moving up

Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Golden Valley, named Chris Chambs vice president financial consulting. Chambs was a senior director in finance and held roles as an analyst and a manager for the company.

PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, named Danielle Engholm senior director, Sarah Kalhorn account supervisor, Laudan Fenster and Laura Krinke senior account executives, Molly O'Mara account executive in the agency's manufacturing practice and Dan Reilly vice president of client services at SMS Research Advisors.

The Family Partnership, Minneapolis, named Jeff Bauer vice president of public affairs. Bauer was the director of public policy.

on the move

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Minnetonka, named Greg Burgett vice president, development, Americas. Burgett was regional vice president of development for Vantage Hospitality Group and held leadership positions at Choice Hotels, U.S. Franchise Systems, Best Western and Dimensional Marketing.

Regulatory and Clinical Research Institute, St. Louis Park, named Lisa Olson president. Olson was vice president, marketing and technical services for WuXi AppTec and worked for ViroMed Laboratories.

Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, named Joseph Dixon III shareholder and co-chairman of the white-collar and regulatory defense group. Dixon was deputy general counsel for UnitedHealth Group and a former chief of the fraud and public corruption section for the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Minnesota.

Gage, Plymouth, named Russ Nolan director of business development. Nolan was an application sales representative for Oracle and director of sales for Brandpoint. Gage named Michelle Hoffman senior public relations specialist. Hoffman worked for Lola Red PR and Bender/Helper Impact.

Salo, Minneapolis, named Lisa Brezonik chief talent officer. Brezonik was the president and executive coach for Brezonik consulting and held leadership positions for RBC Dain Rauscher, Integ Inc., Room and Board and Coram Healthcare. She serves on the Ann Bancroft Foundation board and volunteers with Menttium and Habitat for Humanity.


The National Association of Federal Credit Unions named Bob Thompson professional of the year. Thompson is the senior vice president of information technology for TruStone Financial.

Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis, gave Howard Taylor the President's Award. Taylor is a dentist at Advanced Dental Group and serves as the speaker of the house for the Minnesota Dental Association.

on the board

American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, St. Paul, named Bill Pentelovitch president of the board. Pentelovitch is a business trial lawyer at Maslon.