Business People: Sunday, Sept. 20

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Lisa Clarke, executive director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Rochester, announced her retirement effective Jan. 4, 2021; Patrick Seeb, DMC director, economic development and placemaking, has been appointed by the DMC EDA Board to succeed Clarke.

HONORS

EXB Solutions, a Plymouth-based provider of software and services to the aerospace, defense and medical device industries, announced that it has been named 2020 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year for Region 5 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. … The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the following Minnesota awards In recognition of National Small Business Week, the third week of September: Women in Business Champion: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, founder, Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota; Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Bethany Wood, HealthSource; Women’s Business Center of the Year: WomenVenture; Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: INGCO International. … Margaret (Margie) Horning, a long time Stillwater Sunrise Rotarian, was recently awarded The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service.

LAW

Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis,  announced that attorneys Gail F. Brandt and Sandra Smalley-Fleming were recognized for their pro bono volunteer service performed in Special Juvenile Immigration Status cases for young women by the Pro Bono Council of the MSBA Access to Justice Committee in partnership with the Minnesota Supreme Court.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Predictive Oncology, an Eagan-based company applying artificial intelligence to personalized medicine and drug discovery, announced the following new board members: Nancy Chung-Welch, health care consultant; Charles L. Nuzum, financial consultant, and Greg St. Clair, founder and managing member SunStone Consulting.

ORGANIZATIONS

The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, Buffalo, Minn., announced the elections of Vice President Pete Klaphake, Klaphake Feed Mill Inc. and R&L Turkeys in Melrose; and Ashley Klaphake, Meadlowlark Turkeys LLC, Melrose; and the re-election of Treasurer Max Velo, Evelo Farms, Rothsay. … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association announced that Executive Director Sarah Anderson has been appointed to the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force.

REAL ESTATE

Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has appointed Teresa Palacios Smith as chief diversity and inclusion officer.

TECHNOLOGY

Total Expert, a St. Louis Park-based software company serving the mortgage and financial services industries, welcomed Kevin Dotzenrod as vice president of engineering and Laura Theodore as vice president of customer success.

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