Business People: Bridgewater Bank announces executive changes

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Joe Chybowski

Bridgewater Bancshares, St. Louis Park-based parent company of Bridgewater Bank, announced the promotion of Joe Chybowski to president; Chybowski also will continue in his role as chief financial officer. The company also announced the transitions of Mary Jayne Crocker to executive vice president and chief strategy officer from EVP and chief operating officer, and Laura Espeseth, who moves from senior vice president controller to chief accounting officer.


Mohagen Hansen Architecture | Interiors, Wayzata, announced the following promotions: Bob Bailey and Cris Johnson to senior associate; Cleo Dale and Jeremiah Johnson to associate.


Bremer Financial Corp., St. Paul, announced the following additions to its board of directors: MayKao Y. Hang, University of Saint Thomas; Anthony Heredia, Target Corp., and Liwanag Q. Ojala, American Public Media Group/Minnesota Public Radio. … Piper Sandler Cos., a Minneapolis-based investment bank, announced the additions of Rob Freiman and Kegan Greene as managing directors on the technology investment banking team.


Iterro, formerly The trū Shrimp Cos. Inc., a Balaton, Minn.-based producer of medical-grade chitosan, restaurant-quality shrimp and pet food ingredients, announced the addition of Dr. Kevin Croston to its board of directors. Croston most recently was chief executive officer at North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale.


Life Time, a Chanhassen-based international operator of fitness centers and health-focused lifestyle living and working spaces, announced the appointment of clinical pharmacist James LaValle as chief science officer. LaValle will help oversee development of MIORA, a Life Time longevity and performance program, including the first dedicated MIORA clinic at Life Time Target Center, Minneapolis.


AFSCME Council 5, South St. Paul, announced the appointment of Bart Andersen as executive director; Andersen has served in an interim role since August 2023. AFSCME Council 5 represents workers in state and local government and nonprofit service.


Maslon, Minneapolis, announced the additions of attorneys RJ Shea and Haley-Rose Severson. Shea is an associate in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group; Severson an associate in the Litigation Group.


CAMP Digital, an Edina-based marketing agency serving the home services industry, announced Megan Bedford as the chief revenue officer. Bedford previously worked at at Scorpion and her own consultancy, Mugyver Consulting. … Leadpages, a Minneapolis-based online lead generator for business, announced the appointment of Michael Sacca as chief executive officer. Sacca has held leadership positions at several technology organizations, including Crew and Dribbble.


Bio-Techne Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of genetic materials for medical research and diagnostics, announced the appointment of Dr. Judith Klimovsky as an independent director on the board of directors. Klimovsky is executive vice president and chief development officer at Genmab.


The Minnesota Credit Union Network, a trade association, announced the following results of its board of directors election: Jay Gostonczik, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union; Dave Larson, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, and Mary Matheson, Wakota Federal Credit Union, were elected to three-year terms; Dana Garrett, North Memorial Federal Credit Union, named chair; Steve Ewers, Member’s Cooperative Credit Union, vice chair, and Larson, secretary/treasurer.


Digi International, a Hopkins-based provider of Internet of Things connectivity products and services, announced the appointment of Tony Puopolo as senior vice president, general manager of Digi Managed Solutions, moving the company’s evolution from a hardware-centric enterprise to comprehensive solutions provider. … The Argir Group, a St. Paul-based technology consulting firm for business, announced its recently established Advisory Board: Thomas Ellis, founder of Maven Ventures; Ted Mondale, Atomic Data, and Bernardine Wu, partner in Fez Ventures and principal in Iron Monkey Ventures. … Dayforce, a Minneapolis-based provider of human resources software for business, announced Amy Cappellanti-Wolf as executive vice president and chief people officer. Cappellanti-Wolf most recently served in similar executive role at Cohesity.

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