minnesota as well as a Minnesota farm radio network, has died at age 92.
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  • John Morgan has no filter          twin cities business
  • 10-4 The always candid John Morgan on building Winmark, investing in Canterbury, and pulling off one of poker’s all-time bluffs.
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  • 4 Nash Finch execs will depart          star tribune
  • 10-4 Four of Nash Finch Co.’s top executives will lose their jobs after Spartan Stores completes its buyout of the Edina-based grocery wholesaler, according to a regulatory filing Thursday.
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  • Solve hires Shawn Hansen          mspbj
  • 10-3 Minneapolis advertising agency Solve has hired Shawn Hansen as account director on the agency’s new Bentley Motors account.
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  • Maxxum’s New CTO Eyes Healthcare and Other Markets          business wire
  • 10-3 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxxum, Inc., a regional leader in Secure IT Asset Disposition services, today announced that Ray Davey has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer. Davey’s charter is to further develop the company’s product and service capabilities, define technology strategies, and provide technical oversight for company operations.
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  • Paul Buckman Joins Conventus Orthopaedics as CEO          business wire
  • 10-3 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Conventus Orthopaedics, a company creating less invasive solutions to treat a broad range of challenging peri-articular fractures, today announced the addition of two leading industry veterans to guide the company into commercial operations and market growth. Paul Buckman has joined the company as CEO and David Blue has joined as Chief Commercial Officer.
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  • CSM Corp. Announces Executive Hires          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CSM Corporation today announced two executive hires that will help position the company for future growth as it looks to leverage the current portfolio and take advantage of the improving real estate market.
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  • PwC names new top TC exec          mspbj
  • 10/1 PricewaterhouseCoopers has promoted Tom Montminy to managing partner for the accounting firm’s Greater Minneapolis market.
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  • Osmo Vanska resigns          fox9
  • 10/1 MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska resigned Tuesday morning as the year-long lockout continues. Vanska had been with the orchestra for ten years.
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  • The Tile Shop Appoints Chris Homeister as COO          business wire
  • 10-1 – MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories, today announced the appointment of Mr. Chris Homeister as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the Company. In this role, Mr. Homeister will oversee supply chain, retail operations and merchandising. This appointment is effective immediately.
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  • Carol Surface goes to Medtronic          mspbj
  • 9/30 Former Best Buy Co. Inc. Chief Human Resources Officer Carol Surface will take over as Medtronic Inc.’s top HR exec Tuesday.
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  • SAGE announces appointment of new CEO           business wire
  • 9/30 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SAGE Electrochromics, the leading manufacturer of electronically tintable dynamic glass, announced today that Dr. Alan McLenaghan, Ph.D., has been named the new CEO of SAGE Electrochromics Inc. Dr. McLenaghan will replace John Van Dine, the founder and CEO since the company’s inception in 1989, who will step down from day-to-day responsibilities. In 2012, SAGE was acquired and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in glass and building materials.
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  • Carol Surface goes to Medtronic          mspbj
  • 9/27 Former Best Buy Co. Inc. Chief Human Resources Officer Carol Surface will take over as Medtronic Inc.’s top HR exec Tuesday.
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  • Hormel R&D; chief retiring          mspbj
  • 9/27 Phillip Minerich, vice president of research and development, rose through the ranks after starting as a quality control trainee for the company in 1976. His last day is Dec. 31.
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  • HealthEast gets Paul Torgerson          mspbj
  • 9/26 HealthEast Care System named Paul Torgerson, a Dorsey & Whitney partner and former Fairview Health Services executive, chief administrative officer.
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  • Andersen Corporation Promotes Susan M. Roeder           business wire
  • 9/26 BAYPORT, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Andersen Corporation today announced the promotion of Susan M. Roeder to director of Public Affairs. In this new role, Roeder will be responsible for growing the Andersen public outreach in all communities where we have a presence.
