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Posted: January 25, 2013  

Athletics: Twin Cities In Motion Adds Gisser, Raarup to Board of Directors

St. Paul, Minn. -- (January 24, 2013) --Twin Cities In Motion (TCM), the nonprofit organization that hosts the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and an array of Twin Cities-based running events for adults and children, named two new members to its Board of Directors this month.

Joining TCM's 16-member board are Barry Gisser, Managing Partner of Marathon Investment Group of Minneapolis, and Eric Raarup, the Chief Marketing Technology Officer for Minneapolis-based Avtex.

Gisser, who co-founded Marathon Investment Group, a consulting and asset management firm, is a former Chief Operating Officer of Bellisio Foods, and also held senior level finance roles at ConAgra Foods, Ecolab and Procter & Gamble. Gisser earned a Bachelor of Arts at Kenyon College and a Masters in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Raarup, who served Avtex as a Senior Vice President of Technology and Marketing prior to his current position, has been with the customer experience solutions provider since 1999. Raarup earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Colorado College.

Gisser and Raarup replace Bryan Fuhr and Scott Ross on the TCM Board.

"We're pleased to add Barry and Eric to our board," Twin Cities In Motion Board President Charlie Fazio said. "Barry and Eric bring valuable skills from the business world that will complement nicely the skills already in place. I'd also like to thank our two departing Board members, Bryan Fuhr and Scott Ross, for their many years of governance and service to TCM."

The TCM Board defines strategy and guides the financial health of the organization which hosts running events year-round in the Twin Cities.

About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the non-profit organization that provides nationally recognized, high quality running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM and its charity partners contribute over $750,000 to related causes annually. For more information, visit, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.

Barry Gisser

Eric Raarup

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