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Published May 05 2012

Hires and Promotions (May 05, 2012)

TMI Hospitality adds six to Fargo headquarters

TMI Hospitality in Fargo has hired Katie Corbin and Megan Meyer as purchasing agents, Jeff Herman as a project manager, Donnette Malakowski as director of corporate accounting, Brandon Springer as learning and development manager and Jenna Rheault as e-commerce analyst.

Corbin has relocated from Rochester, Minn., where she worked for Morton Building. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Meyer was previously with Vanity in Fargo as an assistant buyer. She is a North Dakota State University graduate with bachelor’s degrees in apparel and textiles and mass communications.

Herman is a native of Moorhead and graduated from MSUM with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. He is also a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration. He previously worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., Fargo.

Malakowski started her career with the company, but for the past 10 years has been a controller for Aevenia in Moorhead. She is a graduate of MSUM with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy.

Springer has held various management roles within hospitality and most recently was general manager at Water Street Group. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is currently enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., to receive a master’s degree.

Rheault was previously employed by Triangle Community Foundation as marketing and outreach coordinator. She has relocated to Fargo from Durham, N.C. A North Dakota native, she is a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate and also graduated from the Academy of Art University with a degree in marketing and merchandising.

The Chamber hires Dunlop, promotes four

Darren Dunlop has joined the staff of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber as business development manager.

He served on the Chamber’s ambassador public relations committee for 20 years and was chairman of the committee from 2003 to 2004.

The Chamber has promoted Julie Doggett to information systems administrator, Katie Hutton to communications and marketing manager, Renay Rutter to director of membership and Camille Weber to professional development manager.

Kapphahn joins ReMax as agent

Jim Kapphahn has joined the Re/Max Realty 1 office at 1131 S. Westrac Drive, Fargo, as a real estate agent.

Kapphahn is a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has more than 30 years of sales and finance experience in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Relaxation Plus hires Falstad as therapist

Ashley Falstad has joined Relaxation Plus, 2901 Frontage Road S., East Highway 10, Moorhead, as a massage therapist.

Falstad graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 2010 with a degree in massage therapy. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and therapeutic massage.

Butler Machinery hires six in Fargo office

Butler Machinery Co. has hired new associates in the corporate office in Fargo. They are Scott Schmitt, transportation manager; Danni Sanders, marketing coordinator; Kyle Enga, PC support technician; Michelle Drinka, receptionist; Alex Nikle, co-pilot; and David Scott, director of information technology, marketing and process improvement.

Schmitt has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation industry. He most recently worked as dispatch manager in Fargo with Valley Express.

Sanders received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from North Dakota State University. She was previously an account manager with Avenue Right, Fargo.

Enga received an associate degree in information systems management from Rasmussen College. He most recently worked as a help desk technician at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Drinka received a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management with a minor in business from NDSU. She was previously a manager at Santa Lucia restaurant, Fargo.

Nikle received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics with a major in commercial aviation from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He has worked as a flight instructor for UND and most recently worked with ExpressJet as a pilot first officer.

Scott has worked with Butler Machinery as optical system administrator, marketing manager and information technology manager since 1995. He has bachelor’s degrees in business administration and information management from UND and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Fargo.

Border States Electric promotes Peterson

Treavor Peterson has been named strategic services manager for Border States Electric, Fargo.

Peterson joined BSE in 2008 as an inventory planner. He has been involved with alliance customer inventory coordination, serving most recently as the strategic services team supervisor for the past year.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from the University of Mary, Bismarck.

Peterson Farms Seed hires Aaron Goette

Peterson Farms Seed, Harwood, N.D., has hired Aaron Goette as an accounting assistant.

Goette grew up in Rosholt, S.D., and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an associate degree in forensic accounting from Rasmussen College.

He previously worked for 10 years at Eide Bailly and U.S. Bank, and served with the U.S. Army.

Reinke, Helgeson join AgCountry Farm Credit

AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Fargo has hired Patrick Reinke as a retail finance account manager and Sara Helgeson as title/legal documents specialist.

Reinke has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Dakota State University and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently working as an account executive for Dealer Services Corp.

Helgeson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from NDSU. She is a licensed abstractor in North Dakota and Minnesota, and has more than 15 years of experience in the title/legal documents field.

Stulken hired as donor relations manager

Heather Stulken has been hired as donor relations manager for the Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo.

She has seven years of experience in nonprofit marketing and fund development.

Essentia names Sklebar operations manager

Essentia Health, Fargo, has named Kimberly Sklebar as operations manager for the cardiology, orthopedics and nephrology departments at the 32nd Avenue campus in Fargo.

Sklebar received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Luke’s School of Nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from Walden University.

She was previously employed with Sanford Health, where she had worked for the past 25 years in various roles and departments.

Tanya Weets promoted at Absolute Marketing

Tanya Weets has been promoted to writer at Absolute Marketing Group, Moorhead. She was previously the project coordinator.

Weets earned bachelor’s de-grees in advertising and fine arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and has more than 10 years of sales, marketing and promotions experience.

The Village hires development officer

The Village Family Service Center, Fargo, has hired Caitlin Marty as development officer,

Marty graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in management communication.

Pediatric Therapy hires Asha Hertler

Asha Hertler has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners in Fargo as an office assistant. She will also work with the marketing and social media departments.

Hertler received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and print journalism from Concordia College.

Spectrum Aeromed expands German office

Thomas Redder has joined Spectrum Aeromed of Fargo as account representative in the company’s Germany-based office.

Redder studied mechanical engineering and aviation, and started his aviation career at Hapag Lloyd as a co-pilot on the Boeing 737.

Before joining Spectrum Aeromed, Redder worked for Beechcraft Vertrieb und Service GmbH and Aerotec Engineering.

He began working for Beechcraft Augsburg as head of airworthiness and then head of avionics. In 2009, he served as assistant technical manager and later as technical manager. He was also a project development engineer.

Redder will serve customers in European countries, Asia, the Middle East, India and Russia from the office in Germany.

Phoenix International hires Moen, Cortes

Phoenix International A John Deere Co., Fargo, has hired Matt Moen as a technician I and Antonio Cortes as a software design engineer.

Cortes earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas, El Paso.

Elements Diet and Fitness hires Heintz

Torrie Heintz has been hired in the member service department at Elements Diet and Fitness, Fargo.

Heintz graduated from Valley City (N.D.) State University with a degree in elementary education, and she also studied elementary education and coaching at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Intelligent InSites promotes Eric Bobby

Eric Bobby has been promoted to director of information technology at Intelligent InSites, Fargo.

He has been with the company since 2008.

Eide Bailly adds three to partnership in Fargo

Eide Bailly has added three partners from the Fargo office. They include Jenni Huotari, Chris Lee and Shelley Earsley.

Huotari has more than nine years of public accounting experience. She joined Eide Bailly in 2002 and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Lee has more than eight years of public accounting experience. He joined Eide Bailly in 2004 and is a graduate of North Dakota State University.

Earsley is a member of Eide Bailly’s Technology Consulting team. She has more than 13 years of experience providing strategic business and information technology consulting. She joined Eide Bailly in 1994 and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Fraser hires case manager, coordinator

Stacie Shock has joined Fraser Ltd. in Fargo as a case manager, and Ryan Oberg has been hired as residential coordinator.

Shock received a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She is a licensed social worker.

Oberg received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and integrated public relations and a social work degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

InterOffice hires Kaldor to sales, design team

InterOffice Workspace Furniture and Design, Fargo, has hired Jolynn Kaldor to its sales and design team.

Kaldor has previous design experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from North Dakota State University. Mallari Page named F-M CVB sales manager

Mallari Page joined the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau staff as the convention sales manager for the Minnesota and Chicago markets.

She graduated in 2009 from the hospitality and tourism management program at North Dakota State University.

Fletcher named senior VP at BCBSND

Sharon Fletcher has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo, as senior vice president of provider relations, reimbursement and medical management division.

Since 2011, Fletcher worked as senior project director for Stanley Black and Decker Healthcare Solutions, New Britain, Conn.

She has 23 years of experience in the human resource development, organizational development, strategic leadership and communications fields. Fletcher has held various senior level positions in the airline and technology industries.

She earned a doctorate in organizational leadership and behavior from Northcentral University, Prescott, Ariz. She has a master’s degree in human resource management and labor relations from La Roche College and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Point Park College, both in Pittsburgh.