Heidi Carpenter to lead Fafinski Mark & Johnson – Twin Cities
OF NOTE – LAW
Eden Prairie-based Fafinski Mark & Johnson announced that Heidi Carpenter has been named chief executive officer, effective July 1; Carpenter leads the firm’s General Corporate and Business and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups. Outgoing CEO Bob Fafinski is transitioning to chairman of the board.
Electric Advertising, a Minneapolis-based creative branding agency, announced the appointment of Brian Ritchie as executive creative director; Ritchie previously held a similar role at space150.
Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines announced it has appointed Patrick O’Keeffe, former senior human resources officer for American Airlines, to its board of directors.
Minneapolis-based design firm HGA announced the appointment of Paula Storsteen as national interior design practice leader and design principal.
Twin Cities Gateway, a Blaine-based convention and visitors bureau, announced that Lisa Peterson has been named marketing director. Peterson previously was president and CEO of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
Olson Wealth Group, a Bloomington-based wealth management firm, announced the addition of Andrew Thomas Schmuhl as chief operating officer. … Eide Bailly, a Fargo, N.D.,-based business accounting firm, announced the addition of Jim Donovan as partner-in-charge of R&D Tax Incentives in its Minneapolis office. … Hiway Credit Union, St. Paul, announced that President and CEO Dave Boden was named the 2022 Minnesota Credit Union Network Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year.
Don Jackson, of the U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota District Office, has been named as one of six recipients of the “Boots to Business Instructor of the Year” award, honoring excellence in helping veteran entrepreneurs through the entrepreneurial track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program.
Minneapolis-based Maslon announced the addition of real estate attorney David LaBerge to the firm; LaBerge previously clerked for the Honorable Rebekka Stumme of Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. … The Association of Legal Administrators, Minnesota Chapter, announced its board of directors 2022-23: President: Chong Lee, Fish & Richardson; President-Elect: Carrie Patton, Winthrop & Weinstine; Administrative Director: Pat Stender, Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone; Communications Director: Samantha Tschida, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Education Director: Gretchen Luessenheide, Barna, Guzy & Steffen; Finance Director: Vanessa Kahn, Monroe Moxness Berg; Membership Director: Sarah Duerscherl, Foley & Mansfield; Past President (Immediate): Caitlin Niedzwiecki, Foley & Mansfield.
Polaris Inc., a Medina-based maker and retailer of recreational all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and watercraft, announced that Ben Duke has been named president of Marine, succeeding Jake Vogel, who is transitioning to a strategic advisory role. Duke joined Polaris in 2019 as general manager for its Godfrey and Hurricane Boats businesses
iMedia Brands, an Eden Prairie-based producer and operator of home-shopping TV networks and platforms, announced several executive additions and internal promotions: Tom Zielecki, senior vice president, chief financial officer; Troy Collings, senior vice president, chief information officer; Monty Wageman, treasurer; Megha Manan, VP, technology QA & compliance; Matthew Barsness, VP, technology; Sam Saman, director, accounting, and Brent LaFrenz, director, finance, planning and analysis.
Simon, a national owner of shopping malls, announced that fashion brand Daily Thread will be opening stores at all three of its Twin Cities-area properties: Southdale Center, Edina; Twin Cities Premium Outlets, Eagan, and Albertville Premium Outlets.
Deluxe, a Minneapolis-based business services and technology company, announced the addition of Yogaraj (Yogs) Jayaprakasam in the newly created position of chief technology and digital officer; Jayaprakasam previously worked in a similar role at American Express. The company also announced that Tracey Engelhardt, president of checks, has taken on additional responsibilities as chief of operations.
Jamf, a Minneapolis-based provider of Apple Enterprise Management software and products, announced the appointment of Michelle Bucaria as the company’s Chief People Officer. Previously, Bucaria served in the same role at PointClickCare.
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