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Governor Dayton, Mayo announce reps for DMCC

The Destination Medical Center (DMC) legislation that was passed in May by both houses of the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton created two oversight DMC groups. Today, Tuesday, July 23, the appointments to the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) were announced.

The DMCC board will oversee the state’s largest-ever economic development project and be responsible for leveraging an estimated $5.6 billion in Mayo Clinic and private investment over the next 20 years. The strategic initiative is expected to create tens of thousands of new jobs and secure Minnesota’s competitive position as the premier global destination for health care and medical advancement.

The legislation also outlined the appointments of the eight members of the DMCC Board, with the governor appointing four, the City of Rochester appointing two, Olmsted County appointing one, and Mayo Clinic appointing one member.

John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, and Gov. Dayton announced their appointments to the DMCC board today.

Bill George, a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic Corporation, has been appointed as Mayo Clinic’s representative. George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and serves as a director on the boards of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs and Mayo Clinic.

Gov. Dayton’s appointments to the DMCC Board are:

  •   James Campbell, retired group executive vice president, Wells Fargo & Company
  •   Tina Flint Smith, chief of staff to Gov. Dayton
  •   Susan Rani, president, Rani Engineering, Inc.
  •   R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis

The Minnesota Senate must confirm all four gubernatorial appointees.

In June, the Rochester City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Councilman Ed Hruska as the council’s representative. The legislation also calls for the Rochester mayor to serve on the new board. Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede has announced his intention to serve.

Olmsted County has not yet announced an appointment. The DMCC Board is expected to meet in the next 30 days.

A DMC Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) also was established by the legislation. The DMC EDA is a private economic development agency, the purpose of which will be to provide services to the DMCC board to plan and execute DMC strategies. Watch for more information on the EDA as it evolves.