The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Andy Donahue as Small Business Development Center director. The center offers no-cost technical assistance and support to businesses at any point in their life cycle. Donahue previously served in a similar role at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for eight years.
LHB, Duluth, announced that Stacee Demmer has been named to lead the firm’s Integrative Design Team, succeeding Michael Fischer, who will remain with the firm with an increased focus on city and county government clients. Both are based in Minneapolis.
The Opus Group, a Minneapolis-based multi-disciplined commercial real estate developer, announced the promotion of Nick Murnane to vice president and general manager, overseeing its Minneapolis development team. Murnane has been with Opus since 2010, most recently as vice president, real estate development.
TopLine Financial Credit Union, Maple Grove, announced the promotion of Mick Olson to president and chief executive officer. Olson has been senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2006. The company also announced the hire of Jeremy Ebert as new senior vice president and chief financial officer; he previously was vice president-treasurer at Wings Financial Credit Union. … United Financials Capital, an Inver Grove Heights-based commercial lending credit union partnership, announced the addition of Jim Hoopes as chief lending officer. Hoopes comes from NorthMarq, where he was senior vice president-senior director.
Ramsey County announced that Ali M. Ali has been selected as director of its Financial Assistance Services department. Ali has served as interim director since April 2022.
Fredrikson, Minneapolis, announced that attorney Brian S. McCool has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. … Spencer Fane announced attorney Johanna Hyman has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
3M Co., a Maplewood-based global manufacturer of retail consumer goods and industrial products, announced the appointment of Michael Vale to group president and chief business and country officer, a new role. Vale has 30 years of executive experience at 3M.
MinnPost, a Minneapolis-based online news outlet, announced Adair Mosley as vice chair of its board of directors. Mosley is CEO of the African American Leadership Forum, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit.
Predictive Oncology, an Eagan-based developer of AI-influenced cancer treatments, announced the appointment of Christoph Reinhard to its Scientific Advisory Board. Reinhard is acting chief scientific officer for CELLphenomics GmbH. … UroDev Medical, a Minneapolis-based developer of the Connected Catheter System, announced the appointment of Dean Briesemeister as chief executive officer. Briesemeister previously served in an executive role at Heraeus Medevio.
Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation, Wayzata, announced it has named Maureen Scallen Failor as executive director. Scallen Failor most recently she served as chamber president and foundation board member for the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. … Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Eden Prairie, announced the following leadership promotions: Elizabeth (Liz) Borer to general counsel and secretary of the boards; Ted Chen, vice president, equity, culture, and learning; Kim Christianson, vice president, human resources and administration, and Amber Rudell, vice president, strategic planning. … The Central Territory of The Salvation Army, Roseville, announced that Major E. Randall Polsley will become division commander with the rank of Lt. Colonel, and Major Charlene Polsley will become divisional leader for officer development and Northwoods Camp administrator, also with the rank of Lt. Colonel. The appointments are effective June 28.
Ecolab, a St. Paul-based provider of business sanitary protection products and services and also runs several related subsidiaries, announced Nick Alfano has been appointed executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Industrial Group. … Spherion Staffing and Recruiting, a national staffing agency for businesses and employees, announced the opening of a franchise at 2355 MN-36 Bonestroo, Suite 400, Roseville; the franchise owner is Mai Vang.
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