Cynthia Fraction moves from Urban League to Cookie Cart – Twin Cities


Cynthia Fraction

cookie trolleya Twin Cities operator of professional bakeries for the promotion of youth skills development, announced that it has appointed Cynthia Fraction as Executive Director, effective September 1. Fraction was previously director of Center for Social Justice with Urban League Twin Cities. Cookie Cart operates bakeries in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


social lightsa Minneapolis-based advertising agency, announced the following new directors: Amy Gorancontents; Aaron KomoPartner, Customer Success; Ramsey Eliasfinancial operations; Taylor Lovaaspartner, strategy (influencer orientation); Annie MullinsStrategy and Allie KahlePaid media.


AIA Minnesota (American Institute of Architects) announced its 2022 Young Architects Award recipients: Simona Fischer, MSR DesignMinneapolis; Kyle Palzer, Alliance, Minneapolis, and David Wilson, HGAMinneapolis.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announced the appointment of Abigail Wozniak as vice-president of the Institute of Opportunity and Inclusive Growth to the Research Division, and Tavis Morello as Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs. Wozniak has been director of the Institute since 2019; Morello joined the bank in 2020 as a senior attorney and was promoted to senior attorney in 2021.


Kay Classa financial advisor with Class & Associates, Lake Elmo, is one of eight affiliated with Ameriprise Financial nationally nominated Forbes list of The State’s Best Financial Security Professionals in the country. Ameriprise Financial is based in Minneapolis.


Ramsey County announcement Brian Isaacson as Director of Public Works. Isaacson has served in the position on interim bases since early May and has been with the county since 2018.


Hiway Credit Union FoundationSt. Paul, announced $5,000 Hiway Foundation Community Impact Grant at Urban boat buildersa St. Paul-based professional boat building program focused on underserved youth.


Minnesota Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundationa branch of the Eagan-based health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shieldannounced the addition of Emily Piper to its board of directors. Piper is Vice President of Government and External Affairs at the Hazelden Betty Ford FoundationCenter City, and previously served as Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Social Services under former governor Mark Dayton.


The Toro Company.a Bloomington-based manufacturer of lawn mowers, snow blowers and irrigation products for homes and businesses, announced that Margeaux M. King joined as Vice President of Human Resources; King previously held a similar position at Ecolab, St.Paul. The company also announced that Review of Savoy named Kevin CharpentierVice President, Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain, to its 2022 slate of The Most Influential Black Executives in American Businesswith a member of the Toro Board of Directors Jill Pembertonwho is chief financial officer, North America, for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.


Spineology Oakdale-based manufacturer of ultra-minimally invasive spinal surgery implants, announced the promotion of Matt Cronin to the commercial director; he was previously senior vice president of sales. The company also announced the appointment of Jonathan Arndt as Vice President of Marketing.


The Minnesota Association for Justicean association of attorneys who represent Minnesotans in tort cases, announced that Charles “Chuck” Slane was elected president; Slane is a partner of TSR Personal Injury Law FirmBloomington.


corner stonean Edina-based children’s book publisher and educational technology provider for schools and the home, named Randi Economou CEO. Economou was previously regional vice president of the West at Renaissance.


Winmark Corp.a Plymouth-based retail resale chain franchisor, has announced the appointment of director Percy C. (Tom) Tomlinson as Lead Independent Director; he also said that Paul C. Reyelts informed the company of his decision not to stand again on the board of directors. Winmark’s brands include Plato’s Closet, Once Upon a Child, Play It Again Sports, Style Encore and The music is spinning.

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