Minneapolis-based Solve has been named agency of record for Sunoco, a Dallas-based gasoline retailer and wholesaler. … Nemer Fieger, St. Louis Park, announced the following new clients: Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota; Angel Foundation; Donnie Smith Bike Show; Intercontinental MSP Hotel & Resort; Society Insurance, and Veritas Financial.
Agribusiness giant Cargill, Wayzata, announced that it has selected Jon Nash to lead its North American protein business.
Pope Architects, St. Paul, announced the promotion of Amy Maldonado, Brock Martinson, Christine Soma and Rebecca Frenning to the associate level in the firm.
Beth Nde of Adolfson & Peterson Construction, was named president of the Minnesota Builders Exchange board of directors; other board member and officers include: Danielle Dziedzic, Dziedzic Caulking, vice president; Erik Molin, Molin Concrete Products Co., treasurer and Tom Getzke, MBEX, secretary; elected to new three-year terms as directors were Ben Newlin, Terra Construction; Erik Molin, Molin Concrete Products Co; Kelli Lind; John A Knutson & Co.; other board include: Chris Hauck, PCL Construction Services; Andy Ristrom, Carl Bolander & Sons Co; Patrick Sims, Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Lauren Colbeth, Mortenson Construction; Wally Peterson, Cemstone Products Co; Randy LaFaive, Market & Johnson Inc.; Jennifer Crowder, G R Promotions, received the Earl Madison Volunteer of the Year Award; Greg Ochs, Snow-Larson Inc. and Oakcrest Building Products, was named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Year.
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities announced the opening of its new location at 767 Eustis St. in the renovated Case Building, part of the Court & Case campus, St. Paul.
Kohort Energy, an energy consulting firm based in Mankato, announced it has been certified as a distributor/partner for Best Energy Saving Technology (BEST), based in Cornwall, England.
WeWork Labs, a global platform dedicated to empowering early-stage startups, is launching at 1330 Lagoon St., Uptown, Minneapolis.
JNBA Financial Advisors, Bloomington, announced it was named Minnesota’s top financial adviser in 2018 by Barron’s, with the senior advisory team receiving the Five Star Wealth Manager award, including: Richard S. Brown, chairman & chief executive officer; John Foster, senior adviser-investment strategist; Michael Bilotta, senior adviser-investment strategist; Stephanie Rossi, senior adviser, and Patrick Moyneur, senior adviser/director of advisory services. … TopLine Federal Credit Union, Maple Grove, announced that it has won two marketing awards from the Minnesota Credit Union Network: Community Impact & Outreach and Digital Advertising. … Accounting firm Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Edina, announced the promotions of Leah Davis and Tara Torsetl to partner. … Bayport-based First State Bank and Trust announced the following staff promotions: Jason Howard, CPA to executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer; Alex Zeien, CTFA to vice president, trust officer and Angie Laska to officer as senior credit analyst, portfolio lender.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a Center City-based provider of addiction treatment programs, has tapped Emily Piper, the former commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, as executive director of government relations and contracting. … Children’s Minnesota, a Twin Cities-based operator of pediatric hospitals and clinics, announced the hire of James C. Burroughs II as its chief equity and inclusion officer.
R3 Continuum, a Minneapolis-based workplace behavioral health consultant, announced it has been selected as a 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources. … UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, 3M, Maplewood, Target, Minneapolis, and U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, were included on Fortune’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. … The Association of Energy Service Professionals recognized Minneapolis-based utility Xcel Energy for outstanding achievement in customer engagement.
CSM Corp. announced the promotion of area General Manager Keith Kramar to managing director of the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that attorney Alyssa M. Troje has joined as a senior associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group and that attorney Christian V. Hokans has joined as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. … Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, announced that Nate Mussell has been named partner.
IntriCon Corp., an Arden Hills-based designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced that it has hired Doug Pletcher as vice president of Medical Business Development. … Medical Alley, a Golden Valley-based medical technology trade association, announced that its member companies have raised more than $2.8 billion over the past 5 years.
Mike Max has been named sports director at Minneapolis-based CBS affiliate WCCO-TV following the retirement of longtime sports director Mark Rosen.
The Arc Minnesota, which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, announced that Andrea Zuber has been appointed chief executive officer, effective Feb. 19.
The American Craft Council, Minneapolis, announced that Scott Pollock has been appointed senior director of programs and public engagement. … The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that Move Minneapolis, a transportation management nonprofit, is merging with the chamber.
Renters Warehouse, an Eden Prairie-based real estate investment services company, announced that David Sommer has been named chief operations officer. … Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced that Gino Blefari has been promoted from CEO of HSF Affiliates to CEO of the company; joining founder and Executive Chairman Ron Peltier in leading the company.
Target Corp., Minneapolis, announced the following executive changes: Chief Human Resources Officer Stephanie Lundquist moves to president of food and beverage, Chief Marketing Officer Rick Gomez has added the title of chief digital officer; Chief Information Officer Mike McNamara will now lead the enterprise data analytics and business intelligence team, and Katie Boylan, senior vice president of communications, has been promoted to chief communications officer.
Bio-One Inc., a crime and trauma scene cleaning service, has announced the opening of its newest franchise in the Twin Cities area, owned by Mike and Linda Loesch. … Closets For Life, Apple Valley, announced it has earned a 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the sixth year.
Storm Creek, a Hastings-based supplier of outdoor-inspired apparel, announced it has partnered with Special Olympics Minnesota to sponsor the Minneapolis Polar Plunge Weekend, March 1-2.
Ceridian, a Bloomington-based supplier of human resources software and services for businesses, announced it was recognized 50 times in 2018 by industry experts.
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