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Joe Persichetti

U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, announced Joe Persichetti has been named head of its new Healthcare Business Banking, a cross-business initiative to serve health care practices with up to $25 million in annual revenue.


Piper Sandler Cos., a Minneapolis-based national investment bank, announced that Tim Carter, chief financial officer, will retire in the first quarter of 2024. Kate Clune has been selected to succeed him. Previously, Clune spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley.


The office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the following staff changes: Jerome Rankine becomes senior communications advisor; Brian Evans named press secretary; executive assistant Alex Boutrous also joins the communications team, and former Outreach Coordinator Keaon Dousti named assistant attorney general. … The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the appointment of Greg Norfleet as director of the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Norfleet previously was chief operating officer for the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Fredrikson, Minneapolis, announced that attorneys Grant D. Fairbairn, Thomas R. Hipkins, Ann M. Ladd, Paul J. LaVanway, Kurt J. Niederluecke, Charles D. Segelbaum and David C. West are featured in the 2023 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.


SkyWater Technology, a Bloomington-based semiconductor foundry, announced the appointment of Gen. (U.S. Army retired) Edward M. Daly to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1. Daly is the founder of Daly Consulting & Logistics, Austin, Texas, serving businesses in manufacturing, production, energy and logistics.


Miller Hill Mall, Duluth, announced the planned opening of sewing center Sew With Me, located in the mall next to maurices and across from Five Below, also opening this fall.


The Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling announced that Executive Director Susan Sheridan Tucker has been elected as president of the board of directors at the National Council on Problem Gambling for a one-year term. Sheridan Tucker has been the MNAPG’s executive director since 2018 and has served on the NCPG board since 2020. … The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced its Leadership in the Valley 2023-24 class of participants, the largest cohort to date: Katie Bang, Lake Elmo Bank; Colleen Cahill, Century College; Lyz Carlson, First State Bank and Trust; Nicki Castro, Washington County; Melody Fox, Big Red Dog Studios and Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More; Mike Funk, Stillwater Area Public Schools; Tim Gladhill, City of Stillwater; Stacy Greven, Royal Credit Union; Clare Gromoll, People’s Congregational Church; Brenda Hall, Lakeview Hospital; Sara Jespersen, Wellbeats; Hunter Julien, Stillwater Police Department; Brad Junker, Stillwater Police Department; Eric Kivisto, Market & Johnson; Tony Klehr, Stillwater Area Public Schools; Emily Krawczewski, Washington County Historical Society; Amanda Lathrop, Lead Sheep Productions; Cassie Laurvick, Bridgewater Bank; Donna Luttinen, St Croix Soccer Club; Kenzie Markus, Zen Day Cleaning Services; Alexis McKim, Eckberg Lammers; Dave Neuman, Datastream Connexion; Kelly Nygaard, Discover Stillwater; Kirsten Parker, Kirsten J. Parker Consulting; Jenny Pater, Lift Bridge Cowork; Aimee Pelletier, Darn Knit Anyway; Sharon Provos, City of Stillwater; Heidi Stein, Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce; Matthew Stepaniak, Limitless Cycling; Anne Stoudt, Stoudt Law Ltd.; Kayla Tebelius, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Darrell Vesterfelt, Mount Haley Holdings.


Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, announced the opening Midtown Barbers, owned by Imani Vincent. … Assisted Living Locators, a national senior placement and referral service, announced the opening of a new franchise in St. Paul, led by Sarah Hallmark-Brower of Bloomington.


Tamarack Technology, a St. Paul-based provider of artificial intelligence-based software and services for the equipment finance industry, announced the addition of Mitch Peterson as executive vice president of operations. Peterson previously worked with digital health startups, Truepill and Icario.


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