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Unsung: Jamie Blomquist

Jamie Blomquist

The Maslon law firm hired Jamie Blomquist four years ago to manage its information technology department. He was so good at it that the Minneapolis firm kept adding to his responsibilities. Now chief information officer, Blomquist leads the IT, litigation ...

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Unsung: Emily Conde

Emily Conde

Kurt Williams was kind of miserable when Emily Conde was on maternity leave. “It stinks” without her, said Williams, Conde’s boss and controller at the Gray Plant Mooty law firm in Minneapolis. Conde joined the firm’s accounting department nine years ...

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Unsung: Matthew Fordyce

Matthew Fordyce

For years, Matthew Fordyce spent his summers working for his father’s construction business. But after a while, he got the itch to go in another direction. “I kind of stumbled into the notion of getting my paralegal certificate after thinking ...

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Unsung: Shannon Frost

Shannon Frost

Bloomington-based Villaume & Schiek specializes in helping folks in trouble: the injured, the wrongfully terminated, those seeking a divorce, people in need of criminal defense. As a four-lawyer shop, the firm must run lean in order to provide value for ...

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Unsung: Leslie Frye

Leslie Frye

It’s said that the reward for a job well done is often being handed more work to do. That’s just fine with Dorsey & Whitney Facilities and Conference Center Manager Leslie Frye. Frye started at Dorsey as a receptionist and ...

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Unsung: Sue Hartinger

Sue Hartinger

As an LAA in Stinson Leonard Street’s Energy, Environmental, Mining and Transportation division, Sue Hartinger has shown over the years that she’s got her own impressive reserves of energy. She came to Stinson after two decades as a valued legal ...

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Unsung: Jessica Heck

Jessica Heck

Jessica Heck spent many years in the resort and hotel industries before she made an important discovery. “Hotels never close,” she said. “I wanted more regular hours.” Which isn’t to say that Heck’s current job is a great deal easier ...

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Unsung: Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

The 450-strong Bowman and Brooke has a three-person Human Resources Department, when those jobs are staffed. But in the last year or so, the department lost its director and payroll specialists, leaving Amanda Johnson’s plate stacked high. She handled it ...

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Unsung: Bonnie Korte

Bonnie Korte

As the manager of patent paralegals at Fish & Richardson, Bonnie Korte has one of the most important jobs in the firm. With responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, and assigning work to over 80 patent paralegals across the firm’s 11 ...

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Unsung: David Oxley

David Oxley

You may have read a thing or two about the importance of information security and of the horrific consequences of a breach. That’s why a director of information technology is critical to an office, as shown by unsung hero David ...

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