Business People: Gunjan Kedia named president of U.S. Bancorp

12 May 2024


Gunjan Kedia

U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis-based parent company of U.S. Bank, announced that Gunjan Kedia will be its new president, reporting to Andy Cecere, who will retain the title of chairman and CEO. Kedia, 53, will oversee the company’s three business lines. Kedia previously served in leadership roles at PwC, McKinsey & Co., BNY Mellon and State Street Financial. She has been with U.S. Bank since 2016.


The One Club for Creativity, a global organization supporting creative design, announced that Bob Barrie, partner at Rise and Shine and Partners, Minneapolis, has been named a 2024 inductee into its Creative Hall of Fame; Barrie is former art director and partner, Fallon.


Doran Cos., a Bloomington-based property developer, announced Brent Lindstrom‘s promotion to chief construction officer. Over six years ago, Lindstrom founded Doran Special Projects, a division dedicated to executing specialized construction projects of all sizes.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis announced that Christine Gaffney has been named senior vice president of the Treasury Services; Gaffney joined the Fed in 2001, advancing to senior vice president for supervision, regulation and credit in 2017.


Minneapolis law firm Lockridge Grindal Nauen announced that partner Charlie Nauen has been selected as this year’s recipient of the American Constitution Society Justice David Lillehaug Award for Distinguished Leadership. … The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Manuel Perez of JMLM Restaurants as SBA’s Minnesota Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year. JMLM Restaurants is a Savage-based Subway franchisee.


Fredrikson, Minneapolis, announced that attorney Mattie M. Kim has joined as a senior associate in its Litigation Group. Prior to joining Fredrikson, she was a litigation associate at two global law firms. … Faegre Drinker, Minneapolis, announced that real estate partner Lica Tomizuka has assumed the role of Minneapolis office leader. She has been with the firm for 21 years and was a long-time co-chair of the firm’s diverse lawyers resource group and served on the firm’s diversity and inclusion and nominating committees. … Eckberg Lammers, Stillwater, announced the addition of attorney Leah Boeve to its Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate team. Boeve previously was with Remington Law Office in New Richmond, Wis. … Ogletree Deakins, Minneapolis, welcomed Corie Anderson as a shareholder. Anderson joins the firm from Peters, Revnew, Kappenman & Anderson, where she was a shareholder. … National law firm Spencer Fane announced the addition of partners Carmen Bickerdt and David Koob to the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group in the Minneapolis office. … Saul Ewing, Minneapolis, announced that partner Katherine “Katie” Barrett Wiik has been chosen as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Her nomination was supported by Fellow Eric Magnuson of Robins Kaplan and Jon P. Schmidt, a current member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.


Reell Precision Manufacturing, a Vadnais Heights-based maker of small-package motion control technology for business-to-business shipping, announced that Shannon Gronemeyer has joined the company as vice president of global sales and customer service.


Spineology, an Oakdale-based maker of ultra-minimally invasive spine surgery implants, announced the addition of Emory Rooney as executive vice president, sales. Prior to joining Spineology, Rooney was vice president of sales, east at Alphatec Spine.


St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota announced the following executive appointments: Joe Khawaja, senior vice president of finance and operations; Alexis Oberdorfer, promoted to senior vice president of services; and Janine Fugate, promoted to associate vice president of marketing and communications.


The Association of Legal Administrators Minnesota Chapter announced the following members to its Board of Directors: President: Vanessa Kahn, Monroe Moxness Berg; President-Elect: Bernie Theis, Jardine, Logan, O’Brien; Administrative Director: Rebecca Doyle, Maslon; Communications Director: Jessica Johnson, Fox Rothschild; Education Director: Kim Motzko, Fredrikson & Byron; Finance Director: Suzette Allaire, Maslon; Membership Director: Gayle Hildahl, Ballard Spahr; and Past President (Immediate): Deb O’Connor, CLM.


Anacostia Rail Holdings announced the appointment of Quentin Schulte as president, Northern Lines Railway, St. Cloud. Most recently, Schulte served as NLR general manager. NLR is wholly owned by ARH and operates 25 miles of BNSF trackage.

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