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Published May 28 2011

Hires and Promotions (May 28, 2011)

Western hires Branson at Fargo branch office

Cindi Branson has joined Western State Bank in Fargo as a receptionist/loan assistant.

She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Prior to joining Western State Bank, Branson was an assistant at Nodak Mutual Insurance and Summit Financial Services, both in Fargo.

Realtors join Realty Executives North Plains

Realty Executives North Plains in Fargo has added The Metro Team consisting of Dan Madsen, Doug Madsen, Administrative Assistant Tana Neidviecky and Property Manager Kurtis Lemar.

Realtors Curt Hagness, Galen Heinle, Michael Baasch and Hans Aakre have also joined the firm. Together they have many years of real estate and customer service experience and all are licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Davies hires forensics coach and adviser

Denise Raeder has been hired as the forensics coach and adviser at Davies High School, Fargo.

For the past 12 years, Raeder has coached the speech, debate and student congress teams at Central Cass, Casselton, N.D.

She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works as a team lead at Swanson Health in Fargo.

Moellenkamp promoted at ABC Seamless

ABC Seamless, a regional siding, gutter and window contractor and national franchisor, has promoted Scott Moellenkamp to sales support manager.

Moellenkamp is a graduate of Mayville (N.D.) State University with a degree in business administration.

He has worked with the sales team at ABC Seamless since 2009.

Holland joins Lakeland adult services team

Lakeland Mental Health Center, Moorhead, has hired Jana Holland to its adult services team.

She received a master’s degree in human development and family science from North Dakota State University.

Prior to joining Lakeland, she interned at Rivers Edge, Family Therapy Center and Southeast Human Service Center, all in Fargo.

Laney’s Inc. in Fargo hires Gamst, Bjoralt

Laney’s Inc., Fargo, has hired Drew Gamst as an apprentice plumber-in-training and Brian Bjoralt as collections coordinator.

Before joining Laney’s, Gamst worked for three years in the hardware industry while attending Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Bjoralt was previously the owner and manager of Kumon Math and Reading. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from North Dakota State University.

Courtyard by Marriott hires one, promotes two

The Courtyard by Marriott Moorhead and the Moorhead Area Conference Center has hired Jason Davis as sales manager, and Kristine Wagner has been promoted to sales coordinator and Dayna Swenson to meeting coordinator.

Davis graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in university studies with an emphasis in hospitality and tourism management.

Wagner is a graduate of NDSU with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management. She has been a member of the sales team at the Marriott for four years.

Swenson is a graduate Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has been a member of the sales team at the Marriot for eight years and is also a Marriott certified wedding coordinator.

DFC Consultants rehires Quiggle as consultant

DFC Consultants in Fargo has rehired Kurt Quiggle as a senior technical applications consultant.

Quiggle has more than 20 years of information technology experience and is a Microsoft certified trainer and Microsoft certified professional.

Discovery Benefits in Fargo hires three

Discovery Benefits in Fargo has hired Leah Joyce as an administrative specialist, Janell Meier as a contributions specialist and Leah Wolter as a participant services specialist.

Joyce was previously employed with U.S. Bank as a teller coordinator.

Meier previously worked for Farmers Insurance Pool as an administrative assistant and has an elementary education degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Wolter graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management.

Moore Engineering adds three to staff in WF

Moore Engineering has hired Cavin Berube and Tom Klabunde as graduate engineers in the municipal department and Nick Westerholm as a building inspector. All will work in Moore’s West Fargo office.

Berube received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.

Klabunde graduated from NDSU and worked for Moore Engineering as a construction inspector while attending college.

Westerholm received an associate’s degree in construction management from Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Spherion Staffing hires Toft as recruiter

Spherion Staffing, Fargo, has added Kathleen Toft to its staff as a professional recruiter.

Toft has several years of recruiting experience in the health care industry and was also a business owner.

Most recently, she was a sales consultant at Valley Imports, Fargo.

Absolute Marketing hires graphic designer

Absolute Marketing Group, Moorhead, has hired Matthew Anderson as a graphic designer.

Anderson attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead where he studied graphic design.

Bolte joins AAA North Dakota as specialist

Chad Bolte has joined AAA North Dakota as a life specialist.

A graduate of Jamestown (N.D.) College, Bolte will work out of AAA’s branch offices in Fargo and Bismarck.

He is licensed to sell annuities, life and health insurance and was previously employed in the medical sales industry and with New York Life.

United Blood Services hires donor specialists

United Blood Services in Fargo has hired Darlene Sauvageau and Kristan Green as donor care specialists.

Green has an associate’s degree in pre-nursing from Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

Sauvageau received a degree in early child family science from North Dakota State University.

Restaurant technology firm promotes three

Restaurant Technology Services, Fargo, has promoted Dori Gregg, Francis Meche and Ben Mindeman to platinum leaders.

Houston Engineering hires two civil engineers

Houston Engineering, Fargo, has hired Adam Ruud as a graduate civil engineer working in the transportation area and Ted Rud as a graduate civil engineer working in the water resources area.

Both are graduates of North Dakota State University.

Vision Bank in Fargo hires credit assistant

Jay Christensen has joined Vision Bank in Fargo as a credit assistant.

He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and was most recently employed by Choice Financial Group, Grand Forks.

He has three years of banking experience.

First International Bank promotes one, hires one

John Stibbe has been promoted to wealth manager and Amy Remmick has been hired as an employee benefit representative, both at First International Bank and Trust, Fargo.

Stibbe is a graduate of North Dakota State University and William Mitchell College of Law. He has been with First International Bank and Trust for three years and has 22 years of trust experience working in the Fargo market.

With more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, Remmick previously held similar positions at State Bank and Trust and Bremer Investment Management and Trust.

Flint Group hires research specialist

Rachel McKinnon has joined the Flint Group in Fargo as a research specialist.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, McKinnon has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and market research in a variety of roles and industries.

She was previously with Thomson Reuters in Minneapolis.

General Equipment and Supplies promotes six

General Equipment and Supplies in Fargo has promoted Judd Frith to shuttle truck coordinator, Shawn Justesen to product support manager, Matt Kern to assistant sales manager, Jason Lefor to service foreman, Jodie Reil to accounting supervisor and Ryan Kallstrom to technical adviser.

Frith attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and has served in transportation and finance roles since joining the company in 2000.

Justesen earned a degree in business education from Mayville (N.D.) State University and previously worked as the company’s equipment sales coordinator.

A graduate of North Dakota State University and with a business administration degree, Kern has served as a product support representative since 2009.

Lefor is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Institute of Technology-Okmulgee. He has been with the company since 2003.

Reil joined the company’s administration team in 1997 and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in accounting and management.

Kallstrom has been with the company’s service department since 1997. He is a graduate of the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton.