Moving up

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Paul, named Pat Thueson chief operating officer. Thueson joined the organization in 2007 and held leadership positions for Coca-Cola, Greater Twin Cities United Way and Mpls. American Red Cross.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), St. Paul, named Kolu Wilson assistant commissioner. Wilson joined DEED in 2016 as director of the office of economic equity and opportunity and worked for the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.

TKDA, St. Paul, named Bud Mickelson mining market manager. Mickelson joined TKDA in 2015 as a project manager and worked for Magnetation and Cliffs Natural Resources. TKDA also named Rhonda Greve systems administrator.

On the move

Polaris, Medina, named Julie Gilbert chief customer engagement and growth officer. Gilbert was founder and chief executive of PreciouStatus and held leadership positions for Best Buy.

GoKart Labs, Minneapolis, named Beth Allen director of marketing. Allen was a creative director for Collegis Education and worked for Rasmussen College.

Mairs & Power, St. Paul, named Pat Farley vice president and investment manager. Farley was a client account manager/investment management liaison for Stevens Foster Financial Advisors.

Parallel Technologies, Eden Prairie, named Luke Albrecht security services specialist. Parallel Technologies also named Eric Hanson general foreman.

On the board

Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, named Brian Grogan and Jim Vedder to the board., Minneapolis, named Neely Tamminga and Hart Rosenblatt to the board. Tamminga is chief executive of Distill and Rosenblatt is an attorney at Ross Rosenblatt.


Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, St. Louis Park, named Robert Levy Educator of the Year, Lauren Williams Resident of the Year and gave Michele Allen the Innovation & Research Award.