Bremer Bank’s Joe Chow named COO at Winthrop & Weinstine – Twin Cities


Joe Chow

Winthrop & WeinsteinMinneapolis, announced that Joe Chow has joined as chief operating officer. Chow previously held executive roles with Bremer Bank, St. Paul, most recently leading the National Banking & Strategic Solutions Group.


MSR DesignMinneapolis, announced the following leadership additions: new directors: Brendan Gill Sapienzatechnical practice; Kate Michaudproject delivery; Simona Fischer, sustainable practice; Discipline Leads: Veronica McCrackendesign; Tom Hallerarchitecture; Amy Nashmarketing & communications manager.


Ameriprise FinancialMinneapolis, announced that Michelle Youngpresident of Confetti Wealth in Edina, was one of eight of the firm’s financial advisers named to Barron’s list of theTop 100 Women Financial Advisors” in the country. … North Sky Capitala Wayzata-based investment firm, announced the addition of Erika Gucfa as a managing director. Previously, Gucfa was with abrdn (Aberdeen Standard Investments). … Winona-based Merchants Bank announced it has named Catherine “Cat” Brett senior vice president/chief human resource officer. Breet previously ran her own career guidance and consulting company, Arbez.


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundationa Center City-based national provider of addiction-recovery and mental-health services, announced that Paul Mueller has been named chief operating officer; Mueller was previously CEO of Rogers Memorial Hospitala psychiatric hospital near Milwaukee.


The Emergency Nurses Association announced that Joan Somes of Apple Valley has been named its Keystone Award recipient for 2022.


Winnebago Industriesan Eden Prairie-based maker of large recreational vehicles, announced the hiring of Amber Holm as senior vice president, chief marketing officer, and the promotions of Sri Koneru to senior vice president, chief information officer and Chad Reece to vice president, government and industry relations.


Verde Environmental Technologiesa Minnetonka-based maker of drug-disposal systems, announced that Chairman and CEO Jason Sundby has joined the board of directors of the DEA Educational Foundationa nonprofit that works to educate the public on the costs and consequences of illegal drugs in our society.


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, announced the following board additions and reelections: Judy Kischelcommunity volunteer, board chair; Dr. Charles Morgan, Avivo, vice chair; board members Tetra Constantino, Elsa’s House of Sleep; Sylvia Strobel, Twin Cities PBS; Kong Her, Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Jackie Turner, St. Paul Public Schoolsand Mark Zesbaugh, Entrepreneurial 180. … The Woodbury Community Foundation announced the following additions to its board of directors: Matthew Johnsonchair; Christie Densonvice-chair; Jim Stevensontreasurer and Jacques Peulen, secretary; new directors included Kimberly Alwin, Zuleika Dewan, Philip Eviston, Kevin Gilboe, Kathy Saltzman and Noah Yehalashet; Shelly Schafer is the new liaison with the city ​​of Woodbury. … Community Reinvestment Funda Minneapolis-based community financing organization, announced that Frank Altman will retire as chief executive officer after more than 35 years of service. Altman will continue to lead the organization through the transition and search process.


The National Association of Health Underwriters announced that Alycia Riedl has been named vice president; Riedl is a principal and client relationship manager in Minneapolis for Merceran international asset management firm.


Life Time Group Holdingsthe Chanhassen-based parent company of Life Time Fitnessannounced that Donna Coallier has been appointed to its board of directors; Coallier was previously a partner at an accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Tamarack Technology, a St. Paul-based provider of software products and services to the equipment finance and commercial lending industry, announced the addition of Brian Turner as data engineer. Turner was most recently a senior software/data engineer at Picabooa web-based image self-publishing and printing service.


Alletea Duluth-based public power, gas and water provider, announced it has named Charles Matthews to its board of directors; Matthews is retired president and chief executive officer of People’s Gas and North Shore Gas.

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