U President Joan Gabel to join Securian Financial board – Twin Cities

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OF NOTE

Joan Gabel

Securian Financial, St. Paul, announced that Joan Gabel, president of the University of Minnesota, was elected to the board of directors effective Jan. 1. Prior to her 2019 appointment at the U, Gabel was executive vice president for academic affairs and provost for the University of South Carolina.

AGRICULTURE

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council announced that Vice Chair Tom Frisch has been appointed to the United Soybean Board by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Frisch is a farmer in Traverse County, Minn.; he joins Gene Stoel, Patrick O’Leary and Lawrence Sukalski in representing MSR&PC on the board.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TopLine Financial Credit Union, Maple Grove, announced the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Smith effective May 2023 and that current Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Mick Olson will succeed him. … Stearns Bank, St. Cloud, announced that board member Chris Coborn has retired from the board after 23 years; Coborn is chairman and CEO of St. Cloud-based grocery chain Coborn’s. … IFC National Marketing, Fairmont, Minn., announced that managing partner and cofounder Todd Villeneuve has received an ID Twenty Award from NAILBA (National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies).

GOVERNMENT

Ramsey County announced the appointment of Rose Lindsay as director of communications & public relations, effective Jan. 9; Lindsay is interim director of communications for the City of Minneapolis.

HEALTH CARE

Ideal Option, a Duluth-based provider of outpatient addiction treatment, announced the opening of a clinic at 5972 Cahill Ave., Ste. 112B, Inver Grove Heights.

HONORS

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, a trade association for the state’s commercial breweries and brewpubs, announced that trade publication Brewbound named it “Beer Champion of the Year” for its legislative success in easing beer-to-go restrictions for Minnesota breweries. … Tillges Orthotics & Prosthetics, Maplewood, announced it has received the 2022 Freedom Award, sponsored by Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America. … Alec Fischer, documentary filmmaker and owner of the media company Fischr Media, Minneapolis, announced that he was recognized on the 2023 Forbes Under 30 List.

LAW

Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, announced that tax and business attorney Naomi M. Michel has joined the firm.

MANUFACTURING

H.B. Fuller Co., a Vadnais Heights-based maker of glues, coatings and sealants for industry and consumers, announced that Charles (Chuck) T. Lauber was elected as an independent member to its board of directors, effective Jan. 23. Lauber is executive vice president and chief financial officer of water heater maker A.O. Smith Corp. …  Stratasys Ltd., a 3D printing and additive manufacturing company based jointly in Eden Prairie and Rehovot, Israel, announced that Christian Alvarez has joined the company as chief revenue officer. Alvarez has held executive roles at Nutanix, Juniper Networks, Cyan Inc. and Terremark Worldwide. … Ergodyne, a St. Paul-based work gear supplier, announced that President & CEO Tom Votel was reelected chair of the International Safety Equipment Association. … Graco, a Minneapolis-based maker of fluid handling equipment for industry, announced that Archie C. Black has been appointed to the board of directors, effective Feb.20; Black is chief executive officer of business software provider SPS Commerce.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Predictive Oncology, an Eagan-based developer of AI-influenced cancer treatments, announced the appointment of Matthew J. Hawryluk to its board of directors; Hawryluk is executive vice president and chief business officer of Gritstone bio.

RETAIL

NuLeev, a seller of CBD and THC-infused edible and wellness products, announced the opening of a location at 1849 Adams St., Mankato; NuLeev also has a store at Mall of America, Bloomington.

SERVICES

Central Bark, a franchised provider of pet day care, announced the opening of a location at 3115 Hadley Ave. North, Oakdale, owned and operated by Angie and Chris Holbrook.

TECHNOLOGY

Points North, a Duluth-based provider of payroll and compliance software and services for business, announced the opening of an office at 5811 Cedar Lake Road East, St. Louis Park.



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