OF NOTE – GOVERNMENT
Former state Rep. Tim Mahoney has been named executive director of the State of Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board, replacing Laura Wade, who has been serving as the board’s interim executive director. Mahoney represented eastern St. Paul in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1999 to 2021. … The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced that Abdiwahab Mohamed has been appointed temporary assistant commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, effective Sept. 1. Mohamed currently is DEED’s regional trade manager for Africa, Middle East & India in the Minnesota Trade Office.
LHB Inc., Duluth, announced the promotion of Daniel Maldonado to lead its Healthcare Studio.
Knutson Construction, St. Louis Park, announced the following executive promotions: John Curry from president to CEO; Brendan Moore to president; Tom Leimer adding Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa, to his responsibilities as senior vice president and general manager for Mankato and Rochester, Minn., and Scott Hughes as vice president and general manager, Twin Cities.
Northern Trust Wealth Management has appointed Ann Marie Wilczynski senior managing director and president of Minnesota, based in Minneapolis. Previously, Wilczynski was senior family adviser for Waycrosse. … Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced the appointment of Manuela Keeling to the newly-created role of vice president, branch services. … True North Mergers & Acquisitions, Minneapolis, announced that Ed Gehres has joined the company as a senior mergers & acquisitions adviser.
ANI Pharmaceuticals, a Baudette, Minn.-based drug maker, announced that Meredith W. Cook has joined as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary; Cook previously served as an executive with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
The Saint Paul Hotel, a property of St. Paul-based Morrissey Hospitality, announced the appointment of Gerry Goldfarb as general manager; Goldfarb previously held the same role at Sheraton Minneapolis West, Minnetonka.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, announced the additions of Dan Pollock and Heidi Esparza to firm’s State Government Relations Team.
Evolve Additive Solutions, a Minnetonka-based 3D-printing manufacturer of capital equipment for industry, announced that board member Joe Allison will join the company as CEO and that founder Steve Chillscyzn will transition into the role of CTO and remain on the board of directors. Allison is the founder and former CEO of Solid Concepts, which was acquired by Eden Prairie-based Stratasys Ltd. in 2014. … Reell Precision Manufacturing, a Vadnais Heights-based maker of small package motion control technology for business-to-business shipping, announced Dominic Louwagie as senior global product line manager of Reell’s Automotive Business unit. … Maxim Defense, a St. Cloud-based maker of firearms and related equipment for military and police, announced David Farrell as vice president of commercial sales.
Tani Austin, chief philanthropy officer for Starkey, an Eden Prairie-based provider of hearing aids, has been named to the Elton John AIDS Foundation advisory board.
General Office Products, a St. Louis Park-based provider of workplace design and furnishings, announced that it has changed its business name to Acre along with the following executive appointments: Ben Crawford, vice president and managing director, and Megan Little, vice president of strategy and engagement; owners John and Dave Boss will be transitioning to advisory roles. … EthOs, a business consulting division of Minneapolis business insurance brokerage Holmes Murphy, announced Lou Raiola as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice Leader. … PMG Inc., a Bloomington-based staffing agency serving manufacturers, announced its rebranding to FlexTrades across all its platforms.
Siteimprove, a provider of marketing software and services to business, announced the addition of Judith Michelle Williams to its board of directors, Williams is co-founder of the human resources information platform Sugarwork and a former executive at SAP. Siteimprove is based in Denmark with offices in Bloomington.
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