Moving up

United Properties, Minneapolis, named Brenda Arnold vice president, manager financial analysis. Arnold joined the firm in 1984 as an accountant and most recently was assistant vice president, asset management., Minneapolis, named Ann Pifer executive director. Pifer has been the organization’s chief operating officer since 2013 and was a corporate banker.

On the move

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, named Bryan Ebensteiner chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration. Ebensteiner was chief operating officer for UnitedHealthcare Global and was chief financial officer for the Minnesota Orchestra.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Eden Prairie, named Jayson Smart program director, arts and cultures. Smart held leadership positions at Rasmuson Foundation in Alaska and served on the board for Alliance of Artists Communities.

Patterson Thuente IP, Minneapolis, named Sarah Stensland partner. Stensland was a lawyer for Carlson Caspers.

Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, named Alissa Mitchell senior associate in the real estate, bank and finance and renewable energy groups. Mitchell was an attorney for Foley & Mansfield.

LHB, Duluth, named Coral Digatono business development manager. Digatono was a business developer for HGA Architects and Engineers and worked for Henricksen. LHB also named Jody Elam-Foote senior marketing coordinator. Elam-Foote worked for Northern Technologies and Macy’s.

Alakef Coffee Roasters, Duluth, named Henry Stein vice president of sales for Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee. Stein was senior vice president of sales for Distant Lands Coffee and worked for Caribou Coffee and Coca-Cola.

SeQuel Response, Eden Prairie, named Rochelle Cichy director of digital sales. Cichy worked for BMC Software.

Accredited Investors Wealth Management, Edina, named Chris Link director of tax planning. Link was a senior managing director for a professional services firm.

On the board

Girl Scouts River Valleys, St. Paul, named to the board Gayle Hayhurst, Schwan’s Co.; Katie Misukanis Pan, Rasmussen College; Wendy Unglaub, Ecolab; Mariela Ampuero, Cargill; Jean Bennington Sweeney, former 3M chief sustainability officer; Melissa Meyers, Andersen Corp.; Luis Rosario, Ramsey County; Julie Steinweg, UnitedHealth Group; and Beth Voermans, Securian Financial Group.