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CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is thrilled to announce Allina Health’s new Executive Director of Development, Mercy Hospital Foundation- Linda Ortner

The Mercy Hospital Foundation, a part of Allina Health, provides philanthropic support for the operation and strategic priorities of Mercy Hospital. Mercy Hospital is one hospital with two campuses, following a merger in 2017. These combined campuses have delivered top-notch medical care in healing with family-centered environments for more than 50 years in the Twin Cities north metro communities.

To continue its important work, the Foundation recently engaged CohenTaylor Executive Search Services as a partner in the search for its next Executive Director of Development. This position partners with the CEO and senior leadership of Mercy Hospital, manages a volunteer board of directors and leads a small, yet vibrant team to secure philanthropic revenue. Ultimately, Linda Ortner was selected to fill this role and will be a member of senior philanthropic leadership at Allina.

Linda is a passionate leader with a demonstrated history of impactful outcomes in the non-profit industry. Most recently employed by the Washburn Center for Children as its Chief Advancement Officer, she is skilled in Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, Staff Development, Volunteer Training and Management, Strategic Initiatives, and Program Evaluation. Linda, with volunteers and her team, completed a major capital effort for Washburn resulting in a brand new building housing programs in behavioral health. She has also worked with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota 4-H Foundation. Linda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Development from Colorado State University and recently completed a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota.

Linda Ortner’s first day is July 16th.


On behalf of our client Mounds Park Academy, CohenTaylor is excited to announce an executive search for their Director of Development and Community Engagement

Educational journeys only happen once. The challenge parents face is making sure their children are on the right path, one that guides them in the best direction and allows them to follow their successes—and find lessons in failure. Mounds Park Academy believes that the best educational path is one that instills passion for knowledge and equips children to improve our world. It strives to teach students to think independently, communicate effectively, and act with respect and integrity in a diverse community that models intellectual ambition, global responsibility, and the joy of learning. Since its 1982 inception, Mounds Park Academy has continuously established itself as a top-tier college-preparatory school in the Twin Cities.

If the mission of Mounds Park Academy intrigues and inspires you, and you’d like to contribute your skills to further its objectives, consider joining the Academy as its Director of Development and Community Engagement, a development professional whose genuine approach and authentic style match the school’s inclusive, supportive and encouraging culture. The Director of Development and Community Engagement is responsible for establishing and implementing the infrastructure and comprehensive plan needed to grow the school’s revenue through the solicitation of major gifts, the annual fund, special events, planned giving, corporate and foundation support, and capital campaign projects necessary to advance the mission of Mounds Park Academy.

The next Director of Development and Community Engagement will be a dynamic and engaging development leader, with credibility in fundraising, including proven leadership of a fundraising team that has raised between $1-2M annually and had capital campaign experience. Mounds Park Academy seeks a leader who thrives on innovation, creativity and collaboration – the hallmarks of Mounds Park Academy. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as 7+ years’ experience in fundraising, preferably with direct experience with major gift/annual fund development.

To view the full position profile, please click here.

For more information or to send your credentials, please email

All inquiries will remain confidential.



CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is thrilled to announce Hospitality Minnesota’s new President & CEO, Liz Rammer.

Minnesota’s $10 billion hospitality industry is on an exciting trajectory of growth, and the industry needs unifying leadership that will support and shape this new phase for Minnesota businesses. Hospitality Minnesota, an association of various Minnesotan hospitality industries, hopes to be at the forefront of this leadership.

Gaining status as an organization at the forefront of growth and innovation is partly dependent on the right leadership. Hospitality Minnesota recently engaged CohenTaylor Executive Search Services in the search for its next President & CEO. After a comprehensive search, Hospitality Minnesota ultimately selected Liz Rammer as its new leader.

Liz has held leadership positions in both corporate and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Marketing and a member of the executive management team at Life Link III, a nonprofit air medical transport company headquartered in Minneapolis. Over her 11-year tenure, Liz held three different leadership roles at the Medical Alley (LifeScience Alley) trade association, concluding her service as Chief Operations Officer. She was instrumental in growing the organization to become the largest state-based trade group for healthcare and life sciences companies in the United States.

She has over 25 years of marketing/advertising experience holding account management positions at Pointward, McCann (Campbell Mithun), Martin/Williams, and Carmichael Lynch. Liz also served as Director of Alumni Relations at Macalester College and began her career in market research. In 2006, Liz was honored with a “Woman to Watch” award by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Liz currently serves on the board of directors for Senior Community Services. She holds an MSA degree from Northwestern University and a BA from Lawrence University.

Please join us in congratulating Liz on her new role at Hospitality Minnesota. CohenTaylor is excited to see all that Liz will accomplish. Liz will begin her role today.


On behalf of our client Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA), CohenTaylor is excited to announce an executive search for their President


Are you energized by supporting an industry that improves quality of life across Minnesota by providing superior multi housing across a broad range of income levels? Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA), a comprehensive association with 50 years of demonstrated success, does just that. It delivers value for its 2,100 members through its products and by offering world-class education to fit the needs of rental property owners and property management companies, and by advocating for all aspects of the multifamily housing industry, with full-time presence at both the state capitol and within each municipality.

MHA is currently seeking a dynamic and innovative leader for the role of President. Reporting to the Board, the President serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the organization and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the association. In partnership with the Board, the President will serve as the visionary leader who will drive the strategy and adapt as necessary to stay current with the housing industry. Governmental relations and public policy are primary components of this position.

