Former St. Joe’s CEO Sara Criger given expanded role at Allina Health – Twin Cities


Sara Criger

Allina Healtha Minneapolis-based metropolitan chain of hospitals and clinics, announced that Sara Criger was promoted to lead Acute Care Services, including Senior Vice President of Allina Health Operations, overseeing 11 hospitals, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Mental Health and Allina’s Addiction and Cardiovascular Clinical Service Lines. Previously, she served as President of Allina’s Pity and United Hospitals and as Vice President of HealthEast Care System and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint Paul.


Based in Minneapolis Glue McVoy announced that it had been selected as the official advertising agency for Northern Tool + Equipmenta Burnsville-based retailer of consumer and construction professional equipment.


Westwood Professional ServicesMinnetonka, announced that Chris Ambourne joined the firm as survey manager for its Land team in the Twin Cities.


Dominicaa Plymouth-based owner, developer and manager of multi-family residential properties, has announced the hiring of Kyle Hansen as its first-ever partner, chief operating officer and executive vice president, beginning May 9. Hansen’s experience includes nearly 30 years at American bankwhere he currently serves as Executive Vice President of Community Finance Solutions, responsible for capital investments in new markets and historic tax credits and loans to community development financial institutions across the country.


Ameriprise FinancialMinneapolis, announced that 65 of its financial advisors have been appointed to the 2022 Barrons List of “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors”. … hunt The bank has announced the opening of a branch at 7010 Valley Creek Plaza, Woodbury. … JNBA Financial AdvisorsBloomington, announced that the financial publication Barrons ranked its CEO, Richard S. Brown, Minnesota‘s top financial advisor for the second year in a row. Rankings are based on assets under management, revenue generated by advisors for their practices, and the quality of advisor practices.


Based in Grand Rapids, MN Itasca Economic Development Corp. announced that it had received a grant of $500,000 as part of the McKnight Foundationof the Vibrant and Equitable Communities program.


Saint Theresea St. Louis Park-based senior care provider with locations in New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Woodbury, announced the President and CEO Barb Rode will be inducted into McKnight Hall of Honorgiven to women at an executive level in the nursing home industry, May 13 in Chicago at McKnight’s Women of Distinction 2022 awards celebration. Rode is originally from St. Paul. … Family Rihm Cos.a truck dealership based south of St. Paul, announced that its president and CEO, Kari Rihmwas named the American Truck Dealers National Truck Dealer of the Year. Rihm Family Cos. is a family-owned and woman-owned and operated company, founded in 1932 in St. Paul.


Visura Technologiesan Oakdale-based technology developer to improve the quality and efficiency of transesophageal echocardiography, announced the appointment of Christine Horton as President and CEO. Horton previously led startups and midsize companies, including as CEO of Core Spine Technologies. … ANI Pharmaceuticalsa Baudette, Minnesota-based manufacturer of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, announced the addition of Dr. Renee P. Tannenbaum to its board of directors. Tannenbaum is a strategic advisor to several biopharmaceutical and device companies and sits on the Cardiff Oncology Board of Directors and as an advisor to the Board of Directors Aerami Therapeutic.


JLL Capital Marketsa Chicago-based commercial real estate investment firm, announced that Erin Fitzgerald joined the firm as a Principal in its Minneapolis office. … Alerusa North Dakota bank and mortgage lender, announced the following additions to its commercial real estate team in the Twin Cities: Andrew Melbergcredit manager CRE; Kristine Johnsonsenior credit adviser CRE; Bryan Witschensenior credit adviser CRE; Cody Pedersonsenior CRE subscriber, and Marijo Thomfordecommercial construction loan administrator.

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