Business People: Plunkett’s Pest Control announces leadership succession plan


OF NOTE — SERVICES

Aly Silva Mulgrew will assume the role of president at Plunkett's Pest Control, Fridley, on Jan. 1, 2023. (Courtesy Plunkett's Pest Control)
Aly Silva Mulgrew

Plunkett’s Pest Control, a Fridley-based provider of household and business extermination services, announced that President and Owner Stacy O’Reilly will step down effective Jan. 1, 2023, but will remain chair of the board of directors. Plunkett’s Director of Innovation and Shared Services Aly Silva Mulgrew will succeed O’Reilly as president.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

WomenVenture, a St. Paul-based organization providing financial and consulting support for women entrepreneurs, announced that AJ Austerman and Pang Xiong have joined its board of directors. Austerman is senior vice president-market manager with Huntington Bank; Xiong is vice president, cash management sales officer with Choice Bank.

EDUCATION

Carleton College student Ariel Alexander has been chosen as one of 10 students nationwide to share the $50,000 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 2022 Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program grant. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a pediatric cancer charity and Alexander’s grant was announced by sponsor Northwestern Mutual insurance company. Carleton College is in Northfield, Minn.

ENTERTAINMENT

Alive & Kickin, a Twin Cities-based musical performance group made up of artists ages 60-99+, announced the hire of Executive Director Ross Willits. Willits is president of the board of directors of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and most recently served as associate producer of Theatre 55.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced it has won the Minnesota Credit Union Network‘s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for the third year in a row, given to credit unions that demonstrate a high level of social responsibility through community projects. … Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, announced that Armando Pimentel Jr. has been appointed to its board of directors; Pimentel served as president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy.

FOOD

QualiTru Sampling Systems, an Oakdale-based provider of aseptic and representative sampling equipment and services for the food and dairy industries, announced Scott Larson has been hired as vice president of operations and supply chain.

HEALTH CARE

Advent, a national chain of ear, nose & throat clinics, announced a partnership with Dr. Josh Yorgason and the Minnesota Ear & Sinus Center to open its first Minnesota location in Blaine. … ANI Pharmaceuticals, a Baudette, Minn.-based maker of branded and generic drugs, announced the hire of Krista L. Davis as chief human resources officer. Davis previously served in a similar role for  Novartis’ Technical Operations Division. … Pathway Health, a Lake Elmo-based provider of consulting management services and education for post-acute care service providers, announced that Chief Operating Officer Donna Webb will retire Dec. 31, and in the interim has assumed the role of chief operating officer emeritus; Lisa A. Thomson, former chief strategy and marketing officer, has been named chief operating officer.

LAW

Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that attorney Vanessa Johnson has joined the firm’s Energy, Environment Law, Energy Regulation & Permitting and Energy Litigation Groups.

MANUFACTURING

Evolve Additive Solutions, a Minnetonka-based maker of capital equipment and 3D printed production, announced the appointment Jeff Hanson as vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently Hanson founded Digital 3D Manufacturing and previously worked in the same field at Stratasys. … Protolabs, a Maple Plain-based online and technology-enabled manufacturer for businesses, announced the hire of Oleg Ryaboy as global chief technology officer; previously Ryaboy served in a similar role at Digital River.

MARKETING

d.trio marketing group, a Minneapolis-based marketing agency, announced it has changed its name to cat&tonic. … IWCO Direct, a Chanhassen-based provider of direct-mail marketing services for business, announced that James Capstick has joined the company as chief sales officer.

NONPROFITS

CommunityGiving, a St. Cloud-based consortium of Central Minnesota-based philanthropic and community fund-raising organizations, announced that Kathleen Allen has joined the board of directors. Allen is president of Kathleen Allen and Associates, a St. Cloud consulting firm. … Sheltering Arms Foundation, a Minneapolis-based grantmaking organization focused child and family development, announced that Esther Garubanda of St. Paul and Emily Reichenbach of Edina have joined its board of trustees, and that Cecily Cutshall of Minneapolis is the foundation’s newly elected board president; Cutshall is a senior IT manager at Huntington Bank.

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