Prime Therapeutics Chooses Former Allina Executive as New CEO

The Eagan pharmacy benefit company has selected Kenneth H. Paulus to succeed Jim DuCharme, who retired in March.

Minnesota Investment Icon Richard Perkins Dies at 88

“He didn’t play golf, he didn’t play tennis…he played business.” The investor known to friends and colleagues as "Perk" often backed early-stage local companies.

Christophe Beck Replaces Thomas Handley as Ecolab President, COO

The St. Paul-based water, hygiene and energy technologies provider is having Thomas Handley lead its upstream energy spinoff until his retirement later in 2019.

23-Year Target Veteran Kelly Caruso Appointed New CEO of Delivery Co. Shipt

Less than two years after Target purchased the Alabama-based subscription-model same-day online delivery platform Shipt for $550 million, Caruso succeeds its founder and CEO Bill Smith.

Former Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy Joins UnitedHealth Group’s Board of Directors

Dr. Noseworthy joins the board of the Minnetonka-based health service and insurance provider just two months after ending his nearly decade-long tenure as Mayo Clinic CEO.

Gene-Editing Pioneer Recombinetics Taps Mark Platt as New CEO

As he replaces Tammy Lee, who’s taking a “leave of absence,” Platt will be the company’s third CEO in two years. Platt’s prior experience includes leading Wisconsin manufacturing company Multistack LLC.

Allete Names Bethany Owen As New President

Owens will be the first female to hold the role at the Duluth-based electric company.

Hennepin Healthcare CEO Jon Pryor Makes Surprise Resignation

Under his six-year tenure, Pryor oversaw the completion of a massive new clinic in Minneapolis, as well as an ongoing controversy over an emergency services practice.

Pohlads Making Moves for Faster Growth

A new executive joins Pohlad Cos. and pursues strategic acquisitions.

Free Spirit Publishing’s New Leader Bets on Books

New Publisher Kyra Ostendorf explains why she’s optimistic about the future of children’s print books.

Long-Time Greater Mankato Growth President, CEO Jonathan Zierdt is Retiring

Zierdt has led Greater Mankato Growth since 2007, and headed its preceding organization, too. Credited with growing both GMG and Mankato itself, he’s stepping down to focus on health and personal interests.

President of Evine Live Resigns After Four Months on the Job

No reason for the abrupt resignation has been publicized. Martin-Vachon will receive a separation payment of about $250,000, according to an SEC filing.

Corporate Philanthropy: Beyond the Bottom Line

Minnesota set the standard for corporate philanthropy decades ago, but now businesses are feeling the pressure to give more than money.

Leaders in Giving: People

A look at philanthropic efforts by corporate givers.

Leaders in Giving: Companies and Foundations

A look at philanthropic efforts by mission-driven businesses.

Cirrus Aircraft CEO, Co-Founder Dale Klapmeier Stepping Down Next Year

More than 30 years after founding the company with his brother, and a decade after becoming its sole leader, Klapmeier will transition into a senior advisory role.

Caribou Coffee Founder John Puckett Gifts 580-Acre Wildlife Area to South Dakota

The habitat is now open to the public for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.

Seven Minnesota Business Leaders Share Their Goals for 2019

From mental health support to launching a stadium, local businesspeople are already looking at what’s on their plate next year.

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly's Advice on Leading with Purpose

TCB's 2018 Person of the Year on being clear, being authentic, and shareholder buy-in.

Prime Therapeutics CEO Jim DuCharme is Retiring

The Eagan-based pharmacy benefit manager hopes to have a successor picked before DuCharme’s exit in March 2019.

Former U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis Named Make-A-Wish America CEO

About two years since his exit from U.S. Bank’s CEO seat, Davis will continue a career of leadership and mission-based work as he replaces long-time Make-A-Wish leader David Williams.

Best Buy Chairman, CEO Hubert Joly is TCB's 2018 Person of the Year

In his six years as Best Buy's leader, Joly has built up the retailer's relevance among both young and old consumers, resulting in some of the company's best comparable sales growth in years.

Creative Agency Carmichael Lynch Names Its New CFO

Minneapolis-based marketing firm Carmichael Lynch didn’t have to look far for a new executive, naming its director of financial planning and analysis John Green as its new CFO.

Former Medtronic Executive Joins Starkey Hearing Technologies as CFO

Coming off his role as CFO of Medtronic’s global operations and business services, Bill Courtney brings 30 years of finance leadership experience to the Eden Prairie-based hearing aid company.

25 Leaders Who Shaped TCB's Quarter-Century

With essays from John Lindahl, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Susan Marvin, Lee Lynch, and Richard Anderson.

25 Companies to Watch

These Minnesota businesses are at key stages, including rapid growth, product launches, and new leadership.

Q&A: Arne Carlson

The governor during TCB’s inaugural years doesn’t have much good to say about state governance today.

All Those Years Ago

Memories from the birth of a magazine.

Land O’Lakes Promotes Beth Ford to CEO

She becomes the first woman to lead the giant agribusiness cooperative.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler to Step Down in 2019

Citing his readiness to move on from the high demands of the top leadership role, Kaler will have completed an eight-year presidency tenure, but will remain involved with the University.

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