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  • Carlson Inc. appoints new CFO          twin cities business
  • 9/25 Carlson, Inc.—a Minnetonka-based hospitality company whose brands extend into the restaurant, hotel, and travel industries—announced Monday the appointment of a new CFO.
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  • Schwan Food CEO resigns          mspbj
  • 9/24 Schwan Food Co. CEO and President Greg Flack will step down after five years in the position, the Marshall-based frozen food company said Tuesday.
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  • Simonson’s Salon & Spa Names New HR Administrator          business wire
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simonson’s Salon and Spa, the award winning salon and spa, is pleased to announce that Alissa Staloch has joined their team as the new Human Resources Administrator and Executive Assistant.
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  • Securian’s Swanson Named “Top; Woman in Finance”          business wire
  • 9/24ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From her first day at Securian in the 1970s, Nancy Swanson’s professional credo was, “Get; to work early, stay late, and say no to nothing in between.” Strict adherence to this standard from her first day as a 19-year-old typist in the steno pool led to a vice presidency and the critical role of chief corporate compliance officer.
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  • Bill Nicklow dies after fall          mspbj
  • 9/24 Bill Nicklow, the owner of several Twin Cities restaurants over the past 40 years, died following a fall that left him in a coma.
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  • ORC Hires Brian Cruikshank to Lead Mpls Office          pr newswire
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global market research firm ORC International has appointed Brian Cruikshank as Senior Vice President. Brian joins ORC International with more than 24 years’ experience in market research. He will be responsible for expanding the services provided through ORC’s Minneapolis office with a focus on the company’s core concentration in the Customer, Employee, Markets and Products, and Strategy research areas.
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  • SurModics names Ward chairman          star tribune
  • 9/21 SurModics Corp. of Eden Prairie has chosen veteran Minnesota health care executive Scott R. Ward to be its chairman of the board. Ward, a SurModics board member since 2010, will succeed retiring chairman Robert Buhrmaster at the company’s annual meeting in February.
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  • Jay Hietpas Joins SEH to Lead Const. Services          business wire
  • 9/19 ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) is pleased to announce Jay Hietpas as the Regional Practice Center Leader (RPCL) of SEH’s new central region construction services practice.
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  • Sarah Gallo joins CHS Inc. as CHS Washington Rep.          pr newswire
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced today it has named Sarah Gallo to its Government Affairs staff as CHS Washington Representative. Gallo will be responsible for representing the company’s interests on issues related to agriculture at the federal level. She will be based out of the CHS Government Affairs office in Washington, DC.
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  • Allianz Life Promotes Nancy Knutson           business wire
  • 9/18 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Nancy Knutson to director of Expense, Workforce Management and Reporting within the Operations division. In this role, Knutson is responsible for expense management, reporting and forecasting to support the operating areas of the company. She also oversees strategic expense planning for the Allianz Life Operations workforce. Knutson reports to Dave Thom, senior director of Operations Strategy.
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  • MindShare Names Herndon VP, Biz Development          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MindShare Strategies, Inc., a marketing firm specializing in the transportation and logistics industries, has promoted Carleen Herndon to vice president of business development. She will be responsible for managing the firm’s sales process and activities, with particular focus on rolling out the agency’s new Marketing Made Simple™ program that helps small- and medium-sized companies go to market. She also will be instrumental in bringing business results to MindShare’s clients by aligning their needs with the firm’s eight marketing practices in strategy/branding, research, media relations/PR, advertising, digital media, direct marketing/collateral, special events, and sales/business development.
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  • Piper Jaffray Hires Greg O’Stean          business wire
  • 9/17 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) is pleased to announce the addition of Greg O’Stean as a senior vice president within the hospitality group. His addition is an integral component of the firm’s hospitality finance growth plans. O’Stean will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office, responsible for new business development, owner relations and strategic opportunities for the Piper Jaffray hospitality group.
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  • Ed Eger Joins Digital River’s Board of Directors          business wire
  • 9/17 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) today announced the appointment of Ed Eger to its board of directors. Most recently, Mr. Eger served as a senior vice president and general manager of the Americas at PayPal, Inc. and as an advisor to the CEO at eBay Corporation. In this role, he was tasked with establishing PayPal as the preferred online payment method for consumers and merchants in North and South America.
