Posted at: 07/23/2013 11:08 AM
Updated at: 07/23/2013 6:51 PM

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Destination Medical Center Board Appointments Completed

(ABC 6 NEWSThe board that will have the final say on much of the plans for DMC is complete, with 6 members appointed Tuesday.

Governor Dayton, Mayo Clinic, and Olmsted County have all announced their picks for the DMC corporation board.

The appointment of the 8 member governing body is the next step to laying out the plans for DMC.

"The DMC board is really the authority for DMC, so they'll be in charge of approving the planning efforts and approving the funding methods, they are really the road map for DMC,” said DMC administrator Lisa Clarke.

Learn more about the board members below.

Governor Dayton's appointees include Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak and Former Wells Fargo executive James Cambell. Along with Gov. Dayton’s chief of staff Tina Smith and president of Rani Engineering Susan Rani.

Mayo Clinic's appointee is the former Medtronic CEO Bill George, who also is a member of Mayo Clinic's board of trustees.

Rochester City Council president Randy Staver was pleased with the selections of Governor Mark Dayton and Mayo Clinic.

"Some of the appointees are from outside the immediate area and that's a good thing, it brings a fresh perspective and all of the appointees bring a great deal of leadership experience," said Staver.

Olmsted county also made their pick on Tuesday of county commissioner Jim Bier.

The new appointees will join the Rochester’s two board members, Mayor Ardell Brede and city council member Ed Hruska.

The formation of the governing board means the planning for DMC will soon follow.

"I mean truly the decisions that this group will be making and the over sight that they will be creating, will truly have an impact on this city for 20 years," said Lisa Clarke.

All four of Governor Dayton's appointees must be approved by the Minnesota senate.

The DMCC board is supposed to meet in the next 30 days to start going over planning for the investments.


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James Campbell, retired Group Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company, has been appointed to serve a six-year term on the DMC board. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Campbell was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo Minnesota. Mr. Campbell began his 38-year financial services career with Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis as a commercial lending trainee. He later became President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwest Bank Minnesota. Mr. Campbell currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Marvin Companies, Lifetouch, Inc., and Forsythe Appraisals. He also chairs the Board of the United Health Foundation. He was previously the Chairman of the Board of the Itasca Project, the University of Minnesota Foundation, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.


Tina Flint Smith

Tina Flint Smith, Chief of Staff to Governor Mark Dayton, has been appointed to serve a six-year term on the DMC board. During the 2013 Legislative Session, Ms. Smith was instrumental in bringing together the coalition of local leaders, private sector partners, and state legislators, which developed and passed legislation establishing the Destination Medical Center. Prior to serving as the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Ms. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. She earned her MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Management, worked at General Mills, and has invaluable experience with government, businesses and nonprofits.


Susan Rani

Susan Rani, President of Rani Engineering, Inc., has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the DMC board. Ms. Rani is an entrepreneur, shareholder, and founder of Rani Engineering, Inc. – a Minneapolis-based firm with offices in California and North Dakota. She is a registered professional engineer with more than thirty years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, industrial facilities, highways, railroads, airports, waterways, and wastewater treatment plants. Ms. Rani has served on the boards of American Consulting Engineering Companies Minnesota, the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Mounds Park Academy, the Association of Women Contractors, and the National Association of Minority Contractors, Upper Midwest.


R.T. Rybak


R.T. Rybak, the Mayor of Minneapolis, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the DMC board. As Mayor, Mr. Rybak has led a multi-pronged approach to adding jobs and growing the City’s economy through helping small businesses succeed, fostering innovation, increasing regional cooperation, and training displaced workers in fast-growing sectors. Under his leadership, Minneapolis has topped many national lists of the best cities in which to live, work, visit, and do business. Mayor Rybak understands how to create successful partnerships between the public and private sectors.


Bill George

Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and a director on the boards of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs. He is also an author and commentator.
“Bill George brings a wealth of experience to the DMCC, having led one of the most respected global medical companies in the world,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “We are thrilled that Bill will serve as Mayo Clinic’s representative on the board. Bill’s experience and expertise will be a critical asset to the work of helping shape the DMC vision and building the exciting future of Rochester and
Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.”