Business People: Scott Ford to lead U.S. Bank wealth management

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U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, announced the promotion of Scott Ford to president of Wealth Management, effective June 1, leading Affluent Wealth Management, Private Wealth Management and Ascent Private Capital Management. He succeeds Mark Jordahl, who is retiring.


Zinpro Corp., an Eden Prairie-based maker of organic trace minerals for animal nutrition, announced that the company has awarded Isabella von Seggern, Iowa State University, with the 2023 Zinpro Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship Award.


The Metropolitan Airports Commission announced the hire of Samantha Porter as vice president of finance and revenue development. She comes from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, where she was the chief operating officer. The Metropolitan Airports Commission owns and operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and six suburban general aviation airports.


MSR Design, Minneapolis, announced that its design for RIDC Mill 19 development project, an industrial space in Pittsburgh, has received an American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment Top Ten Award.


The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, announced the following new members to its board of trustees: Virginia Arthur, Metropolitan State University; Drinal Foster, Wells Fargo; Cheryl Hadaway, Hadaway Partners; Dave Molin, Trane Technologies; Phil Rolchigo, Pentair; Kirsten Stone, H.B. Fuller; Alene Tchourumoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and May Vang, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


Dominium, a Plymouth-based affordable housing owner, developer and manager, announced the promotion of Holly McAllister to vice president of property management. McAllister joined Dominium in 2004, and most recently was a senior regional manager, responsible for Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.


Rasmussen University, a Minneapolis-based American Public Education institution, announced the appointment of Paula Singer as acting president and a member of the board of directors. Singer succeeds Javier Miyares, who has served as the school’s acting president for the past 11 months.


Minneapolis-based asset management firm Marquette Wealth Management announced the hire of Jackie Mohr as a client service associate. … Deepwater Asset Management, a Minneapolis-based growth investment firm, announced the hiring of Michael Olson as venture partner to build the firm’s next fund. Olson most recently was CFO for Version1, a multi-property e-sports and gaming content organization. … Hiway Credit Union, St. Paul, announced that President and CEO Dave Boden was elected chair of the board of directors for the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the trade association for the state’s credit unions.


The U.S. Small Business Administration announced it has named has named Dr. Kenneth Dodge and his practice, Falls Optical, Little Falls, as the 2022 SBA Minnesota Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year. Dodge currently serves as a Major in the 133RD Medical Group of the Minnesota Air National Guard.


Stratasys, an Eden Prairie-based provider of polymer 3D printing for industry, announced the hire of Gurvinder Kahlon as vice president and general manager of Stratasys Direct, the company’s on-demand parts business. Kahlon previously served in a similar role at on-demand digital manufacturing company ProtoLabs.


DiaMedica Therapeutics, a Minnetonka-based biopharmaceutical company, announced the appointment of David Wambeke as chief business officer. Wambeke most recently served as partner and managing director of investment banking at Craig-Hallum Capital Group.


Brian and Megan Slipka, co-founders of the Slipka Foundation, Minneapolis, announced that they have changed the name of their charitable organization to True North Family Foundation.


Schafer Richardson, Minneapolis, announced the launch of its Residential Property Management Division under the direction of Brian Kelley, vice president of residential property
management, and Senior Regional Residential Property Manager Kimberley Beto. The firm also announced the hire of Stefanie Sokup as director of marketing.


The Davey Tree Expert Co., a provider of residential lawn and tree services, announced the addition of Mickman Brothers, Ham Lake, to its family of brands.