Business people, Sunday, November 21 – Twin cities


Proterra Investment Partners, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm, announced that David Dines will join as a strategic advisor. Dines recently retired as Cargillchief financial officer of. … Securian Financial, St. Paul, announced that they have hired Renee Montz 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 addition 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’ Pension Fund Association, and Zimmer most recently served as regional president of Wells Fargo Consultants“Wealth management company.


Chetan Ganatra was selected as Ramsey CountyChief Information Officer, effective December 1. Since 2018, he has held the position of Deputy Director of Commercial Technology at Minnesota IT Services. … Secretary of State for Minnesota Steve simon announced the appointments of the Director of Government Relations Nicole freeman and director of voter education Simone frierson.


Businessman and TV personality John daymond and the NAACP, in collaboration with Black Entrepreneur Day presented by Chase for Business, announced a grant of $ 25,000 to Unique safe, a St. Paul-based insurance company for collectors of valuable sneakers, owned by Phil Terrill. The grant was provided by The general insurance company. … The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits announced next 2021 Minnesota Nonprofit Mission Rewards: Innovation award: Family partnership; Advocacy Award: League of Women Voters of Minnesota, and Prize for the Anti-Racism Initiative: YWCA Saint-Paul.


SiebenCarey, Minneapolis, announced that the president Jacques 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 firm’s Minneapolis office. … Larkin Hoffman, Minneapolis, announced that the shareholder Bryan huntington has received certification as a real estate specialist from the Minnesota State Bar Association. … Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that the lawyer William S. Forsberg joined the firm within its Trusts & Estates group.


Bloomington-based integrated marketing and communications agency Tunheim announced that David Erickson was promoted to Director of Integrated Digital and Social Media.


Medtronic, an Irish manufacturer of implantable heart devices and other medical products, has announced that it has been promoting Amy Jo Meyer to the vice president of corporate communications, based in the company’s executive offices in Fridley.


The Shelting Arms Foundation, a Minneapolis organization that funds nonprofit organizations benefiting Minnesota families and children, announced the following new members to its board of directors: Sarah Elizabeth Babbitt, St. Paul; Joan gudorf, Edine; Ifeyinwa Ikegwuani, Brooklyn Park; Kathy schweikart, Minneapolis and Lisa Westberg, North Mankato. The newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors is Andrea Larson, Minneapolis, which leads global corporate responsibility operations for Cargill.


Raise the cane, a Louisiana-based chicken restaurant chain, announced the opening of a store at 3000 Snelling Ave., near East Lake Street, Minneapolis.


The St. Paul Parks Conservancy, a support organization working with Department of Parks and Recreation, announced the following new board members: Inez Bergquist, Dana Bruce, Lee Ann LaBore and Deb schaber.


Régis Corp., a Minneapolis-based hair salon chain operator and franchisor, announced David J. Grissen was unanimously elected president. Grissen is the former chairman of the group, Marriott International, a hotel organization that includes franchised, managed and owned operations. The company also announced that Jean-Davi was appointed chief technology officer. … Technical repair supplier uBreakiFix through Asurion announced the opening of a franchise store at 779 Bielenberg Drive in the Tamarack Hills Shopping Center, Woodbury.

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