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  • Family Enterprise Appoints New Executive Director          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline McLean as the organization’s new Executive Director. With over 20 years of fundraising and organizational experience, Caroline comes to FEUSA with a deep level of knowledge in national, state, and local politics and will lead FEUSA’s efforts to grow its membership and financial base. “Caroline; is a great addition and we’re excited about the knowledge and passion she brings to our organization,” says Mike Hamra, Chairman of FEUSA and President and CEO of Hamra Enterprises.
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  • Fairview names new CEO          mspbj
  • 9/17 Fairview Health Services on Tuesday named Rulon Stacey, president of University of Colorado Health, its CEO. Stacey will begin Nov. 4, replacing Chuck Mooty, Fairview said Tuesday. Mooty has been Fairview’s interim CEO for more than a year.
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  • ‘Urgency Room’ names new CEO          mspbj
  • 9/17 Emergency Physicians Professional Association, which operates three standalone emergency rooms in the Twin Cities, has named Rob Thomas CEO.
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  • Local named national PR leader          twin cities business
  • 9/11 Sara Gavin, the longtime leader of the Twin Cities operations of PR firm Weber Shandwick, has been promoted to president of the global firm’s North American operations. Gavin has spent roughly three decades with the firm and its predecessors. She co-founded Mona, Meyer, McGrath & Gavin, which was acquired by Shandwick International in 1988 and subsequently became part of Weber Shandwick in 2001.
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  • Cargill Board of Directors elects MacLennan CEO          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill today announced that its board of directors has elected David W. MacLennan, currently Cargill’s president and chief operating officer, as the corporation’s next chief executive officer effective Dec. 1, 2013, succeeding Gregory R. Page, 62, who will serve as executive chairman. MacLennan, 54, will retain the title of president and continue as a director of the company. The transition is the result of the company’s ongoing succession planning with the board.
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  • Rasmussen College Names Brent Dobsch As CFO          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Rasmussen College today announced the appointment of Brent Dobsch as its new chief financial officer. Dobsch, who joins the College effective immediately, will oversee all aspects of finance and accounting, including financial strategy, management and reporting.
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  • Arctic Cat Hires Matt Malfitano as VP          business wire
  • 9/10 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today announced Matt Malfitano has joined the company as vice president of North American sales, effective immediately. In this role, he is responsible for leading Arctic Cat’s sales, national accounts and dealer development efforts in the United States and Canada.
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  • Kowalski’s founder dies          star tribune
  • 9/6 James Kowalski, who built the Twin Cities chain of nine supermarkets bearing his name, died Thursday in an accident while on a fishing trip in Canada.
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  • Schultz resigns from CSI          twin cities business
  • 9/6 Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), announced Wednesday that William Schultz resigned from CEO and was replaced by Chairman Curtis Sampson, who will now serve as interim CEO. The Minnetonka-based telecommunications firm also named Edwin Freeman chief financial officer and Roger Lacey vice chair of the board.
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  • Sep 4 -Manager, HR Generalist – Services Business Group Job          Richfield
  • The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for partnerships with key business leaders to develop and implement Human Resource and leadership programs that focus on talent. This includes identifying and fulfilling talent needs, talent integration, development, and assessing and shaping business decisions that deliver the business results, and meet the overall objectives of the Enterprise. The HRBP will work closely with business leaders to lead work in a variety of areas including talent management, organization design and development, selection and integration, employee development, talent pipeline, succession and performance management; strategic partner in supporting business transformation; and steward of the employee experience, in service of supporting the company’s strategy.
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  • Solve hires promient ad exec          mspbj
  • 9/4 Minneapolis branding and advertising agency Solve has hired Roman Paluta as its director of business development.
