Big names in Minnesota business and politics have been named to a governing authority that will oversee Mayo Clinic's ambitious Destination Medical Center expansion.
Governor Mark Dayton made four picks to the eight-member board Tuesday. They are his chief of staff Tina Smith, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, former Wells Fargo and Co. chief James Campbell and Rani Engineering president Susan Rani. Meanwhile, Mayo has designated ex-Medtronic chief executive Bill George as its representative on the panel.
The board of the nonprofit corporation is responsible for adopting the development plan that will guide the multi-billion dollar expansion being aided by a significant public subsidy.
The newly named members join Rochester's mayor, the city council president and an Olmsted County board designee.
Board members aren't paid but are eligible for expense allowances. Thier meetings are subject to the open meeting law.