Moving up

Mortenson, Golden Valley, named Lynn Littlejohn vice president, community affairs and development. Littlejohn joined Mortenson in 1996 and serves on the board for Children's Minnesota. DLA Piper named Poonam Kumar partner. Kumar joined DLA Piper in 2012 and serves on the board for Minnesota Women Lawyers. Halunen Law, Minneapolis, named Chris Moreland partner. Moreland joined the firm in 2016 and serves on the board of governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice.

On the move

Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka, named Paul Hanson vice president of information technology. Hanson was chief operating officer at MyAlerts and worked for YA, Bluestem Brands and Notiva. Austin Public Schools named Jennifer Lawhead director of community education for the Austin Community Learning Center. Lawhead was executive director for Austin Aspires and worked for Rochester Public Schools.

On the board

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis named to the community advisory board Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion; Bruce Corrie, St. Paul Planning and Economic Development Department; Paul Fleissner, Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority; Michael Goze, American Indian Community Development Corp.; Danielle Grant, AchieveMpls; Shawntera Hardy, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Ezell Jones, CBIZ Inc.; Paul Mattessich, Wilder Research; Gloria Perez, Jeremiah Program; Greg Russ, Minnesota Public Housing Authority; Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone; and Kate Wolford, McKnight Foundation. Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, St. Paul, named Andy Pomroy to the board. Pomroy is a government relations specialist for Fredrikson & Byron. Minnesota Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys named Julian Zebot to the board. Zebot is a partner at Maslon.


Women's Health Leadership Trust gave Ghita Worcester a Courageous Women in Health Care Award. Worcester is senior vice president of public affairs and chief marketing officer for UCare.