OF NOTE – HEALTH CARE
Minnetonka-based health insurer UnitedHealth Group said that it has promoted Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson from executive vice president and associate chief medical officer to chief medical officer, effective in December, to lead the company’s clinical innovations, focusing particularly on improving health equity.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, a Minneapolis-based fine-art publishing house, announced the retirement of co-founder and Executive Director Carla McGrath and the appointment of interim director Patricia Wilder. Co-founder, Artistic Director and Master Printer Cole Rogers will continue in his role at the company.
Pine River Capital Management, a Minnetonka-based relative value alternative asset manager, announced that Matthew Abroe has joined the firm as a Portfolio Manager. … Givvor, a Wayzata-based fintech platform concentrating on philanthropy, announced that branding expert Jan Strode has joined as chief strategy officer.
BMO Harris Bank announced that MaKee Co., a St. Paul-based procurement supply chain management consultant, is one of eight Midwestern women-owned businesses to share $80,000 in grants for their contributions to social, environmental and economic sustainability. … St. Paul’s Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore announced it has been selected as a 2021 grant recipient of $5,000 from the Coalition to Back Black Businesses, a multiyear initiative established by American Express and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
North Memorial Health, Robbinsdale, announced the development of a new and expanded clinic at Lexington Avenue and 109th Street in Blaine. … Eden Prairie-based hearing aid developer and provider Starkey announced it has promoted Jessica Perez to the newly created role of chief people officer and executive vice president of culture. … Livio Health, a Minneapolis-based provider of in-home health care services, announced that Wendy Wilts has been promoted from director of operations integration to vice president and chief operating officer.
Storm Creek, an Eagan-based supplier of eco-friendly, outdoor-inspired apparel and outerwear, was named Dakota County Regional Chamber Small Business of the Year at the chamber’s 2021 Business Excellence Gala. … Minneapolis Business Mentors, a volunteer nonprofit that provides free guidance for entrepreneurs and small businesses, presented the first Loren Herbst Small Business Memorial Award to Jesse Owings, CEO of O-Wings, the developer of ZenGo-branded portable, air-filled meditation/yoga cushions; the award recognizes new enterprises while honoring the memory of Herbst, an MBMentors co-founder who passed away from COVID-19 in November 2020. … Woodbury-based signage and graphics company Image360 Woodbury announced that its president, Gina Kazmerski, has been named among the top women in wide format printing in Big Picture magazine’s 2021 Women in Wide Format Awards.
Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, announced that attorney Jeremy M. Walls has joined the firm’s business law team.
Marvin, a Warroad, Minn.-based maker of windows and doors for residences and businesses, announced that Christine Marvin has been promoted from vice president of strategy and design to the newly created role of chief marketing + experience officer, maintaining her roles on the company’s senior leadership team and board of directors.
WESTconsin Realty, Hudson, Wis., announced that Vice President/Broker Pennie Peterson has been named 2022 president-elect and 2023 president of the Western Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Wild Ivy, an Oklahoma-based women-owned clothing boutique for kids and babies, announced the opening of a location at 3933 Market St., Edina, among the shops at Nolan Mains off 50th and France.
MedLearn Media, a St. Paul-based provider of medical coding, documentation, regulatory and compliance education and news for health care providers, announced that Tom Dolan has been appointed chief executive officer.
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