LaTondresse leaves Hennepin commission to lead housing collaborative – Twin Cities
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, a St. Paul-based developer of affordable multifamily housing, announced the appointment of Chris LaTondresse as chief executive officer. LaTondresse stepped down as an elected Hennepin County commissioner to take the new role.
Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, announced that it will retain Adventure Creative as its agency of record for its True North promotional campaign. Adventure Creative has offices in Minneapolis and Seattle.
The following St. Paul educators attended the BestPrep Technology Integration Workshop over the summer: Joseph Lin, Craig Karlen, Mary Moga and Kathleen Morrissey of Central High School; Kendrick Lewis and Christine Sowden of St. Paul Music Academy; Steve Powers, Lonnie Ghee Jr., Andi Hall, Daniel Badhwa and Martha Meyer of St. Paul City School; Lael Booth and Jenny Helgason of Washington Tech Magnet School; Amy Sheppeck of Humboldt High School, and Nancy Gordon of St. Peter Claver Catholic School; their participation in the professional development program was sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
Independent advisory firm Fundamental Wealth Designs announced its launch at 275 3rd St. South, Stillwater; it is founded and run by Billy Voyles.
Coborn’s, a St. Cloud-based multistate operator of grocery retail chains and delivery services, announced the retirement of President and COO Dave Meyer, effective Dec. 31. David Best has joined the company as chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors and will assume the additional role of president at the end of the year. Best previously was an executive at General Mills, Golden Valley.
Fredrikson, Minneapolis, announced the hiring of Chief Human Resources Officer Rachael Sullivan. Sullivan was named one of 10 Most Admired Women Leaders in HR in 2022 by Success Pitchers magazine. … Fish & Richardson, Minneapolis, announced the additions of nine lateral associates to the litigation practice group: Bryan Cannon, Vivian Chew Keller, Allison Elkman, Kara Grogan, Matthew Johnson, Brandon Pakkebier, Evan Sumner, Lucien Wang and James Yang. … Kathryn Hipp Carlson has been appointed a judge on the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, filling out the term of David A. Stofferahn, who retired. Hipp Carlson runs a law practice in St. Louis Park.
CommunityGiving, a St. Cloud-based consortium of Central Minnesota-based philanthropic and community fund-raising organizations, announced Dominic Papatola as its first-ever chief impact officer; Papatola previously spent 14 years with the Otto Bremer Trust, St. Paul, most recently as a regional director; he also was a regular journalist contributor to the Duluth News-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio and other media organizations. … The Woodbury Community Foundation announced the election of the following members to its board of directors: Elizabeth Crippen Allen, Children’s Cancer Research Foundation; Cindy Shanley, (retired) Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines; Kathy Carlson, 3M; Noah Wahlquist and Megan Lester, juniors at East Ridge High School, and Surranne Fufa, junior at Stillwater High School.
Protolabs, a Maple Plain-based online and technology-enabled manufacturer for businesses, announced Sean Farrell as vice president of sales for its Americas region. Farrell joins Protolabs after serving in a similar role at SmartSense by Digi.
The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers announced 2023-24 officers and directors: President David Fautsch, IDOM; Vice President Jennifer Lowry, City of Roseville; Treasurer Matt Michel, Universal Engineering Services; Darin Mielke, Carver County; Karl Biewald, AXN|RXN Engineering; Lynne Gunderson, Xcel Energy; Rachel Scheu, WSB Engineering; Sarah Lloyd, Bolton & Menk; Daniel Peterson; Past President Dave Martini, Bolton & Menk, and Brian Malm, Bolton & Menk.
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