Minneapolis-based branding firm Franke+Fiorella hired Charlie Ross as design director.
 
Minneapolis-based construction firm Ryan Companies US, Inc., announced that Eric Anderson was hired as vice president of development for the north-central region.
 
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, announced that Christine Powers has been promoted to partner of the Edina-based accounting firm, effective July 1.
 
Technology consulting firm RBA recently hired two employees at its Wayzata headquarters: Bob Lam, national solutions lead in the company’s Microsoft CRM practice, and Jamie Miley, a national technical lead in the CRM practice.
 
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was named Senate chair of the Joint Economic Committee, a Congressional committee responsible for overseeing matters relating to the U.S. economy.
 
Moquist Thorvilson Kaufmann, LLC, announced that Jay Dunphy was named a partner at the Edina-based accounting firm.
 
Cirrus Aircraft announced four promotions that it says will “enhance its sales and customer service support capability worldwide and its manufacturing operations in Duluth.” Tom Arnold was promoted to vice president of aircraft sales, Adam Hahn to regional director for Europe, Gary Poelma to vice president of service and support, and Rick Hollander to vice president of manufacturing and supply chain.
 
Boston-based law firm Fish & Richardson announced that it added two new associates to its patent group in the Twin Cities: Brian Bender and Nicholas Stephens.
 
Fantastic Sams, a national hair salon franchise with 120 locally owned salons in Minnesota, announced that Jon Schabell joined the company as a regional educator for the Minnesota Region.

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