Eagan, Minn. (Jan. 29, 2009) —
CaringBridge recently appointed Lars Leafblad, Jamie Thingelstad and Andrea Carruthers to its board of directors. CaringBridge is a Minnesota-based nonprofit Web service that provides free Web sites to those wishing to stay in touch with family and friends during a serious medical condition, treatment and recovery.
Lars Leafblad is vice president with KeyStone Search in Minneapolis. KeyStone Search is a full service executive search firm with a unique emphasis on corporate culture. His previous experience includes serving as director of development for the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, assistant director of alumni and parent relations at St. Olaf College and helping launch Four51.com, a high-tech start-up. Lars earned a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Olaf College and his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Jamie Thingelstad has more than ten years of experience overseeing and delivering large.scale financial publishing Internet services such as the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, BigCharts and Dow Jones Newswires. He is currently developing a new company and serving as a consultant for growing Internet businesses.
Andrea Carruthers is lead partner of the corporate real estate practice at Faegre & Benson, a general practice law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver, Boulder, Des Moines, Frankfurt, London and Shanghai. Carruthers has more than ten years of experience as a real estate lawyer. She represents companies in all aspects of transactional real estate, including green development and loan workouts.
CaringBridge connects more than 20 million friends and families each year through personal CaringBridge Web sites that have generated more than 800 million visits and 20 million messages of hope and encouragement. For more information visit www.caringbridge.org.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.