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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, announced the election of Seena Hodges as president of the board of trustees. Hodges is the first person of color to hold the position. Other board appointments: Vice Presidents Karen Heithoff, Intoto, Minneapolis, and D. Ellen Wilson, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka; Treasurer: Sarah Lynn Oquist, Mitchell Hamline Law School, St. Paul; Secretary: Teresa “Terry” Rasmussen, Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis.
The Air Transport Research Society and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced that Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has won its 2021 ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Award in the 15 million-40 million Passengers Per Year category.
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, announced Bishop David A. Bard as the school’s 2021 Distinguished Alum. Bard currently serves as the presiding bishop for the Michigan Area and interim bishop for the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
TPG, a San Francisco-based global alternative asset firm, announced it has promoted Partner Jeff Rhodes to co-managing partner of TPG Capital; Rhodes is a 1993 graduate of St. Paul Central High School. … Alerus Financial Corp., a North Dakota-based diversified financial services company with significant operations and market share in the Twin Cities area, announced the promotion of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Katie A. Lorenson to president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2022, along with the transition of current President and CEO Randy L. Newman to executive chairman. … Onward Financing, a Minnetonka-based mortgage broker, announced the appointment of Rob Webb as CEO; Webb formerly was president of UnitedHealth Group Ventures. … Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, announced that Randy Doroff, private wealth adviser and chief executive officer of Fathom Advisors in Minneapolis, was among seven of its financial advisers nationwide to be named to the Forbes list of “America’s Top Wealth Advisors.”
HealthEZ, a Bloomington-based health insurance administrator for business, announced the appointments of Jeff Bakke to chief executive officer and company founder Nazie Eftekhari to executive chairwoman. Bakke previously led WEX Health. … Health Dimensions Group, a Minnetonka-based consulting and management firm focused on senior living and care, announced that Kim Watson has been named vice president of consulting services.
Allisa Song and Robbie Spencer were named $50,000 grand prize winners in this year’s MN Cup for their Nanodropper micro eye-dropper; it’s the first student-led business to win the state’s startup competition in its 17 year history. … Fast-food chain White Castle announced the selection of Russ Maziarka, Richfield, and Thomas Perri, Maple Grove, into its Cravers Hall of Fame for their “deep connection to the brand.”
Henson Efron, Minneapolis, announced that 21 of its attorneys have been honored by Best Lawyers in America 2022 and that Melissa Nilsson was named 2022 Minneapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in family law. … Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, announced that Nathan M. Brandenburg has joined the firm representing closely held businesses and financial institutions, focusing on commercial real estate, secured and real estate-based lending, automobile and marine dealerships, construction trades, health care and professional services.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced the groundbreaking for its corporate headquarters and innovation center, located at 1100 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth.
Edina-based business broker Transitions In Business announced that Closet Factory, a developer of custom organizational storage systems for business and consumers, has sold its Plymouth-based Minnesota franchise to Doug and Theresa Williams.
Qumu Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of video software and services to business, announced that Dave Ristow has stepped down as chief financial officer, effective Sept. 10, and that Matt Walker, Qumu’s corporate controller, will serve as interim principal accounting officer and principal financial officer during an executive search process. … Arvig, a Perham-based provider of internet and telecommunication services to business and consumers, announced that Eric Wilkens was promoted to the new position of director of cybersecurity.
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