on the move

Briggs and Morgan, Minneapolis, named John Brandt of counsel. Brandt was an attorney at HKM Professional Association, formerly Murnane Brandt, for 49 years. Briggs and Morgan also named Nathan List and Kristin Stastny shareholders. List was an attorney for the New Orleans office of Jones Walker. Stastny was an attorney for Dorsey & Whitney.

Fafinski Mark & Johnson, Eden Prairie, named Kristi Riley senior counsel. Riley was a shareholder at Barna, Guzy & Steffen.

Minnesota Medical Solutions, Minneapolis, named Bob Shimpa chief operating officer. Shimpa was a design engineer at Medtronic.

St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, named Todd Reinhart dean of sciences and health professions. Reinhart held multiple leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh and served as a research associate at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Viridian Green Laser Sights, Maple Plain, named Mike Dinndorf director of marketing. Dinndorf was the director of marketing for Ergodyne and worked in marketing for Best Buy and Rollerblade.

CaringBridge, Eagan, named Philip Noyed creative director. Noyed was creative director at Schwan's Home Service and worked for Target, Spark5 Creative and Harland Clarke.

Kraus-Anderson Development Co., Bloomington, named Jaci Bell director of development. Bell was a senior manager at Target Corp. and oversaw land development and leasehold acquisition.

Big-D Construction named Chris Klein project superintendent. Klein was a superintendent at Anderson Cos. and worked for Lund-Martin Construction and Carlson-LaVine.


Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, St. Paul, gave Harris Duininck the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mark Hubbard the Skill-Responsibility-Integrity Award.

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors gave Lynn Solem the Alan and Delwyn Breslau Award. Solem is a retired surgeon who was Burn Center director and chief of surgery at Regions Hospital and Health Partners Medical Group.

on the board

GeneSegues Therapeutics, Minnetonka, named Tom Burke to the board. Burke was a chief operating officer for Upsher-Smith.

BioSig Technologies, Golden Valley, named Donald Foley to the board. Foley was a chief executive for Wilmington Trust.

Verde Technologies, Burnsville, named Sara Ratner and Matt Yordy to the board.