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Dayna Martinez
Dayna Martinez

That Twin Cities Jazz Festival announced that Dayna Martinez was appointed Executive Director, replacing the Founder Steve Hecklerwho is retiring. The handover will follow the 2023 event scheduled for June 23-24 in St. Paul’s Lowertown Arts District.


Red Wing Shoe Co.a Red Wing, Minnesota-based supplier of work and casual footwear and apparel announced this president Allison Gettings adds title and responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer, following planned departure of Markus Urdahlvalid from January 1st. Gettings becomes the first woman to lead the company, which was founded in 1905.


financial service providers Mutual twin cities in the Northwest announced the Prior Lake-based health technology company UzObi was selected to participate in and receive investments from Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator Program operated by gener8tor. The company was co-founded by dr Nneka Sederstromis the CEO, and dr Serge Alain WandjiChief Strategy and Innovation Officer.


Pineapple Energya Minnetonka-based provider of solar energy products and services to homes and small businesses, announced the retirement of Eric Ingvaldson as CFO.


Catholic United Financial Credit UnionArden Hills announced that Andrea Ferkingstad was elected and replaced as President Maureen Dahnwho is retiring. Ferkingstad has been with the company since 2021 and was previously vice president of operations and marketing at Credit Union of the Construction Industry. … Stearns BankSt. Cloud announced that Mohammed FarahCommunity Development Coordinator, has been appointed Minnesota Emerging Entrepreneur Board through Governor Tim Walz. Additionally parent company Stearns Financial Services announced the addition of David Senger to its Board of Directors; Senger, now retired, worked as a lawyer for 41 years Moss & BarnettMinneapolis.


love your melona clothing brand that focuses on headwear for children with cancer celebrated the unveiling of theirs Million Dollar Wall at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, citing the nearly $1.5 million the company has given the hospital in 10 years in business. … ecumenisma Shoreview-based nonprofit provider of housing and services for older adults, made the announcement Scott Bjerketvedt was promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer. … Vail Squarea provider of community services for people living with mental illness, announced the appointment of Karina Forrest-Perkins as managing director. Vail Place has clubhouses in Hopkins and Minneapolis Uptown. … Children’s Hospital Associationa fundraising arm for Minnesota for kidsannounced that dr Gigi ChawlaVice President and Chief of General Pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, received the 2022 Walter Ramsey Prize, honoring her career with the organization. Children’s Minnesota operates a Twin Cities chain of hospitals and clinics focused on pediatric care.


UFCW Local 663 announced that Southwest Minnesota Packing Director Michael Potter was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Organization Rena Wang was approved to complete the current President Matt Utecht‘s tenure. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, with 17,000 members, represents workers in retail, meat packaging and processing, food preparation and manufacturing, and healthcare workers in Minnesota and Iowa.


S Burns LegalSt. Paul, the founding partner announced Susan Burns was named among the Top 200 Global Cannabis Lawyers The Cannabis Law Report.

Non-Profit Organizations

Animal Welfare SocietyGolden Valley, announced the following board appointments: Constance St. Germain, Capella University; Kelly Lindberg, Medicaand Todd Solow, Northwest Equity Partners.


Investment company for commercial real estate and real estate JLL Capital Markets announced the appointment to Senior Director Bill Krebsbach to his retail investment sales advisory team in the Minneapolis office.


When I am workinga Minneapolis-based provider of workforce management software, announced this Vice President of Talent and Culture LeeAnn Belski was appointed as the company’s first-ever Chief People Officer. Belski has been with the company since 2016.


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