Business People: Target Corp. CEO Brian Cornell honored by alma mater UCLA

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UCLA Anderson School of Management announced that Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target Corp., Minneapolis, has received the 2022 John Wooden Global Leadership Award. Cornell earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1981 and is the first Anderson School of Management graduate to receive the Wooden Award, which has been presented annually since 2008.


Minneapolis advertising agency Periscope announced Annette Fonte has been named senior vice president, business and brand leadership; and Veronica Padilla, vice president, head of design.


Westwood Professional Services, a Minnetonka-based civil engineering firm, announced the following new Minnesota associates: Barry Morgan, Jacob Kerley, Jenny Thoren, Kyle Johnson, Paige Mortenson, and Ryan Grohnke.


Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, announced a partnership with North Star Mutual Insurance Co., Cottonwood, Minn., that will lead to a $3 million investment in the SMSU School of Business.


Stearns Bank, St. Cloud, announced that Community Development Coordinator Mohamed Farah has completed his HUD Housing Counselor Certification, enabling him to offer housing and financial education services to bank customers.


Lyngblomsten, a senior services nonprofit, welcomed Cosmina Strain as housing manager of The Heritage at Lyngblomsten, located in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul.


Nilan Johnson Lewis, Minneapolis, announced Amanda Cialkowski as the firm’s next president. She succeeds Heidi Christianson, who remains a board member and shareholder. … Fish & Richardson, Minneapolis, announced Principal Corrin Drakulich has been named global head of litigation. … Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced that Todd Urness has been reelected to the board of directors, and Matthew McBride has been elected to the board.


Predictive Oncology, an Eagan-based developer of AI-influenced cancer treatments, announced the promotion of Pamela Bush to chief business officer. Bush previously served as senior vice president of Strategic Sales and Business Development.


Fiverr International Ltd., a business-development and support organization for Black entrepreneurs, announced that Artika R. Tyner and her St. Paul educational organization Planting People Growing Justice, have been accepted as one of 10 national Fiverr fellows for 2023 and will receive a $24,000 grant. … Seward Community Cooperative, a Minneapolis community-owned grocery co-op, announced the selection of Raynardo (Ray) Williams as general manager. … The Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership, a business consultant promoting development of employee stock-ownership plans, announced the hire of Darren Mozenter to lead community outreach and programming efforts in Northern Minnesota, based in Duluth. … Aeon, a Minneapolis-based provider of affordable housing, announced that Northmarq Chief Financial Officer Shawn Power has joined its board of directors. Northmarq is a Bloomington-based commercial real estate investment firm.


The St. Paul Downtown Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group representing the interests of downtown St. Paul residents and businesses, announced that Jennifer Hellman, CEO/president, Goff Public, and Richard “Rick” L. Smith, Jr., Travelers regional president upper west region, have joined its board of directors. … Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity announced the following new board members: Charles Grossman, Breck School; Jeffrey Hayden, Fredrikson & Byron; Jim Mulrooney, Bremer Bank; Bruce Paradis, GMAC (retired); Kate Shibliski, Minnesota Vikings, and Godson Sowah, Ernst & Young. … Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced that CEO Dave Larson has been reelected board chair of Special Olympics Minnesota. … The Mendota Heights Community Foundation announced new board members Ansis Viksnsis, lawyer with Monroe, Moxness and Berg; and Steven Goldade, principal of Mendota Elementary School in District 197.


Minnesota Realtors, a professional organization representing Realtor-designated real estate agents in the state, announced the appointment of Josh McFall as CEO, effective March 1; he succeeds Chris Galler, who has retired. McFall previously served as CEO of the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors and in Alabama.

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