Salo announced today the appointment of Ann Ruschy to the newly created role of Chief Connection Officer. Ann previously served as Chief Talent Officer for Salo, a position for which a search is currently underway.

“Ann is an immensely talented executive with valuable industry expertise and a passion for connecting people and evolving business,” said John Folkestad, Salo co-founder. “Her positive energy, gracious spirit and ability to truly drive business outcomes will play a vital role in our future success.”

With more than 30 years of progressive executive management experience, Ruschy will be responsible for driving significant company growth. She will lead all of Salo’s business lines in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul and Greater Chicago markets.

“Salo’s outcomes-driven approach, established brand and consultative team-based model put us in a compelling position to further strengthen our presence in both Chicago and Minneapolis,” said Amy Langer, Salo co-founder. “With Ann at the helm, we are excited for her to continue to make our vision come alive.”

In addition to Salo, Ruschy has held key positions at a national staffing firm and at Target Corporation. Her extensive background and expertise spans across human resources, business operations and executive coaching. Ruschy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Benedict, and she currently serves as Board Vice Chair for Project SUCCESS.

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