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Published April 07 2012

Hires and Promotions (April 07, 2012)

ND Grain Inspection names project manager

North Dakota Grain Inspection Services has named Kia Adams as project manager.

Adams has worked for the company in administration for several years while attending high school and college.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, and industrial relations and entrepreneurial management.

CableOne Advertising hires Leiting as manager

Don Leiting has joined CableOne Advertising in Fargo as national sales manager.

He was previously employed by KMEG CBS/KPTH FOX in Sioux City, Iowa, as national sales manager.

Leiting has 25 years of media experience and is a graduate of Briar Cliff College, Sioux City.

Two workers promoted at Fargo Trailer Center

Fargo Trailer Center has promoted Dave Hawk to shop manager and Don Lindstrom to assistant shop foreman.

Hawk has been with Fargo Trailer Center since 2000. He has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and is certified in Minnesota Department of Transportation inspections and ABS Systems from Haldex, and is licensed to do refrigeration work.

Lindstrom joined Fargo Trailer Center in 1987. His background is in farming, trucking and the John Deere implement industry. He is certified for ABS Systems and is experienced in the repair and maintenance of all types of semi trailers.

Schutz named assistant GM at Doublewood Inn

The Best Western Doublewood Inn, Fargo, has promoted Anthony Schutz to assistant general manager.

Schutz will graduate in May from North Dakota State University with degrees in hospitality and tourism management and business administration.

He was previously the front office manager at the Doublewood and has worked for more than three years in the industry.

Intelligent InSites promotes Voxland

Nathan Voxland has been promoted to software architect at Intelligent InSites, Fargo. He has been with the company since 2009.

Voxland received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Concordia College.

Moore Engineering hires 3 in West Fargo office

Moore Engineering, West Fargo, has hired Brandon Reber as a graduate engineer, Kyle McCamy as a professional engineer and Paige Kostelecky as a human resources assistant.

Reber earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and worked the past four summers for Moore Engineering.

McCamy earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at NDSU and was most recently employed at Stantec. He previously worked for Moore Engineering from 2004 to 2010.

Kostelecky is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resources management at Concordia College. She was most recently employed by Union State Bank.

Bethany on 42nd promotes Hestdalen

Tiffeny Hestdalen, a registered nurse at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo, has been named second-floor nurse manager.

Hestdalen is a graduate of Dickinson (N.D.) High School and attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Hestdalen has worked for Bethany since 2010.

Jeff Swanson hired as Country Financial rep

Jeff Swanson, Fargo, has been named a financial representative for Country Financial.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He will work in the Country office at 4166 31st Ave. S, Fargo.

Dixson joins IdeaOne as account executive

IdeaOne, Fargo, has hired Sara Dixson as a senior account executive.

Dixson has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Border States Electric promotes Holland, Buck

Border States Electric, Fargo, has named Keith Holland vice president of supply chain services, and Gerald “Poke” Buck has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Holland has been with BSE since 2002. He has served as a manager of the industrial supply division, business development manager and most recently director of supply chain services. He has also served as a network delegate to the affiliated distributors industrial supply division and is a member of the product committee.

Buck has been with BSE since 2003. He has served as a supply chain services specialist, business development specialist, northwest region manager, vice president northwest region and most recently vice president of sales. He has also been a member of the executive council since 2005.

Bremer Insurance names Lavin supervisor

Bremer Insurance, Fargo, has promoted Shannon Lavin to a commercial support supervisor.

Lavin joined Bremer in 2010 with more than 10 years of insurance experience. She has a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Reineke joins staff of ShareHouse in Fargo

Tifanie Reineke has joined the staff of ShareHouse Inc., Fargo, as a licensed social worker.

Reineke earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minot (N.D.) State University and previously worked as a social worker at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

Village hires Sundeen, promotes Gasevic

Marnie Sundeen has been hired as a family advocate with the Truancy Intervention Program at Moorhead High School.

Sarah Gasevic has been promoted to client service supervisor for The Village Business Institute.

Sundeen received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead, with a minor in women’s studies and leadership studies. She was previously employed by the Fargo Youth Commission and Youthworks as an Americorps member since 2011.

Gasevic has worked for VBI since 2007, first as a case aide, then as an administrative assistant to the director and a sales and marketing representative. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from North Dakota State University.

Erickson, Ellanson hired at Wildflowers Salon

Adria Erickson and Brooke Ellanson have joined Wildflowers Salon, Fargo.

Erickson is a native of Moorhead and works as a stylist specializing in coloring and cutting. She is a graduate of Josef’s School of Hair Design, Fargo.

Ellanson is an esthetician specializing in facials and full-body waxing, skin care and makeup applications. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute, Minneapolis.

