Business People: Sunday, Dec. 6 – Press



KLJ Engineering announced the hire of Ben Dzioba as market manager in Hudson, Wis., overseeing Alternative Delivery and Contractor Services. … MSR Design, Minneapolis, announced the retirement of Principal Jack Poling. … HKGi, a Minneapolis-based urban planning and landscape architecture, has promoted Project Manager and Community Planner Lance Bernard to associate.


Mendota Heights-based Prestige Beverage Group announced the additions of Justin Ashton as executive vice president, commercial sales: U.S. and Canada and Rowchelle Julian as senior vice president of operations.


The Bear Lot, specializing in pre-owned SUVs, trucks, cars, specialty and hard-to-find used vehicles, announced its opening at 2375 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View.


Hiway Credit Union, St. Paul, has officially moved to a Minnesota State charter, dropping the “Federal” from its name and launching new branding. … Jill Robiller has joined Ideal Credit Union, Woodbury, as associate vice president of payment systems. … Twin Cities finance entrepreneurs Brian Slipka and Shea Huston announced the launch of a new capital finance company, Honour Capital in Minneapolis. … Business advisory and accounting firm Eide Bailly has added Mary Lou Lamberton as a business development director in the firm’s Minneapolis office.


Dakota County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Slavik has been appointed to a national task force that will study the lack of reliable broadband internet access and make recommendations to improve connectivity. Slavik is one of four Minnesota county officials on the National Association of Counties’ task force that includes 36 members from 21 states.


Health insurer UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, announced that Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and chief executive officer of its Optum subsidiary, has returned to the company after an eight-month leave of absence to serve as a Global Envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 efforts. … James Flint, who is responsible for leading roughly 200 team members and managing a third of Hazelden Betty Ford’s total assets, has been promoted to vice president of real estate, facilities and support services for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, an arm of the addiction-treatment services provider based in Center City.


Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced the addition of seven new attorneys: Samantha F. Carmickle, Caleb T. Holtz, Rachel E. Lochner, Alexander S. Park, Lindsey M. Schwalbach, Todd S. Skauge and Megan A. Square.


Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Eden Prairie, announced that Jason Cole has been promoted to program director, environment.


Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul announced the additions of Marketing Director Amanda Zielike and Research Manager Dirk Koentopf.


Omega Property Management, a Maple Grove-based homeowner association management company, announced the hires of Linda Rothenberger, director of finance and accounting, and Maryjo Fleckenstein, customer service manager. … Regis Corp., a Minneapolis-based operator and franchiser of retail hair solons, announced a brand-centric reorganization that includes the following executive changes: Shawn Thompson hired as president of Supercuts; Jim Lain rejoins the company as president of Portfolio Brands; Shawn Moren moves into the role of president for SmartStyle; the appointments coincide with the departure of Eric Bakken, executive vice president and president of franchise.


SPS Commerce, a Minneapolis-based retail network, announced that Anne Sempowski Ward has joined its board of directors; Sempowski Ward currently serves as the CEO of CURiO Brands and as a board member at Spectrum Brands and Vanda Pharmaceuticals, with previous executive roles at The Coca-Cola Co. and Procter & Gamble. … Charter Solutions, a Plymouth-based data analytics and business consulting firm, announced that Darrin LaPoint has been hired as vice president of enterprise architecture.



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