Business People: Greater MSP moving to St. Paul’s Osborn370 building


The Greater MSP Partnership, a consortium of businesses, universities, cities, counties and philanthropic organizations focused on boosting the Twin Cities economy, announced its headquarters relocation to the Osborn370 Building, downtown St. Paul, effective in January.


Golden Valley-based design and consulting firm WSB announced the hires of Waymon Votaw as vice president of oil and gas operations and Gordon McPhee as vice president of digital solutions. …  Westwood Professional Services, a Minnetonka-based civil engineering firm, announced the retirement of CEO Paul Greenhagen and the appointment of his successor Bryan Powell. Powell has served as the firm’s chief operations officer since 2021. Greenhagen joined the company as survey crew chief in 1986; he will continue to serve as a director on the board.


The Coven, a Minneapolis-based network of co-working spaces focused on historically underserved communities, announced the launch of locations in St. Louis Park and Eau Claire, Wis., bring its total number of locations to five.


Capella University, a Minneapolis-based private accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, announced Constance St. Germain as president. St. Germain joined Capella in 2017 as chief academic officer and has served as its provost and senior vice president of academic affairs since 2019.


Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis, announced the hire of Megan West as producing artistic director. West was the company’s tour manager in 2017-18, and has held production roles at Park Square Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theatre and Illusion Theater.


LoCorr Funds, an Excelsior-based investment company, announced Brad Ross has joined its sales leadership team, Darren Griffiths and Michael Stabile hired as external wholesalers and Vitaly Brown, Tim Guagliardo and Colin Pulkrabek as internal wholesalers. … Piper Sandler Cos., a Minneapolis-based investment bank, announced the promotions of Dustin Avey and Jeremy Gerber as co-heads of public finance. Avey has been with the firm since 2007, Gerber since 2011.


The Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners announced the following inductees of the 11th annual Women Business Owners Hall of Fame: Nancy Close, CKC Good Food; Dee Thibodeau, Charter Solutions; Gloria Freeman, Olu’s Home; Miquel Purvis McMoore, KP Cos., and Lili Hall, Knock.


Maslon, Minneapolis, announced that Stephanie Laws and  Katie Maechler, partners and co-chairs of the Tort & Product Liability Group, have joined the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. … Fredrikson, Minneapolis, announced firm attorney Gregory E. Karpenko has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


CAMP Digital, an Edina-based marketing agency serving the home services industry, announced Patty Flaherty as vice president, client services. Before joining CAMP Digital, Flaherty led the national accounts division at AutoAlert.


Agiliti, an Eden Prairie-based national supplier of medical equipment to providers, announced the return of Tom Leonard as chief executive officer. Leonard succeeds Tom Boehning, who is no longer with the company. Leonard previously served as CEO of Agiliti from 2015 until his retirement from the company in March 2023.


The Minnesota Dental Association announced the following new officers: Rosalie Perpich, president; Alejandro Aguirre, president-elect; Scott Wagnild, first vice-president, and John Noack, second vice-president; Stephen McDonnell was reelected as speaker of the house; continuing as treasurer is Loren Taple.


Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, a Medina-based national retailer of woodworking tools and supplies, announced that CEO Steve Singer will retire effective Oct. 31.


The Minnesota Wild National Hockey League franchise announced a multi-year partnership with Cub Foods as the official grocer of the Minnesota Wild.


Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, announced it has named Chris Church chief nuclear officer, effective Dec. 15. Church succeeds Pete Gardner, who is retiring. Church has served as vice president of nuclear operations since 2020.

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