CHICAGO — Minnesota-based financial advisory professional Kathy Kardell will leave the private sector next month to take over management of the state’s debt following the retirement of Minnesota’s long-time debt steward, Peter Sausen.

Kardell, a 23-year veteran of public finance, is leaving her position at the independent financial advisory firm Ehlers & Associates Inc. to take the state job as assistant commissioner for treasury, starting Feb. 6, according to Tom Hanson, the state’s finance commissioner.

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