Minnesota Governor Arne H. Carlson was named the newest independent member of the board of directors for IDS Mutual Fund Group of Minneapolis. The appointment becomes effective Jan. 4. Carlson was elected governor in 1990 and was re-elected in 1994. Previously he served as Minnesota state auditor from 1978-90, and as a state legislator from 1970-78.

E*Trade named G. Michael Sievert its vice president of marketing. He will oversee E*Trade's advertising and brand development, direct marketing and web content and marketing groups. Sievert has been manager of worldwide brand marketing at IBM since 1995.

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