Business people

  • Updated: July 8, 2012 - 7:45 AM

A listing of who's on the move, moving up and earning awards.

On the move

Dominium, a Plymouth-based apartment development and management company, named John Sipes senior vice president of property management. Sipes will oversee Dominium's property management department, handling more than 23,400 owned/managed units in 22 states.

HGA Architects and Engineers, Rochester, hired Corey VanHouten as lead electrical engineer and senior associate. VanHouten, who has two decades of electrical engineering experience, was with other engineering and architecture firms before joining HGA.

Young America, Edina, an incentive marketing firm, hired Shannon Campbell as vice president of incentive solutions focusing on large clients in the incentive product marketplace. Before joining Young America, Campbell worked for InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions as a senior account executive covering Fortune 500 brands headquartered in the central U.S.

Padilla Speer Beardsley, Minneapolis, hired Ned Winsborough as senior director, research and insights. Winsborough previously was with General Mills, where he conducted research across several brands, including Yoplait, Progresso and Cheerios. Winsborough also led a team at General Mills that created online qualitative research tools.

Patterson Thuente IP, Minneapolis, hired patent attorney Lori Frank. Prior to joining the legal profession, Lori worked for two large engineering firms, where she managed all aspects of large-scale communications and fiber-optic networks.


The board of directors at Barr Engineering Co., Minneapolis, elected five new principals: Eric Hedblom, a senior geologist in the firm's Minneapolis office; Art Kalmes, a senior civil engineer in the Minneapolis office; Tom MacDonald, a senior water resources engineer in the Minneapolis office; Mark Hagley, a senior hydrogeologist in Barr's Duluth office; and Jason Westbrock, a civil and water resources engineer in Barr's Bismarck, N.D., office.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals' Twin Cities chapter elected as its officers Dyanne Ross-Hanson of Exit Planning Strategies, president; Carole Evenchik of EvenChecks & Balances, president-elect; and Kathy Nemer of DS&B Financial Services, treasurer.


The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt received first place in the category of electronic publications at last month's National Association of Government Communicators' Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards ceremony in Washington. The prize was awarded for an interactive digital timeline on the history of U.S. savings bonds.

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