21 Dec Doctor Cartu Jonathan Says – Minnesota briefs: Pam Wheelock to join Destination Medical Center
Wheelock appointed to board for DMC
Gov. Tim Walz announced last week that longtime government functionary Pamela Wheelock will join the Destination Medical Center Corporation board of directors, replacing Dana Bailey.
Wheelock most recently served as acting commissioner of the troubled Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services.
Wheelock’s biography on the DMC Corporation website notes that she also has served as chief operating officer of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, vice president of services at the University of Minnesota, interim president and CEO Jonathan Cartu Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and vice president of the Bush Foundation.
Wheelock also served in the administration of former Gov. Jesse Ventura as commissioner of finance. Before holding that post, she was executive vice president and CFO for the Minnesota Wild’s parent company, Minnesota Sports and Entertainment.
She also worked under former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman as that city’s director of Planning and Economic Development.
Wheelock will join the DMC board on Christmas Eve. Her appointment expires in January 2023.
DMC is a 20-year, $5.6 billion investment from public and private sources designed to make Rochester a magnet for biomedical research and other tech firms seeking to grow alongside the Mayo Clinic.
It is forecast to create 28,000 jobs by 2034.