Sunday July 18 – Twin Cities


DEVELOPMENT

Domination, a Plymouth-based owner, developer and manager of multi-family housing, has announced that it has hired Patrick grant as director of financial operations.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

American Bank, Minneapolis, announced it has appointed Tendayi Kapfidze as responsible for economic analysis. Kapfidze was until recently Chief Economist at Loan tree. … Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, announced that it has won the Digital Wealth Management Impact Innovation Award for Digital Client Engagement from the Aite Group, a global research and consulting company.

HEALTH CARE

MNsure, the state of Minnesota state health insurance platform, announced the retirement of its two oldest board members, Peter Benner and Phil Norrgard, who have completed their second and final term; the council elected Suyapa miranda, executive director of Prepare and Thrive, as the new president of MNsure, replacing Benner, and Stephanie Stoffel as vice-president; Stoffel is an IT executive and has been a member of the board since March 2020.

HONORS

Northern Star Scouting announced that Debbie montgomery, the first African-American city council member of St. Paul and a retired St. Paul police officer, received his Community builder award. Winners of Spurgeon Prize, named after the founder of the Exploring in the Workplace program William H. Spurgeon III, are: John Guttery, Ecolab; Louis Henry, McDonald’s; Bill Lentsch, Delta Air Lines; Allison O’Toole, Second Harvest Heartland; Jill Renslow, Mall of America, and Dan Starry, Washington County Sheriff.

LAW

Maslon, Minneapolis, announced that it reached the 2020 Pro bono instituteLaw Firm Pro Bono Challenge for the sixth year in a row, meaning it spends 3 percent of its billable hours or a set number of hours per lawyer providing pro bono legal services to low-income and disadvantaged people, to families, and non-profit groups. … Marchand & Gould, Minneapolis, announced that Loretta L. Freeman and Ryan C. smith will co-chair its Patent Design & Trade Dress Group.

MARKETING

St. Cloud based print marketing services company Nahan announced that the CEO Mike nahan, son of company founders Jim and Helen Nahan, announced his retirement and that Mike Ertel was appointed Nahan’s new CEO; Mike Nahan continues as an active member of the Board of Directors.

MEDIA

IMedia brands, an Eden Prairie-based retail brand owner and operator of home and online shopping networks, has announced the appointment of Montgomery “Monty” Wageman as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

NON-PROFIT

YMCA of the North, Minneapolis, announced the following new board members: Darrel German, Huntington Bank; Reid Larson, ViaWealth; Jim Leslie, Claros Technologies, Minnesota Children’s Hospital and Leslie Family Foundation, and Leslie Wright, Mitchell Hamline Law School.

IMMOVABLE

Kraus-Anderson Real Estate, Minneapolis, announced it has appointed Kirsten walstien as director of investment management; Walstien previously served as Director of Finance and Business Development for Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group.

SERVICES

Regis Corp., a Minneapolis-based operator and franchisor of hair care brands and retail locations, has announced the appointment of Michael mansbach to its board of directors. Mansbach is the former chairman of Mindbody Inc., a technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness service industries.

SPONSORSHIP

NatureWorks, a Minnetonka-based manufacturer of low-carbon PLA biopolymers from renewable resources, announced its sponsorship of PGA Tour winner Brendon Todd, which will be featured in NatureWorks social media efforts and corporate branding opportunities.

TECHNOLOGY

Based in Bloomington Avtex, a Digital TTEC company providing customer experience platforms for businesses, announced the hiring of Brian lannan as vice president of retail experience. … Image detection systems, a St. Paul-based surveillance technology provider for municipalities and law enforcement has announced the appointment of Brian J. VanDerBosch to its board of directors; VanDerBosch has been an independent advisor to the board of directors since 2017 and executive vice president of Owners Capital Holdings, an angel investment fund; the company also announced the hiring of Chris Larsen as vice president of engineering.

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Margie D. Carlisle