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  • Dorsey hires real estate veteran          star tribune
  • 9/4 The law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has hired real estate veteran Eileen Roberts. Roberts will work out of Dorsey’s Minneapolis office as a senior attorney in the Real Estate and Land Use Group, which consists of more than 20 lawyers. She joins the firm from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, where she was the Austin J. Baillon and Caroline M. Baillon professor of real estate law, part of her 24-year tenure there.
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  • SEH Board of Directors Names Four New Principals           business wire
  • 8/30 ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), a 550-person engineering and architecture firm, named four new company Principals: Jim Hall, Miles Jensen, Brian Kent, and Dan Zienty. The SEH Board of Directors selected these individuals based on their superior performance, thought leadership, and the trust and respect held by their clients and peers. SEH is an employee-owned company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. with several offices across the Midwest, Colorado and Wyoming. The company’s collective engineering and architecture efforts focus on building a better world for all of us by providing services to create better and safer infrastructure, cleaner air, lakes, rivers, renewable drinking water, or improved economic vitality and quality of life.
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  • Allianz Life Promotes Patrick Murphy           business wire
  • 8/30 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Patrick Murphy to director of Relationship Management within the IT division. In this role, Murphy is responsible for managing strategic business partner relationships that result in more effective prioritization of technology and business improvements. He also directs alignment between IT initiatives and the overall organizational requirements, providing better results for the customer. Murphy reports to the Vice President of Business Engagement, Patrick Christiansen.
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  • Creekridge Capital Expands Healthcare Sales Team          pr newswire
  • 8/29 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor leasing company, has announced the addition of David Gee to their sales team as a Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Gee will be responsible for targeting and growing healthcare vendor programs within the South Central Region.
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  • SEH Names Six New Company Associates          business wire
  • 8/26 ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), a 550-person engineering and architecture firm, named six new company Associates: Justin Black, PE; Eric McClure, PE; Matt Reid, PE; Bob Rogers, AICP; Jason Triplett, PE; and Matt Wegwerth, PE. The SEH Board of Directors selected these individuals based on their accomplishments and proven value to the company and the clients they serve. They each have unique expertise and talents, which help to further the company’s collective engineering and architecture efforts in building a better world for all of us. These individuals do this by providing services to create better and safer infrastructure, cleaner air, lakes, rivers, renewable drinking water, or improved economic vitality and quality of life.
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  • Allete CFO to retire in 2014          duluth news tribune
  • 8/26 Allete Chief Financial Officer Mark Schober is planning to retire in mid-2014, the Duluth-based energy company announced today.
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  • Polaris hires ex-Jostens CEO          mspbj
  • 8/20 Former Jostens Inc. president and CEO Tim Larson has joined Polaris Industries Inc. as vice president of global customer excellence.
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  • SPS names new CFO          mspbj
  • 8/20 Jamie Thingelstad has left social-commerce startup 8thBridge to serve as vice president and chief technology officer for growing software company SPS Commerce
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  • Creekridge Capital Adds Credit Specialist          pr newswire
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor leasing company, is pleased to announce they have added Brian Hathhorn to their sales team as a Revolving Credit Specialist. Mr. Hathhorn will be responsible for originating and growing vendors within Creekridge’s revolving credit product.
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  • Pawlenty campaigning again          minnpost
  • 8/18 Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a acting like he’s on the campaign trail again with a recent surge of videos, media interviews and Twitter posts. But Pawlenty isn’t selling himself. As president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable — an association for banks, insurers and credit companies — he’s working on a rebranding of the association prior to a new era of financial regulation that’s expected following the selection of a new chair of the Federal Reserve Board.
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  • Advanced Circulatory Adds Roger Heegaard to Board          business wire
  • 8/15 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Circulatory, makers of multiple medical devices and the pioneer of Perfusion on DemandTM therapy, has added Roger W. Heegaard to its Board of Directors.
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  • CHS: Brian Legried named to energy leadership role          pr newswire
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Brian Legried to the position of vice president, Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services, where he will provide strategic leadership and direction for the refined fuels sales organization focused on growing the Cenex® brand. The appointment was effective August 5, 2013.
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