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Regis Corp. taps Bakken to serve as interim CEO

Eric Bakken will serve as its interim chief executive officer while the Edina-based hair-care company continues its search, Twin Cities Business reports. Bakken already serves as chief operating officer, executive vice president, general counsel, and business development officer.
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Eric Bakken will serve as its interim chief executive officer while the Edina-based hair-care company continues its search, Twin Cities Business reports. Bakken already serves as chief operating officer, executive vice president, general counsel, and business development officer.

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