Thursday, March 19, 2015

Yerhot is promoted

Laura Yerhot (MPP ‘10) was promoted from the attorney recruiting and development coordinator to the attorney recruiting and development manager at BuckleySandler LLP.


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Monday, March 16, 2015

Kawas joins IRI

Rima Kawas (MPA ‘14) is now the deputy director of governance for the International Republican Institute (IRI). Previously, Rima was the manager of government affairs for Target Corp.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Altman on MarketWatch

William Altman (MA ‘86) was featured on MarketWatch for his work at Kindred Healthcare, Inc. William joined Kindred in 1996 and has worked as the executive vice president for strategy, policy and integrated care since May 2012 and senior vice president for strategy and public policy from January 2008 until May 2012. He is responsible for working with policymakers and national trade organizations to advance Kindred’s strategic plans.

Read the article here.

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Nyquist joins The Improve Group

Daren Nyquist (MPP ‘06) is now the research and evaluation director for The Improve Group. Previously, Daren was the public outreach coordinator for the southwest light rail for the Metropolitan Council.


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Sivan Sevilla on elections in Israel

Ido Sivan Sevilla (MPP ‘14) was published in The Times of Israel for an article expressing the nation’s views towards the upcoming elections in Israel.

Read the article here.

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Originally posted on Global Notes.

Nelson is promoted

Stacia Nelson (MPP ‘08) was promoted to corporate social responsibility for Target. Stacia has worked at Target since August 2011 in global affairs, corporate public relations, and as communications and reputation management.


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prahl joins Pillsbury United Communities

Lexi Prahl (MURP ‘14) is now an operations manager for the charter authorization department at Pillsbury United Communities. She will be working there as well as at Aurora Consulting, LLC as an associate consultant.

Previously, Lexi worked as a data strategist for Chicago Public Schools. While there she extracted data from different databases and organized it into concise dashboards and actionable plans to improve the quality of public school options.

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Schicker presents at National Conference

Teresa Schicker (MPA '13) presented research at the American Public Health Association National Conference.  This was an invited presentation with School of Nursing Associate Professor Laura Duckett, BSN, MS, PhD, MPH, RN.  The poster presentation was based on Teresa and Laura's collaborative work in the University of Minnesota Senate and was titled, "From then until now: 20 years of progress in supporting nursing mothers at a large public university in the Midwest."

Additionally, Teresa recently took a new position with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education as project coordinator of a national network of health researchers in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.  Teresa was previously a project manager in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Yoakum joins Minnesota Department of Administration

Curt Yoakum (MPP ‘08) began working as the assistant commissioner of communications and planning for the Minnesota Department of Administration (MDA) in July of 2014. He was previously the director of communications and legislation for the MDA.

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