OF NOTE — GOVERNMENT
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced that Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa has been appointed by the Biden administration as senior adviser, civilian security, democracy and human rights for the U.S. Department of State.
Colle McVoy, Minneapolis, announced the hire of Gil Muiños and the promotion of Dustin Black, both as executive creative director.
TKDA, a St. Paul-based provider of engineering, architectural and planning consulting services, announced that Jeannine Clancy has joined the firm as program director of strategic and community partnerships.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, Minn., announced that Kevin Doyle has been promoted to president and CEO. The school focuses on training and educating counselors to lead the treatment and recovery of drug and alcohol addiction.
Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates, a Twin Cities-based organization focused on the protection and affordability of the state’s lakes and rivers for property owners and recreation, announced it has hired Kayla Hanke as program manager and civic organizer
Fargo, N.D.-based Bell Bank announced the promotions of Sean Carney and Tigh Surdez to senior vice presidents/commercial banking; they will be based at Bell Plaza in Bloomington, Minn. … Honour Capital, a Minneapolis-based capital finance company for business, announced the additions of Greg Kealey, business development and capital markets, and Nicole Magandy, director of meetings and events.
Bill Partyka has joined the board of directors of Coolhouse Botanics, a Minneapolis-based developer of CBD products for consumers and pets, and will assume leadership of subsidiary Kradle Pet Comfort. Partyka is a former chief executive officer of Gerber Baby Food.
Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, announced the promotions of Michael A. Erbele to partner and Misty Borg Misterek to director of business development and marketing. … Henson Efron, Minneapolis, announced that attorneys Court Anderson, Ben Hamborg and Melissa Nilsson have been named 2021 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year. … Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced the additions of board members Erin Mathern and Joseph Windler. … Minneapolis-based Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan announced that Joseph R. Richie has been elected shareholder. … Maslon, Minneapolis, announced the election of its 2022 Governance Committee, which manages the firm. Keiko Sugisaka is the newly elected chair; former Chair, Mike McCarthy, joins Shauro Bagchi, who replaces Bill Mower.
RION, a Rochester, Minn.-based biotechnology company developing regenerative compounds for therapeutic and aesthetic medical indications, announced the appointment of Alisa Lask as chief commercial officer. … Recombinetics, an Eagan-based developer of genetically engineered animals, announced that Rocco Morelli has been named the company’s interim chief executive officer. Morelli succeeds Mark Platt, who is assuming the role of president and CEO of Makana Therapeutics, a Recombinetics subsidiary developing processes for transplanting animal organs into humans.
Wayzata-based commercial real estate firm North Shore Development Partners and its affiliate North Shore Contractors announced the appointment of Matt Alexander as principal. Alexander previously was senior vice president at Kraus-Anderson Realty and Development.
SEEK Careers/Staffing, a Wisconsin-based employment placement service for businesses and individuals, announced that Kathy Boyle has been named vice president of operations in the company’s Twin Cities market.
Sun Country Airlines announced a partnership to become the official airline of Minnesota United, Minnesota’s professional soccer team.
Arctic Wolf, an Eden Prairie-based provider of cloud-based cybersecurity products and services to business, announced the appointment of Dan Schiappa as chief product officer. … Total Expert, a St. Louis Park-based provider of customer relations technology for financial institutions, announced the appointment of John Emerick as chief financial officer.
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