at the top

Global Citizens Network and Intercultural Student Experiences, Minneapolis, named Alain Thiry president and chief executive. Thiry was president and chief executive of Up With People and held leadership positions at Carlson Cos.

St. Paul Association of Realtors named John Fridlington chief executive. Fridlington was chief executive of the Florida Association of Realtors and was an attorney for the California Association of Realtors.

moving up

Magnet 360, St. Louis Park, named Bill Galfano vice president sales, North America. Galfano joined the firm in 2008 and most recently was vice president sales, Minneapolis. He worked for JWT and Room & Board Home Furnishings. Magnet 360 also named Tina Sherman vice president and chief growth officer. Sherman joined the firm in 2009 and most recently was vice president of marketing and partner business development.

on the move

Weber Shandwick named Matt Horton senior vice president/creative director for the Bloomington office. Horton held creative director leadership roles at Carmichael Lynch, FCB Global, Leo Burnett, Campbell Mithun and JWT.

Vantage Law Group, St. Louis Park, named Joe Nuñez partner. Nuñez was in-house counsel at Target Corp. for 19 years and was a partner for Peterson, Tews & Squires.

MidCountry Bank, Bloomington, named Madeline Sadler SBA manager. Sadler was an SBA lending manager for Northeast Bank and received her master's from Bethel University.

Manna Distribution Services, Mendota Heights, named Michael Wagner national sales manager and Jon Heath national sales representative.


The Women's Health Leadership Trust, St. Paul, gave Joy Plamann the emerging leader award. Plamann is the medicine care director of St. Cloud Hospital.

The American College of Real Estate Lawyers named Mark Radke a fellow. Radke is an attorney for Felhaber Larson.

The St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation gave Mike Newman the HERBIE award. Newman is vice president of the Travelers Foundation and director of community relations.

on the board

Meritas, Minneapolis, named Dennis Unkovic chairman of the board. Unkovic is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott in Pittsburgh and served on the Meritas board and executive committee.