Sam Thompson was recently inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Edina.

Thompson is the founder and president of Edina-based Transitions in Business, an mergers-and acquisitions firm servicing lower-and middle-market businesses. He specializes in selling business in the following industries: healthcare, business to business, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution and information technology. He is also a licensed broker in the State of Minnesota. Thompson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Kim, with whom he has three adult daughters, Rae, Sean and Lee.
“I’m excited and honored to work with the talented group of Rotary Club and Foundation Board members this next year,” Thompson said. “Now more than ever, the world needs Rotary and our club leadership is up for the task.”
Rotary International begins its fiscal year July 1. At a year-end meeting June 25, the Rotary Club of Edina’s officers and committee leaders were introduced. Besides Thompson, officers include President-Elect Michael Stanzak, Treasurer Joe Hayes, Secretary Shelly Loberg and Past-President Josh Sprague. Members of the club’s Board of Directors are David Aase, Youth Service; Kelley Burnett, Community Service – Grants; Susan Johnson, Social; Jennifer Hendrickson, Public Image; Bonnie Rolstad, International Service; Bridget Hallstrom, Membership; Lisa Walker, Community Service -- Projects; Susan Stiles, The Rotary Foundation; and Fred Sylvester, Club Service – Administration.
Joining the officers to make up the Edina Rotary Foundation Board of Directors are Brandon Azbill, Jennifer Bennerotte, John Flynn, Jody Kern, Dan Mott, Paul Peterson and Ann Platt.
The Rotary Club of Edina meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. For more information about the Rotary Club of Edina, visit For membership information, contact Hallstrom, 612-270-3428 or

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