Mueller, Bougie join First International Bank

Matt Mueller has joined First International Bank and Trust in Fargo as vice president/business banker, and Barbara Bougie has been hired as a loan assistant.

Mueller will also manage the bank’s southwest Fargo location. He has nine years of local banking experience as a business banking and loan officer. He graduated from the University of Mary with degrees in business administration and computer information systems.

Bougie has more than 13 years of banking experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Concordia College.

Phoenix International has three new hires

Phoenix International A John Deere Co., Fargo, has hired Justen Riebe and Michael O. Smith as technician IIs and Smita Kiran as a software design engineer.

Kiran received a bachelor’s degree in instrumentation and electronics engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology in India.

United Blood Services in Fargo hires five

United Blood Services in Fargo has hired Susan Mees, Beth Brandon, Paige Sadek and Lindsay Cox as donor care specialists. Paul Spooner has been hired in the hospital services department.

Mees is originally from Forsyth, Mont., and attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Brandon has a medical assistant degree, Sadek is a graduate of Central Cass High School, Casselton, N.D., and Cox is originally from Preston, Miss., where she earned a degree in business and office technology.

Spooner is also a member of the volunteer fire department and ambulance service in Casselton.

Bethesda All Stars ChildCare hires teacher

Michelle Nelson has been hired as a lead preschool teacher for the Bethesda All Stars ChildCare and Preschool, Moorhead.

Nelson has a child development and family science degree from North Dakota State University. She has several years of experience working with children and families.

Bursch Travel hires Kloos as consultant

Bursch Travel in Fargo has hired Kayla Kloos as a travel consultant.

She previously worked at the Morris (Minn.) Sun Tribune and most recently was circulation director of the Jamestown (N.D.) Sun.

Kloos has many years of travel experience, including travel to 16 countries and 32 states.

Most recently she traveled to India, China and South America.

Blue Cross Blue Shield hires two in marketing

Karen Diehl has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo, as director of key accounts, and Jim Nichol has joined the company as manager of consumer sales, both in the marketing division.

Diehl has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining BCBSND, she was the key accounts director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. She earned a degree in geography and economics from the University of Portsmouth in England.

Nichol has 15 years of experience in sales management, most recently as the regional sales manager for Aflac for nine years. Before joining BCBSND, Nichol owned and operated Legacy Leadership, a marketing web-based training and education company.

He earned a degree in art history and business at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Absolute Marketing hires graphic designer

Absolute Marketing Group, Moorhead, has hired Katie Hamness as a graphic designer.

Hamness is attending Minnesota State University Moorhead and will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and journalism.

She is a native of Strathcona, Minn., and worked in the graphic design and photography departments at MSUM for the past four years.

Clites, Rohrer promoted to WDAY sales managers

WDAY has promoted Jon Clites and Josh Rohrer to regional sales managers for television and radio.

Clites began his career at WDAY in 1988 working in the sports department after an internship. He moved in 1991 to sales, where he began working with local, regional and national accounts. He is originally from Marshall, Minn., and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

Rohrer has been with WDAY since 2003 in the sales department where he began as a national sales assistant for less than one year before moving to sales account executive. He is a Bismarck native and graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Atwood, Anderson hired at RLE Group in Fargo

The RLE Group, Fargo, has hired Peter Atwood and Trevor Anderson as architectural interns.

Atwood grew up in Minnetonka, Minn., and then moved to Fargo to study architecture at North Dakota State University. After graduating in May, he will receive a master’s degree in architecture and begin working toward his architectural license.

Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from NDSU.

Vanity’s Fargo office hires Lora Larson

Lora Larson has joined Vanity in Fargo as an allocator in the planning and allocation department.

She comes to Vanity with retail experience from Macy’s and Ye Olde Medicine Center.

Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with bachelor degrees in apparel, retail merchandising and design and business administration.


Ramsey National Bank promotes Paula Kelly

Paula Kelly has been promoted to deposit services officer at the Fargo office of Ramsey National Bank.

She joined the bank two years ago as a customer service supervisor and has 16 years of experience in the banking industry.


New agents join Keller Williams Roers Realty

Stephanie Damman, Justin Peterson and Ruth Kukowski have joined Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo.

Damman is a member of the Kipp Harris Team and Peterson is a member of the FM Real Estate Team.

Job Service ND promotes Carey Fry

Job Service North Dakota has promoted Carey Fry to customer service office manager in the Fargo office.

She will oversee all office activities and continue with her previous role as the job opportunity and basic skills program administrator.

Fry has been employed with Job Service for more than 10 years, serving primarily as a JOBS program case manager, unit supervisor and JOBS program administrator.

She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Fraser Ltd. hires residential coordinator

Tina Lemieux has been named residential coordinator with Fraser Ltd., Fargo.

Lemieux received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and management communication from North Dakota State University.