Leaders

ValueVision Replaces CEO In Wake Of Proxy Battle

After shareholders elected several board members nominated by activist investor the Clinton Group, ValueVision said it has also appointed Mark Bozek as its new chief executive.

June 23, 2014

Obama to highlight minimum wage increase in Minnesota visit

President Barack Obama is planning to visit Minnesota Thursday in part to show support for the state’s action to increase the minimum wage, the Associated Press reports. Minnesota’s...

June 21, 2014

2014 Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame

June 20, 2014

MnSCU chancellor gets new contract; critics raise questions

Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, has a new three-year contract.  MnSCU officials issued a news release Monday to announce the new deal, even...

June 16, 2014

ValueVision, Investor Trade Barbs Before Shareholder Vote

Ahead of an annual shareholder meeting at which it hopes to win board seats, activist investor Clinton Group has made public three emails that decry management practices at ValueVision; meanwhile, ValueVision’s CEO called the allegations “simply not true and completely unfair.”

June 16, 2014

Robert Senkler

Securian Financial CEO Retires After 20-Year Tenure

Robert Senkler was appointed CEO in July 1994 and has worked for the company since he was just 21 years old.

June 12, 2014

Target shareholders re-elect entire board at annual meeting

All 10 members of Target’s board of directors were re-elected at the company’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The directors were retained despite...

June 11, 2014

Brad Maiorino

Target Taps GM Leader As Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Maiorino, who has overseen information security at General Motors and General Electric, will join Target in the newly formed chief information security officer role.

June 10, 2014

Medtronic Seeks Dismissal Of Shareholder Lawsuits

A two-person committee appointed by the med-tech giant concluded that allegations against Medtronic’s leaders are “without merit”; it’s now seeking dismissal of shareholder lawsuits.

June 10, 2014

Famous Dave’s Chairman Abruptly Resigns Amid Turnover

Dean Riesen left the company on Friday after serving as a board director since 2003 and chairman since 2011.

June 09, 2014

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