Business people

  • Updated: March 23, 2008 - 6:26 PM


Prime Security Bank, Shakopee/Eagan, named Brian Werner president and promoted Thomas Fox from senior vice president, commercial lending, to branch president. Werner previously was executive vice president of commercial banking at North American Banking Co.

Greater Midwest Financial Group, St. Paul, promoted James Ronn to president. He has been the company's certified financial planner for 14 years.


Hempel Properties, Maple Grove, promoted Lisa Rother from senior property manager to vice president of property management.


Atomic Playpen Interactive + M. J. Kretsinger Advertising, Minneapolis, named Jim Silburn vice president, director of account services. He was group account director/partner at Carmichael Lynch.

McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, named Chris Osgood vice president for organizational development, effective May 1. He is director of artist services at Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul.

The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, named Lisa Heller director of sales and marketing.


Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, appointed Edward Phillips chair of the board of directors. He is chairman and CEO of Phillips Beverage Co., and founder of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas.


Children's Foundation, St. Paul, promoted Raymond Barton from vice chair to chair of the board; he is chief executive officer and chairman of Great Clips Inc. Directors are: Dr. Kelly Delahunty, a pediatrician with Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine; Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy, a board member at MacPhail Center for Music; Timothy Pabst, vice president, Leonard, Street and Deinard business division; Dr. James Sidman, chief of otolaryngology and director of Children's cleft and craniofacial teams, and Colin Smith, chief executive officer and chief investment officer for Deephaven Capital Management.

Angel Foundation, Minneapolis, elected David Fine and Steve Wooldridge directors. Fine is a vice president at AT&T, and Wooldridge is executive director of the Marsh.


Becky Harris, founder of Event Lab, was honored with a Hall of Fame Award as the best special-event planner by Minnesota Meetings and Events Magazine. The award recognizes leaders in the Minnesota meetings and events industry.

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