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Honor Roll and Special Distinction Companies

Minnesota Census companies have boards ranging from four to 14 seats and list from two to 31 Section 16b executive officers. Therefore, Honor Roll criteria focus on percentages of women corporate directors and women executive officers.

Companies with both 20 percent or more women corporate directors and 20 percent or more women executive officers receive honor roll distinction. Special distinction is awarded to companies with 30 percent or more women directors and 30 percent or more women executive officers. Companies are listed by revenue category and by CEO, those in the best position to serve as catalysts for change. (Special Distinction companies are in italics.)


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    Alliant Techsystems, Inc.*CEO Mark DeYoung

    Alliant Techsystems, Inc. — ATK is undergoing a strategic transformation as it builds on market leadership positions in conventional munitions and rocket motors in order to grow as a premier aerospace and defense company. (New to the Honor Roll in 2010)

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    St. Jude Medical, Inc.CEO Daniel Starks

    St. Jude Medical, Inc. — Advances the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient.

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    Target Corp.CEO Gregg Steinhafel

    Target Corp. — Founded in Minneapolis in 1902 as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, Target is the second largest retailer in the United States. (Special Distinction company)

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    Xcel Energy, Inc.*CEO Richard Kelly

    Xcel Energy, Inc. — As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel offers energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. (New to the Honor Roll in 2010)

Other companies

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    Capella Education CompanyCEO J. Kevin Gilligan

    Capella Education Company — A national leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university.

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    Christopher & Banks Corp.CEO Lorna Nagler

    Christopher & Banks Corp. — A Minneapolis-based retailer of women’s clothing with over 800 women’s specialty stores in 46 states.

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    CyberOptics Corp.CEO Kathleen Iverson

    CyberOptics Corp. — Provides industry-leading optical sensors and inspection systems for the electronics assembly equipment market. (Special Distinction company)

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    Deluxe Corp.CEO Lee Schram

    Deluxe Corp. — A $1.5 billion company with locations in the United States, Canada, Ireland and China, Deluxe is one of the top check producers in North America.

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    HMN Financial, Inc.CEO Bradley Krehbiel

    HMN Financial, Inc. — A $1.1 billion asset, well-capitalized community bank with 16 branches located in Minnesota and Iowa.

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    MoneyGram International, Inc.*CEO Pamela Patsley

    MoneyGram International, Inc. — MoneyGram offers a diverse array of products and services that enable consumers and businesses to make payments and transfer money around the world. (New to the Honor Roll in 2010)

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    MTS Systems Corp.CEO Laura Hamilton

    MTS Systems Corp. — Delivers the resources that engineers, researchers and manufacturers need to excel in their businesses. (Special Distinction company)

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    Navarre Corp.CEO Cary Deacon

    Navarre Corp. — A publisher and distributor of home entertainment PC software, video games and accessories, DVD videos and music.

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    New Ulm Telecom, Inc.CEO Bill Otis

    New Ulm Telecom, Inc. — Provides value-enhanced communication solutions with superior service provided by customer-focused employees.

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