Former Continental Airlines exec Jennifer Vogel to lead Sun Country board – Twin Cities
Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Vogel as chair of the board of directors, effective March 7. Vogel is a former senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer of Continental Airlines; she joined the board in October 2022.
The BrandLab, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit offering marketing and advertising opportunities for students of color, announced the appointment of Kelli Williams as CEO. Williams previously founded Williams Brand Consulting and co-founded 40 Acres Investments.
Visit Mankato, a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, announced the appointment of Ashlee White as director. White’s résumé includes work with the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Visit Tucson, Visit Wales, Visit South Walton, and Los Cabos Tourism.
Kraus-Anderson Construction, Minneapolis, announced the promotions of Michael Stark to director of project planning and development, Timothy Kittila, director of facilities assessment, and Jason Rentmeester, construction executive.
Rasmussen University, Bloomington, announced the appointment of John Lock as president, effective April 17. Lock transitions to the role from an executive position with MedStar Health.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a Center City-based provider of substance use and mental health treatment and research, announced the appointment of Carmen Rodriguez Johnson as chief marketing officer, effective March 6. Johnson previously held similar executive roles at American Public Media Group, General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners announced that Julie Sabo, assistant professor of nursing at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, has received its 2023 Advocate State Award for Excellence for Minnesota. … The Economic Development Association of Minnesota announced the following Excellence in Economic Development Awards for 2023: Economic Developer of the Year: Jolene Foss, Wright County Economic Development Partnership; Emerging Professional of the Year: Sarah Swedburg, Kandiyohi County and the City of Willmar Economic Development Commission; Innovation Award: Jingle All the Range; Project of the Year: Myplas USA.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, announced the following new associates: Paul Buchel, Eura Chang, Lucy Holland, Caity Keiper, Greg Lawrence, Sarah Lundberg and Develyn Mistriotti.
3M Co., a Maplewood-based industrial and consumer-product conglomerate, announced that Anne H. Chow and Pedro J. Pizarro have joined its board of directors; Chow is retired chief executive officer of AT&T Business; Pizzaro is president and chief executive officer of Edison International. The move increases the size of 3M’s board from 11 to 13 members.
Aeon, a Minneapolis-based provider of affordable housing, announced the appointment of Laura Russ as vice president of asset management. Most recently, Russ led asset management and investor service functions at Thies & Talle Management, Minneapolis. … PACER Center, a Bloomington-based organization serving families of children with disabilities, announced the selection of Tonia Teasley as executive director. Teasley previously served as regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross for Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Commercial real estate leasing services provider Transwestern Real Estate Services announced the appointment of Managing Principal Mike Salmen as leader of its Midwest Capital Markets team, based in Minneapolis. … Northmarq, a Bloomington-based commercial real estate investment firm, announced that Shawn Power has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Power previously served as senior vice president/managing director of Finance and Accounting.
Avionté, a Bloomngton-based provider of staffing and recruiting software, announced the appointment of Chris Johnson as vice president of Professional Services, a new division in the company. … Entrust, a Shakopee-based provider of security software for payments, identities and data, announced the appointment of Bhagwat Swaroop as president, Digital Security Solutions. Swaroop most recently was president and general manager of One Identity, a cloud-based cybersecurity company.
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