at the top

Sawmill Private Management, Minneapolis, named John Hinck president and chief executive. Hinck joined the company in 1998 and most recently was​ senior vice president and chief operating officer. Sawmill also named Rufus Winton senior vice president and chief investment officer, Julie Wong senior vice president and chief financial officer and Dana Sanders senior vice president and general counsel.

on the move

First Light Asset Management, Edina, named Dave Therkelsen senior research analyst and principal. Therkelsen was managing director of principal investing for Piper Jaffray and held leadership positions at Waterstone Capital Management, Thrivent Asset Management and Cargill's Black River Asset Management.

Boyum & Barenscheer, Bloomington, named John Csargo partner. Csargo was a shareholder at BPKZ and received his master's from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, named Michael Bondi intellectual property attorney. Bondi worked for Dicke, Billig & Czaja and Gray Plant Mooty.

Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, named Kate Bruce associate. Bruce is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013 from Advocates for Human Rights. FaegreBD also named Reagan Oden associate. Oden was vice president of employee relations for U.S. Bank and worked for Minneapolis Public Schools.

Versique, St. Louis Park, named Sara Dziedzic director of business development, digital marketing. Dziedzic was vice president of business development at Risdall and worked for Flexion and Blue Hue Interactive. Versique also named Ellen Browen senior account executive, human resource consulting.

moving up

CKC Good Food, South St. Paul, named Catherine Kretsch controller. Kretsch joined the company in 2013 as an office manager and most recently was a human resources manager.


Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) named Suzie Heideman PTR Jim Verdieck High School Coach of the Year. Heideman is a tennis coach for East Ridge High School and was awarded the 2014 Minnesota Boys Tennis Coach of the Year.

on the board

Ramsey County League of Local Governments elected Margaret Sletten-Behrens president. Sletten-Behrens is a Ramsey Conservation District Board supervisor. She serves on the Maplewood Parks Priority Task Force and is an ordained minister.