The ideal candidate is a leader with exceptional organizational, leadership, financial management, and personal relationship skills, as well as a proven track record in government relations and public policy.


For more information or to send your credentials, please email

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All inquiries will remain confidential.


On behalf of our client Financial Executives International, FEI Twin Cities Chapter, CohenTaylor is excited to announce an executive search for their Executive Director

Executive Director 

FEI, Twin Cities Chapter is excited to announce the hiring of the first Executive Director in FEI’s history. As the primary external face and voice of the organization, the Executive Director will lead with passion and ambition to promote FEI, Twin Cities Chapter’s mission of advancing the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations, and the profession.

With the support of a strong and stable Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as a visionary leader who will drive the strategy and change required to stay current within the finance association space. The Executive Director will be responsible for the development and successful implementation of a comprehensive member recruitment plan, as well as retention and engagement strategies, to ensure a robust and invigorated membership base.

Working across diverse stakeholder groups, the Executive Director will conduct outreach to current and prospective members, strategic sponsors, and the community to create greater brand awareness. The Executive Director will collaborate with volunteers and external partners to develop and implement well run and relevant programs, securing speakers aligned with the organizations vision and strategic plan.

Although a remote-office position, there will be significant travel and attendance required for strategic sponsor engagement and FEI events, both in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and nationally. Therefore, the ideal candidate must reside in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.


For more information or to send your credentials, please email

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All inquiries will remain confidential. Please note that relocation is not part of this role.


CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a search for their Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Join a team of experienced and value-driven professionals committed to contributing to the public good by placing the best executive talent at mission-driven organizations, with a strong emphasis placed on diversity and inclusion. Work in a fast-paced and energetic environment and provide support for the team’s search executives by coordinating and managing all searches being conducted.

This role serves as the chief point person for the seven executives engaging in client and candidate relationships. The Project Coordinator will coordinate meeting logistics, perform project management in relation to all open job orders by understanding the approximately 20 active searches on an on-going basis.

Additionally, the role oversees the successful operation of an office environment including managing our technology vendor, procurement of office and hospitality supplies, scheduling of conference rooms, and acting as the firm’s “first voice and face” to externally facing stakeholders.

The firm is looking for a professional with 2 years of work experience who is detail-oriented while keeping the “big picture” in mind. The successful candidate will be friendly, responsible, patient, adaptable to changing environments and a variety of work styles, and an independent problem-solver

For more information or to send your credentials, please email

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All inquiries will remain confidential.


On behalf of our client Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, CohenTaylor is excited to announce an executive search for their President/CEO



Interested to take your nonprofit and business management skills to a children and family mission-directed organization?  Join an already strong community nonprofit and make it stronger.

Since 1974, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided programming to tens of thousands of young people. Its Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls on three different campuses by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. Three priority outcomes are academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Its entrepreneurial KIDSTOP program serves children from four school districts in 15 different schools with before and after-school programs. This nonprofit is part of a national movement through Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota is seeking an inspirational and visionary leader for the position of President/CEO. The ideal candidate will have an authentic passion for children and families; understanding each child’s full potential as a productive, caring, and responsible citizen.

Candidates must have proven leadership experience in nonprofit management or business, with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute a growth strategy. Strong financial acumen is required, and the ability to diversify earned and contributed revenue is important.  Candidates should have proven ability to lead a complex organization and manage organizational change.

For more information or to send your credentials, please email

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All inquiries will remain confidential.



On behalf of our client Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), CohenTaylor is excited to announce an executive search for their Associate Director of Institutional Advancement


Lonely Planet has dubbed it “One of The 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind” (2016). Travelers on TripAdvisor have voted it the twentieth best museum in the nation (2017). The illustrious museum they are referring to is the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)- located in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded just eight years ago, the museum has already left an indelible mark. As the world’s only truly global musical instrument museum, MIM’s collection contains nearly 16,000 instruments from 200 countries and territories, while also boasting instruments from artists such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley ®, and Carlos Santana. According to its founder, Robert Ulrich, MIM allows each guest to “hear, see, and feel the powerful and uniting force of music in an entirely new way.”

Ulrich is referring to MIM’s one-of-a-kind immersive guest experience, in which incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances foster an appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures, by showing guests how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.

The Museum is currently seeking its next Associate Director of Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the Museum’s Executive Director, this fundraising leadership position will be a part of MIM’s senior leadership team.  The Associate Director will be responsible for representing MIM to the museum and cultural community, and for leading its ambitious contributed revenue goals through a comprehensive giving program of annual, major, institutional, and planned giving.  This new Associate Director will be responsible to fundraise both for MIM’s endowment, exhibitions, theater performances, programming, acquisitions, and general operations.

Joining the MIM senior leadership team means advocating for and assisting in achieving long-term sustainability of a premiere cultural destination with a national and international reputation.  As MIM approaches its tenth year of operation, it is an exciting and pivotal moment in the museum’s history. This role presents a unique opportunity for an accomplished fundraising professional to join a world-class organization and exceptionally talented team focused on advancing the mission of MIM for future generations.

To view the full position profile, please click here. For more information or to send your credentials, please email

All inquiries will remain confidential.


CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is thrilled to announce Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s new President & CEO, Chris Coleman!

CohenTaylor was honored to partner with TCHFH on this important search, and we are excited to see the valuable contributions Chris will make to the organization.

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