The Minnesota Legislature selected Tom Devine Wednesday to serve on the Board of Regents, news sources report.
Legislators voted Devine 110-75 over the other nominee, banker Robert Vogel of Elko New Market, MPR reported.
Devine is a Chanhassen insurance executive, a University of Minnesota graduate, and father to a University freshman and high school senior, according to MPR.
Devine will represent the 2nd Congressional District and will serve out the rest of former Regent Steve Sviggum's term, which ends in 2017, the Minnesota Daily reported.
Sviggum left the board in early March after a lengthy revied concluded his positions as regent and communications chief with the Senate Republican Caucus created a conflict of interest, according to the Minnesota Daily.