Business people

  • June 17, 2012 - 11:51 AM

moving up

Liberty Diversified International, New Hope, promoted Dan Zdon to president and chief operating officer. Zdon has been executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2009. LDI manufactures and markets products in industries such as paper and packaging, office products, health care, building products and precision machining.

Weber Shandwick, a Bloomington-based public relations firm, promoted Lauren Melcher and Sarah Rydland. Melcher was promoted to senior digital account executive in the digital communications practice. Rydland was promoted to senior account executive in the financial services practice.

on the move

Wealth Enhancement Group, Minneapolis, hired James Cahn as chief investment officer. Most recently, Cahn was chief investment officer/portfolio manager for Vestian Group in Chicago, where he oversaw investment programs, launched a hedge fund of funds and consulted with high-net-worth clients.

OneBeacon Insurance Group, a Bermuda-domiciled company with U.S. headquarters in Minnetonka, hired John Treacy as senior vice president of finance. He has more than a quarter-century of experience in financial management, including more than 15 years with Travelers Companies (formerly St. Paul Companies).

Shawn Pearson has joined Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg as counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Department at the law firm's Minneapolis office. Pearson had been in-house counsel for General Mills, Inc., where he advised human resources professionals on labor and employment matters at food manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Henningson & Snoxell, a Maple Grove law firm, hired Jill Adkins to its elder law and estate planning practice. Adkins had served in private practice and with several Minnesota law firms before earning a master's in law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Bellmont Partners Public Relations, Prior Lake, hired Sheri O'Meara as senior account manager. O'Meara, who has worked as a writer, editor and project manager, most recently was editor of Minnesota Business magazine.

Doran Companies, Bloomington, hired Jodie Unger as director of leasing for its Mill & Main luxury apartments in the historic St. Anthony Falls area of Minneapolis.


Bridget Nelson Monroe, a director of digital and social media for Bellmont Partners Public Relations in Prior Lake, was named to the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association board of directors. She will lead membership initiatives for the association's 1,200-plus members.

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