The George Family Foundation, Minneapolis, announced that it expanded its grantmaking by $640,000 to include several one-time emergency grants to select organizations, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support of efforts for racial justice; combined with $1.76 million in its regular grantmaking round, the foundation has awarded a total of $2.4 million to more than 40 organizations.
CLUTCH, a Minneapolis-based business marketing consultancy and agency, announced the appointments of Chris Strohmeyer as vice president, operations and quality, and Erin Heidecker as senior manager of client engagement.
Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb, a Bloomington-based nonprofit business consultant and campaign counsel to the Northside Achievement Zone, Minneapolis, announced the completion of NAZ’s $35 million Investment Campaign goal, led by community leader Patty Murphy, campaign Vice Chairs Ken Powell and Brian Cornell, Target Corp., and assisted by a campaign cabinet and NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels.
Real estate and investment management firm JLL Capital Markets announced the hiring of David Berglund and Colin Ryan as senior managing directors and co-leaders of the JLL Capital Markets’ Minneapolis office. … U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, announced several executive leadership changes: Elcio Barcelos joins the company as senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Greg Cunningham continues his role as chief diversity officer and also was promoted to senior executive vice president, and Dominic Venturo was promoted to senior executive vice president and chief digital officer. … Professional services firm Lockton announced the addition of lawyer Michael Monahan to its retirement practice with as a senior adviser in its Minneapolis office.
Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced that Tammera (Tami) Diehm, shareholder, will become firm president Jan. 1. Diehm succeeds retiring President Scott Dongoske and will be the first woman to hold the position at Winthrop. … Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Benjamin R. Tozer was elected president of International Right of Way Association North Star Chapter 20, serving professionals in the field of infrastructure real estate transactions. Fredrikson & Byron is based in Minneapolis. … Merchant & Gould, a Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm, announced the promotions of Alpaslan Sapmaz, Julie K. Skoge and Paige S. Stradley to partners,
Mulcahy Co., Eagan, announced it has appointed Rob Grady, current executive vice president, as the company’s new president; Mulcahy is a manufacturer’s representative principally serving the heating, cooling, and plumbing industries. … Graco, a Minneapolis-based maker of fluid handling and coating equipment for industry, announced the following executive appointments: Timothy R. White, president of subsidiaries White Knight and QED Environmental Systems; Caroline M. Chambers, president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and executive vice president, information systems, and Kathryn L. Schoenrock, executive vice president, corporate controller.
Melissa Wright has been named chief content officer, a newly created position at St. Paul-based Twin Cities PBS (TPT), coming from her current position as senior vice president and general counsel at TPT. She began her new position Sept. 13.
Jodi Ritacca has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the Woodbury Community Foundation board of directors, and Matthew Johnson, Keller Williams Premier Realty, was elected vice-chair; others named to the board: Jacques Peulen, Andersen Windows; Tomas Valdes, student, East Ridge High School; Paul Akakpo, student, Math and Science Academy, and Hana Mahli, student, Woodbury High School.
Mexican fast-food chain Taco John’s announced the opening of its second corporate office at 1650 West End Blvd. Ste. 100 in St. Louis Park.
When I Work, a Minneapolis-based provider hourly workforce management SaaS (Software as a Service), announced the appointment of Martin Hartshorne as CEO.
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