Former WCCO-TV reporter Kate Raddatz joins St. Paul’s Park Street Public – Twin Cities


Kate Raddatz

St. Paul-based Park Street Public announced that Emmy Award-winning TV news reporter Kate Raddatz is joining the firm as senior principal, public relations and communications. Raddatz previously was with Twin Cities CBS affiliate WCCO-TV in Minneapolis for nearly 10 years.


Architecture, engineering and planning firm LHB Inc. announced it has named Lori Thompson as chief financial officer, based in the firm’s Duluth office. … Engineering and consulting firm WSB, Golden Valley, announced that Ryan Spencer has been promoted to director of environmental investigation and remediation.


Merchants Bank, Winona, announced that Cindy Harrison has been promoted to senior vice president/chief credit officer; Harrison joined Merchants Bank in 1992. … Holmes Murphy, a Minneapolis-based business insurance brokerage, announced the addition of Tim Boberg as property casualty market leader; Boberg previously was president of Hays Minnesota Property Casualty, now Brown & Brown. … Nepsis, a Savage-based investment management firm, announced the hire of Luke Tousley as vice president of networking. … Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced that Bruce Powlish has been named branch manager at its St. Cloud branch.


Bright Health Group, a Minneapolis-based health insurer, announced the addition of Michael Carson as Bright HealthCare chief executive officer and Jeff Cook as NeueHealth chief executive officer. … Starkey, an Eden Prairie-based developer and retailer of hearing aids, announced the appointment of Jake Spano as director of corporate social responsibility; Spano previously served six years as deputy secretary of state for the State of Minnesota and was in senior leadership roles for former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.


The Hennepin County Bar Association announced the winners of its 2022 HCBA Excellence Awards: Brian Dillon and Amy Erickson, Lathrop GPM; the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District; Ayah Helmy, Bright Health; David Robbins, Meyer Njus Tanick; Khuram Siddiqui, Bassford Remele, and Roxanne Thorelli, Fredrikson & Byron. … Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that attorney John T. Soshnik has joined its health law group. … Stellpflug Law, Minneapolis, announced that Zoe I. Graham has been named an attorney with the firm, focusing on the defense of commercial disputes, complex construction and product liability; she is a 2022 graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, and previously served as a law clerk at the firm.


Andersen Corp., a Bayport-based maker of windows and doors for the residential market, announced that Ryan Williams has been named president of its Andersen Division. … Maplewood-based industrial and consumer products conglomerate 3M Co. announced that Mojdeh Poul, president of 3M’s healthcare business group, plans to retire July 1.


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, announced that Dr. Heather Britt joined the organization as executive director of Wilder Research effective June 13. Britt, who holds a doctorate in epidemiology, previously was with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Minnesota Hospital Association, Allina Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Urban Coalition. … Angel Foundation, a Mendota Heights-based organizations that provides financial assistance to cancer patients, announced that Amy Rewey has joined its board of directors; Rewey is vice president of care management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


North Central Electrical Engineering Society, Bloomington, announced that Michael Bilben was elected president; Bilben is lead electrical engineer at Michaud Cooley Erickson, Minneapolis. … National Association of Surety Bond Producers announced that Nick Newton, president of Newton Bonding, Roseville, was elected 2022-23 president.


Great Clips, a Minneapolis-based franchisor of retail hair salons, announced the following executive leadership transitions: Yvonne Mercer, promoted to chief operations officer; Sarah Yatchak to vice president of operations, and Danell Caron to vice president of legal/general counsel.

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