Bancroft Foundation appoints new Executive Director – Twin Cities
PLEASE NOTE – NPO
The Ann Bancroft Foundation, a St. Paul-based organization focused on educational and advancement opportunities for girls through mentorship and grants, announced Ethelind Kaba as the new executive director. Ethelind is also secretary of the board of directors of The Jérémie program, and is active in other local organizations. She also founded The Stargirl initiative, for which she was named an actress of change by MN Women’s Press.
ADVERTISING / PUBLIC RELATIONS
Media bridge advertising, Minneapolis, announced that Shannon Knoepke joined the agency as senior vice president of marketing. Knoepke has previous experience with Audacy, Townsquare Media, Cumulus Broadcasting and Clear channel.
Accounting firm Baker Tilly announced that three employees from its Minneapolis office have been appointed to senior positions in the American Institute of Chartered Accountants: Jeffrey Gendreau, Peer Review Committee Planning Working Group; Rachel Polson, elected members of the board, and Mallory thomas, PACI Champions Program. … Associated bank announced the opening of a branch at 1265 Town Center Drive in Eagan, replacing Associated’s branch at 1270 Yankee Doodle Road. Associated Bank, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is Minnesota’s 11th largest bank in terms of deposit market share. … prosperous, a Minneapolis-based diversified financial services organization, announced that Jill louis was appointed to the board of directors; Louis is a managing partner of an international law firm in Dallas, Texas.
Erbert & Gerbert, a Wisconsin-based sandwich chain with locations in the Twin Cities, announced Tyler schwecke as director of operations. Schwecke previously worked for the rival chain Jimmy Johns.
Visante Inc., a St. Paul-based healthcare consultant, announced that Adrianne (Maxie) Friemel joined the firm as Senior Director, Pharmacy Revenue Cycle Services. … Health Dimensions Group, a Minnetonka-based consulting and management company specializing in senior care and facilities, announced that Heather Haberhern has been appointed vice president of clinical reimbursement.
Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that the lawyer Loan T. Huynh received the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award by Minnesota lawyer magazine.
Miromatrix Medical, an Eden Prairie-based technology developer for the bioengineering of fully transplantable organs, announced the hiring of Dr John Barry as vice president of research and development.
Home To stay MPLS, a coalition promoting a rent stabilization initiative in Minneapolis, announced that Claire Bergen joined as a campaign manager; she was previously campaign manager for Rep. Ilhan Omar, which represents Minnesota Fifth arrondissement in the US Congress
From St Paul Club Toastmasters King Boreas announced that she was celebrating her 80th birthday. Toastmasters is a national organization of locals promoting leadership through public speaking.
TRADE / PHILANTHROPY
Burlington Stores announced the opening of a location at 2124 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, its 10th in Minnesota, and that it will donate $ 50,000 to $ 25,000 to teachers in South High School in Minneapolis through its partnership with the Minneapolis-based company AdoptAClassroom.org; and $ 25,000 to Lake Street Council, a non-profit organization serving businesses in the region.
APi Group Corp., a New Brighton-based parent company whose partners provide safety and equipment services to the construction and energy industries, announced that Tom lydon has stepped down as Chief Financial Officer and will retire at the end of the year; Kevin S. Krumm joins APi as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Krumm was previously Corporate Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Shared Financial Services at Ecolab inc., St. Paul. … Régis Corp., a Minneapolis-based hair salon chain operator and franchisor, has announced the appointment of Lockie Andrews to its board of directors; Andrews is responsible for e-commerce and digital operations at Party town.
Digi-Key Electronics, a Thief River Falls-based supplier of electronic components to businesses, announced it was on the third annual list of America’s Top Employers by State 2021 by Forbes.
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