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DMC EDA Announces Appointment of New Board Members

December 14, 2022 – ROCHESTER, MINN. – Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency is announcing the appointment of two new board members. Roberta (Bobbie) Dressen, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association, and Dennis Dahlen, CFO of Mayo Clinic, will begin their 3-year terms on January 1, 2023. They will be replacing Harry Hoffman and Jerry Bell, who will be stepping down at the end of this year.

“We are delighted to welcome Bobbie Dressen and Dennis Dahlen to the DMC EDA board,” said Dr. Clark Otley, president of DMC EDA. “With their incredible accomplishments and breadth of experience, Bobbie and Dennis will be excellent contributors to the success of the Destination Medical Center initiative.”

Roberta (Bobbie) Dressen - DMC EDA Board of Directors Appointee
Roberta Dressen

Roberta (Bobbie) Dressen has been with the Medical Alley Association since 2021. Prior to that, she held leadership roles with Allina Health Systems, UnitedHealth Group, Boston Scientific, and Medtronic. Ms. Dressen holds an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

“As the DMC continues to make huge strides in positioning our region as the epicenter of health innovation and care, it’s an honor to be named to the board to help support our shared objectives,” said Dressen. “In addition to my role at Medical Alley, I feel my background in representing various sectors within health care will contribute to building a global destination for the industry and bring more prosperity to the state.”

Dennis E. Dahlen - DMC EDA Board of Directors Appointee
Dennis E. Dahlen

Dennis Dahlen serves as chief financial officer of Mayo Clinic. Before joining Mayo Clinic in 2017, Mr. Dahlen held the same position at Banner Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Phoenix, after serving in several other executive positions with Banner since 1999. Mr. Dahlen earned an M.B.A. in finance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

“It is an honor to join the DMC EDA at a time when Mayo Clinic is investing in transforming health care,” says Dahlen. “When I came to Mayo in 2017, I was struck by the teamwork and collaboration at Mayo but also the collaboration and thoughtful approach being taken by DMC to secure Rochester, Minnesota as a premier destination for health and wellness now and in the future. We are collectively committing to delivering an unmatched experience for patients, visitors, and residents and that commitment will continue to enhance Rochester’s position as a destination medical center.”

Dressen and Dahlen will be joining current DMC EDA board members Traci Downs, chair of Collider Foundation; Tom Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center & Dayton-Hudson Chair in Urban Design, University of Minnesota; Joselyn Raymundo, Founder/President, Rochester Home Infusion; Patrick Seeb, Executive Director, DMC EDA; Mary Jo Williamson, Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic Collaborative Services; and DMC EDA President Dr. Clark Otley, Chief Medical Officer, Mayo Clinic Platform; Medical Director, Department of Business Development; Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Division of Dermatologic Surgery; Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; and President, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research


About DMC

Destination Medical Center (DMC) is the largest public-private economic initiative in Minnesota’s history. The 20-year plan to transform Rochester into a global destination for health and wellness will attract developers, investors, startups, and entrepreneurs to live, work, and play in America’s City for Health. Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency is a private non-profit established to provide experience and expertise in developing and marketing on behalf of Destination Medical Center Corporation. For more information, visit dmc.mn.


About Medical Alley Association

Medical Alley is The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care®, where healthcare leaders call home. In Medical Alley, you will find the world’s leading health technology innovation cluster, the highest ranked hospital, and the globally recognized Destination Medical Center. Medical Alley is also home to the nation’s largest private health insurer and more than 1,000 healthcare companies, employing more than 500,000 Minnesotans and millions more worldwide.


About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing.

Destination Medical Center Corporation approves $250,000 for pandemic response and economic recovery efforts in Rochester

Moves forward with transportation planning

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its May 28, 2020 meeting approved $250,000 in financial resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support businesses reopening and recovery and new innovations that will enhance and grow Rochester’s economy and help small businesses. DMC will prioritize immediate investments that could be in support of long-term public infrastructure in the Destination Medical Center (DMC) district.

BIO 2017: Raising awareness of DMC and Discovery Square in San Diego and beyond

There are few better places to connect with the top people in biotechnology than at BIO 2017.

The BIO International Convention (BIO) drew more than 16,000 of the biotech industry’s brightest from a wide spectrum of life science and application areas – including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy – for a week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and identify promising partnerships.

The story of Minnesota: Medical Alley and DMC

Patient access. Innovation. Economic growth. 

If you’ve ever heard Shaye Mandle of Medical Alley Association speak, the story he shares sounds remarkably like the story of DMC. That’s because he is telling the story of Minnesota, and as home to Mayo Clinic, Rochester has long been the cornerstone of conversations related to medicine in the state and throughout the nation.

“Mayo Clinic has been one of the most important members of [the Association] since it was founded in 1984,” says Mandle, Medical Alley’s president and CEO. “They are the number one, gold standard for clinical excellence in this country.”

Medical Alley: Destination Medical Center: The Why, The How

The Destination Medical Center (DMC) investment in the Rochester community is more $6B; most of that privately funded. It is a 20-year initiative that will redesign the city creating a spillover benefit to the state of Minnesota as a whole. Rochester is home to the famed Mayo Clinic and a growing startup health technology community. The DMC will accelerate and complement what is already happening in Rochester, and will help Minnesota retain its place as the great state of everything healthcare.

The project is much more than a city planning and economic development effort as attendees at the first Board of Directors Senior Executive Briefing learned on February 17th at our Medical Alley Association (MAA) headquarters. Lisa Clarke, Executive Director of the DMC and Patrick Seeb, the head of economic development, delivered a briefing to approximately 40 guests of the MAA board, laying out the details of the enormous DMC effort, providing the why and the how.