Spring 2011

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Daniel J. McCormick ’73 BSB, was named interim president of the Brighton Hospital by the St. John Providence Health System. He came to Brighton Hospital from the Hazelden Foundation.
Thomas J. Hauschild ’76 BSB, was elected chair of CommonBond Communities’ board of directors. CommonBond owns and manages properties in more than 50 cities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and provides rental homes for families, seniors, and people living with disabilities.
Patrick Spangler ’78 BSB, was appointed CFO of Epocrates Inc., a developer of drug and clinical reference solutions. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations, public offerings, financial management, and mergers and acquisitions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.


Robert Coale ’82 MBA, was appointed president of Patriot Gold Corp. He has been a member of the firm’s board of directors since June, 2003, and has provided technical oversight to the company during the evaluation of properties in Nevada and Arizona.
Betty Albitz ’84 BSB, was recognized as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance, an award that honors the efforts of women making notable contributions to their professions, communities, and society at large.
Michael Ranum ’86 MBA, was named BWBR Architects’ CFO. He joined the firm as manager of operations in 2007.
Bob Haines ’89 MBA, is CFO of United FCS in Willmar, Minn. United FCS is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations.
Stacey D. Millett ’89 MBA, was appointed to the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. She is director of family services with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in Minneapolis, and has more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience.


P. Michael Sidders ’91 MBA, has been appointed vice president, ecommerce marketing, for Shopko. He previously held marketing and ecommerce positions with Gander Mountain, Northern Tool & Equipment, and Fingerhut Direct.
Dave Walstad ’91 MBA, was named vice president of sales and marketing for Virteva, a Twin Cities-based IT firm. He previously was a senior executive at Agiliti.
Robert J. Evans ’93 MBA, was named director of investor relations by the Dolan Co. He has been with the company since 2007.
Craig R. Schmidtke ’94 BSB, was named vice president of business development and product strategy for Twin Cities-based IT firm Virteva.
Chris Manlove ’95 MBA, joined MMX Management in New York and Minnesota. He was previously managing director of client relations for Deephaven Capital Management, and is also a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Twin Cities Society of Security Analysts.
David Grazman ’97 PhD, was named vice president of Heartland Alliance and executive director of Heartland Health Outreach. He previously was vice president for strategic planning at CBIZ The Leifer Group in Leawood, Kan.
Vickie Conley ’99 MBA, was hired by Alquest, a Twin Cities- based clinical research organization and regulatory consultancy. She previously served as Medtronic’s global director of strategic marketing for structural heart disease.
Gary Maharaj ’99 MBA, was named president and CEO of SurModics Inc., and will serve on the company’s board of directors.


Jim Bernard ’00 MBA, was named the Star Tribune’s senior vice president for digital. He previously was general manager of MarketWatch.com.
Michael Egermann ’00 MA-HRIR, is director of human resources for Amgen, Europe North, and Australia.
Craig Heyrman ’00 MA-HRIR, is director of human resources, Switzerland and European hub operations, for Merck.
Richard D. Nehm ’00 MBA, accepted a role as global vice president of sales and marketing at the Swiss-based World Medical Device Organization. He is also celebrating the arrival of his son, Viktor Carl Richard Nehm, who was born on July 19, 2010.
Michael Murrell ’02 MBA, was named director of asset and property management of Southeast Europe for AIG/Lincoln in Budapest. He has worked in Europe since 2005, and has been involved with commercial real estate investments and asset management in Germany, Latvia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Mike Berry ’05 MBA, was named director of finance for Enprecis Inc. He previously was a technology investment banker for KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Adam Kahle ’06 MA-HRIR, joined Grant Thornton LLP as a senior associate in the firm’s compensation and benefits consulting area.
Brian Kalinoski ’06 MA-HRIR, joined Polaris as a senior international human relations specialist.
Lars Leafblad ’06 MBA, was recognized in Minnesota Business’ “2010 Minnesota Business Encyclopedia” for his work launching Pollen, a virtual networking community for civic-oriented executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Kristin Lee ’06 MA-HRIR, joined Cargill as a senior human resources generalist.
Katie Oberg ’07 MA-HRIR, is a human resources manager for ConAgra Foods.
Ellen Kleiner Weinstein ’07 MA-HRIR, was named director of academic services at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

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