Business People, Sunday, November 21 – Twin Cities


Proterra Investment Partners, a private equity firm in Minneapolis, announced that: David dines will join as strategic advisor. Dines recently retired as Cargill‘s chief financial officer. … Securian Financial, St. Paul, announced it has been adopted Renée Montzo as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She was previously with American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., a retirement income provider in Des Moines, Iowa. … Alerus Financial Corp., a North Dakota-based diversified financial services company with Twin Cities operations, announced the additions of: Janet O. Estep, Jill E. Schurtz and Mary E. Zimmer to its board of directors. Estep is retired CEO of nacha; Schurtz is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the St. Paul Teachers’ Retirement Fund Association, and Zimmer most recently served as regional president for Wells Fargo Advisors‘wealth management company.


Chetan Ganatra is selected as Ramsey County‘s chief information officer, effective December 1. Since 2018, he has served as deputy chief business technology officer at IT Services in Minnesota. … Secretary of State of Minnesota Steve Simon announced the appointments of Director of Government Relations Nicole Freeman and Voter Outreach Director Simone Frierson.


Businessman and TV Personality Daymond John and the NAACP, in combination with Black Entrepreneurs Day presented by Chase for Business, announced a $25,000 grant only safe, a St. Paul-based insurance company for collectors of valuable sneakers, owned by Phil Terrill. The grant has been provided by The general insurance company. … The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits announced next 2021 Minnesota Nonprofit Mission Awards: Innovation award: The family partnership; Advocacy Award: Minnesota Women’s League, and the prize for the anti-racism initiative: YWCA St. Paul.


SevenCarey, Minneapolis, announced that President James Carey was elected to the board of directors of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where Carey has been a fellow since 2014. … Spencer Fane announced that Ariel Lierz joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group as an associate in the Minneapolis office. … Larkin Hoffman, Minneapolis, announced that shareholder Bryan Huntington has received Real Property Specialist certification from the Minnesota State Bar Association. … Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that attorney William S. Forsberg has joined the company in the Trusts & Estates Group.


Integrated Marketing and Communications Agency from Bloomington Tunheim announced that David Erickson has been promoted to Director of Integrated Digital and Social Media.


Medtronic, an Ireland-based manufacturer of implantable cardiac devices and other medical products, announced that it has promoted: Amy Jo Meyer to vice president of corporate communications, based in the company’s executive offices in Fridley.


The Sheltering Arms Foundation, a Minneapolis-based organization that funds nonprofits to benefit families and children in Minnesota, announced the following new members to its board of trustees: Sarah Elizabeth Babbitt, St. Paul; Joan Gudorf, Edina; Ifeyinwa Ikegwuani, Brooklyn Park; Kathy Schweikart, Minneapolis, and Lisa Westberg, North Mankato. Newly elected chairman of the board is Andrea Larson, Minneapolis, which leads global corporate responsibility activities for: Cargill.


Raising Cane’s, a Louisiana-based chicken restaurant chain, announced the opening of a location at 3000 Snelling Ave., near East Lake Street, Minneapolis.


The St. Paul Parks Conservancy, a support organization that works together with the municipality Ministry of Parks and Recreation, announced the following new board members: Inez Bergquist, Dana Bruce, Lee Ann LaBore and Deb scraper.


Regis Corp., a Minneapolis-based operator and franchisor of hair salon chain stores, announced: David J. Grissen unanimously elected chairman. Grissen is the former group chairman, Marriott International, a hospitality organization that encompasses franchise, operated, and ownership operations. The company also announced that John David has been appointed Chief Technology Officer. …Technical Repair Provider uBreakiFix by means of Asurion announced the opening of a franchised location at 779 Bielenberg Drive in the Tamarack Hills Mall, Woodbury.

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