moving up

Alliiance, Minneapolis, named Anna Pravinata and Jeff Loeschen principals. Pravinata served on the board for Asian Pacific Cultural Center and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Loeschen attended North Dakota State University and serves on the City of Victoria Planning Commission.

Izaak Walton League of America named Eric Jensen energy program director. Jenson joined the organization in 2008 and has been the acting energy program director for six months. He serves on the board for Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Minnesota Renewable Energy Society and Xcel Energy's Renewable Development Fund.

Stinson Leonard Street, Minneapolis, named Erica Delain and Melanie Full partners in the firm. Delain joined the firm in 2007. Full joined the firm in 2011 and worked for Paul Hastings. She is president of the board for Springboard for the Arts and serves on the advisory committee for Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts.

on the move

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, named Jerome Hamilton senior vice president of global operations. Hamilton was vice president of lean six sigma operation, corporate quality and acquisition integration for 3M and has held leadership positions at Ford Motor Co.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, named Dennis Jolley vice president of institutional advancement. Jolley was senior director of marketing at University of Utah Health Care and was named one of the 2014 Top Hospital Marketers at the Hospital Marketing National Convention.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Minneapolis, named Teresa Fariss McClain of counsel. Fariss McClain is a registered nurse in obstetrics and adult critical care and a past president of Minnesota Women Lawyers. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University and William Mitchell College of Law.


Minnesota Lodging Association named John Luke general manager of the year. Luke is the general manager of Hilton Minneapolis and serves on the board for the Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation and Meet Minneapolis.

Jefferson Awards Foundation named Mandi Simon a Jefferson Awards Foundation GlobeChanger. She is the 11-year-old founder of Simon Says Give.

on the board

Brand USA named John Edman to the board. Edman is director and chief executive of Explore Minnesota Tourism and was director of marketing for destination marketing services at Carlson Cos.