moving up

Knutson Construction, Rochester, promoted Tom Leimer to project manager. He was most recently an assistant project manager.

on the move

The Minnesota State Bar Association announced certification of: Creig Andreasen, Messerli & Kramer; Lisa Ashley, Messerli & Kramer; Rae Bentz, Klun Law Firm; Kimberly Brzezinski, Andresen & Butterworth; Mark Duea, Geck, Duea & Olson; Gina Fox, Leonard Street and Deinard; Robert Goode Jr., Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman; Phaedra Howard, Hellmuth & Johnson; Susan Kadlec, Rajkowski Hansmeier; Craig Kepler, Lindquist & Vennum; Jennifer Lappegaard, Watson & Speight; Grant Lindberg, Lindberg & McKinnis; Marc J. Manderscheid, Briggs and Morgan; Jonathan Miller, Meagher & Geer; Donald Perron, Perron Law Firm; Elizabeth Rein, Hammargren & Meyer; Adam Schad, Tri-County Abstract and Title Guaranty Inc.; Elizabeth Sheehan, Guaranty Commercial Title Inc.; Mary Taylor, Lindquist & Vennum; Christina Weber, Wilford, Geske & Cook; Audra Williams, Ryan Companies US Inc.

Comcast St. Paul hired Chris Lyons as vice president of business services for its Twin Cities and Independence, Mo. / Olathe, Kansas operations. Earlier, Lyons was director of business services for Charter Communications, Rochester.

Anchor Bank, St. Paul, hired Alison Young as bank manager for its Woodbury branch. She had been branch manager for Central Bank in Newport.

Mid-America Real Estate-MN hired Jennifer Moya as tenant services coordinator.

Knutson Construction Services, Rochester, hired Tara Olson as a project assistant.


Augustana Care, Minneapolis, was recently awarded a challenge grant from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. For every $2 raised by Augustana Care between Dec. 1, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2013, the foundation will provide $1 in supplemental funds, up to $25,000. The grant will be used to strengthen Augustana Care's ability to raise philanthropic support for its services for older adults.

Designer Sign Systems, Minneapolis, a designer and manufacturer of way-finding and signage products, hired Wanda Forbes as health care account manager.