Dan Florness, president and chief executive officer at Winona's Fastenal Company, is joining the Gundersen Medical Center Board of Trustees in La Crosse.

Florness replaces Greg Prairie on the Gundersen Board of Trustees. Prairie, a business advisor at La Crosse's Inland Label, served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 through 2016.

Prior to becoming CEO Jan 1, 2016, Florness was Fastenal's chief financial officer from the time he joined the organization in 1996. From 2002 to 2015 Florness also served as executive vice president.  During the last five years, Florness' additional responsibilities included overseeing Fastenal's supply chain and product development, and more recently overseeing Fastenal's National Accounts sales division.

In 2012, Florness was named one of the nation's 10 best CFOs by The Wall Street Journal and was  honored as CFO of the Year by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.....

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