Lisa Knipping Named Chief Financial Officer

Bloomington, Minnesota (March 20, 2024) – Life Link III has announced that Lisa Knipping has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective March 18, 2024. Ms. Knipping has served as the organization’s Senior Director of Finance since 2020 and succeeds Robert “Bob” Sannerud who retired from Life Link III on March 15, 2024, after a successful, 15-year tenure.

As Chief Financial Officer, Lisa will lead Life Link III’s financial management strategy, while overseeing all aspects of finance, accounting, and fiscal planning. Ms. Knipping brings a robust professional background in finance and has a proven track record of aligning creative solutions with complex financial challenges. Her strategic mindset, combined with a deep understanding of financial operations and industry dynamics, will be instrumental in guiding Life Link III through its next phase of growth.

“Lisa quickly became a tremendous contributor to Life Link III’s leadership team. As a results-driven leader, she has brought a dynamic, forward-thinking mindset which has led to several innovative solutions. We look forward to continuing our important work with Lisa to advance both Life Link III’s Mission, as well as our strategic roadmap to achieve our long-term objectives,” says Josh Howell, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Lisa has over 20 years of financial and operations leadership experience working in the healthcare and data intelligence industries, including roles at TeamHealth and Thomson Reuters. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, and B.S. in Finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  She is also a Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM).

“Since 1985, Life Link III has served as a critical link for air medical resources for this region,” says Lisa Knipping.  “As I move forward in my role as Chief Financial Officer, I look forward to continuing to support the high standards we have set as an organization and positioning Life Link III for future growth and success.”

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