Business People: Sunday, Jan. 10

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Minneapolis-based advertising agency and MDC Partners subsidiary Yamamoto announced it has launched a global campaign for Analog Devices Inc., a $6 billion global technology company headquartered in Norwood, Mass.
ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
Ryan R. Berg of Woodbury announced that the American Society of Civil Engineers has honored him with the 2021 Kapp Foundation Engineering Award for expertise in geosynthetic-reinforced earthworks and retaining structures and for his contributions to the developments and applications of mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls.
ENVIRONMENT
Ecolab, a St. Paul-based provider of water, hygiene and infection prevention products and services for business, announced it has been recognized for sustainability leadership by London-based environmental nonprofit CDP. … Pentair PLC, a London-based provider of water services technology with North American headquarters in Golden Valley, announced the appointment of Gregory Knight to its board of directors; Knight is executive vice president, Customer Transformation and Business Services at Houston-based utility CenterPoint Energy, which provides services to the Twin Cities market.
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Minnesota Farmers Union Insurance Agency, Maplewood, announced a rebranding campaign that includes changing its name to Farmers Union Agency.
HEALTH CARE
St. Croix Hospice, Oakdale, announced it has named Stephen Phenneger president and chief financial officer. … HealthPartners, a Bloomington-based health insurer and operator of a chain of hospitals and clinics, announced that Penny Cermak has been named chief financial officer.
HONORS
SPS Commerce, a Minneapolis-based provider of cloud-based supply chain management software, announced that it has been named a Gold winner in the Company of the Year-B2B category in the Best in Biz Awards.
LAW
Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that former Minnesota State Sen. Jeffrey D. Hayden has joined the firm’s Government Relations Group. … Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, announced that Kevin Pasquinelli, Erica Ramsey, Ben Steinberg, Qian Julie Wang and Brandy Worden have been promoted to partner, effective Jan. 1.  … Faegre Drinker, based in Minneapolis and Philadelphia, announced the promotions of 17 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, including Brian Jacobson, Lauren Linderman and Michael Sawers in Minneapolis. … Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, announced the hires of attorneys Steven Serdikoff, Justin Erickson and Terry Effertz. … Maslon, Minneapolis, announced the addition of attorneys Timothy Lovett and Erica Rosenbaum to the law firm’s Litigation Group.
MEDIA
Axios, an Arlington County, Va.-based online news site, announced it has hired Nick Halter as co-author of its forthcoming Axios Twin Cities newsletter, launching Jan. 25. Halter formerly was a reporter at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
ORGANIZATIONS
The Medical Alley Association, a trade group representing the interests of the Twin Cities medical technology industry, announced that James Rogers, chief business development officer at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., has been elected as incoming chair of the board of directors. Additional new officers are Vice Chair Jodi Hubler, Lemhi Ventures and Bind Benefits; Secretary Jeff Mirviss, Boston Scientific and Treasurer Nicole Walker, RW Baird; Dr. Craig Samitt, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has been elected to the executive committee; added to the board are: Amy Ronneberg, Be The Match; Angie Franks, Central Logic; Jaclyn Wainwright, AiRCare Health; Joan Gabel, University of Minnesota; Jon Pearce, Zipnosis, and Ping Yeh, StemoniX.
RECREATION
The Loppet Foundation, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to year-round Twin Cities outdoor athletic recreation, focused on underserved youth and families, announced it has named Claire Wilson executive director.
SPONSORSHIPS
Polaris Off-Road, a line of Medina-based vehicle manufacturer Polaris, announced that multi-time off-road racing champion Casey Currie has signed on to the RZR Factory Racing team and Polaris as a brand ambassador.Related Articles

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TECHNOLOGY
Jamf, a Minneapolis-based provider of Apple support technology and services, announced that it is running on more than 20 million Apple devices around the world.
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