Published June 30 2012
Hires and Promotions (June 30, 2012)Jason Wollum hired at Cornerstone Bank
Jason Wollum has joined Cornerstone Bank in Fargo as a teller.
He has more than seven years of customer service experience and recently graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Preference Personnel hires office coordinator
Robin Mogck has joined Preference Personnel in Fargo as office coordinator.
She has several years of customer service experience in the banking and automotive industries.
Widmer Roel hires audit associate in Fargo
Yulia Murzaeva has joined the audit department of Widmer Roel PC, a public accounting and business advisory firm.
She will provide audit and accounting services in the firm’s Fargo office.
Murzaeva previously was employed as an accountant by a national health care administration solutions company.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Hospice of RRV hires nurse practitioner
Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo, has hired Jennifer Johnson as a nurse practitioner.
She earned a master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from the University of Mary, Bismarck.
Johnson previously worked at Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center and Sanford Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fargo.
Two new doctors join Essentia Health in Fargo
Dr. Ricardo N. Sarli has joined the pathology and laboratory department and Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, interventional neurologist, has joined the neurosciences department, both at Essentia Health’s 32nd Avenue campus in Fargo.
Sarli was previously with the VA Medical Center, Fargo, where he was chief of pathology and laboratory medicine since 2009. Prior to working at the VA, he was in private practice as a pathologist in the Springfield, Mo., area.
He received a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed a fellowship in hematopathology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Sarli has more than 30 years of experience in clinical pathology and hematology.
Darkhabani is the only interventional neurologist in North Dakota and western Minnesota, and will provide neurological and stroke care at the Fargo hospital. He received medical training for a vascular neurology fellowship and neurology residency at State University of New York, Buffalo. He also completed an interventional neurology fellowship and endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Moore Engineering adds three employees
Moore Engineering has hired Brad Dahl as a right-of-way coordinator and Aaron Kellerman as a graduate engineer, both in the West Fargo office. Dan Johnson has been hired as a survey crew instrument operator in the Fergus Falls, Minn., office.
Dahl worked in the insurance industry for four years and also owned University Press in Fargo for 17 years.
Kellerman, a native of Aitkin, Minn., received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.
Johnson earned an associate degree in civil engineering technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes. He was previously employed by Oxton Transport, Fargo.
NDSCS hires Tobola, Parnell, Hiedeman
The North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, has hired Cloy Tobola as chief information officer, Philip Parnell as associate vice president for academic and student affairs, and Ann Hiedeman as executive director of human resources.
Tobola, originally from Jackson, Minn., graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in mass communication and a doctoral degree in communication. He previously worked as the communications coordinator for the IT division at NDSU.
Parnell, who is from Wahpeton, graduated from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark., with a bachelor’s degree in education and English. He earned a master’s degree in higher education and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Parnell previously worked for UND as director of online enrollment management.
Hiedeman, originally from Bloomington, Minn., graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She previously worked for Moorhead Public Schools as the director of human resources.
Bakken hired, Nielsen promoted at State Bank
Brad Bakken has joined SBT Investments, located at State Bank & Trust, Wahpeton, N.D., as an investments representative, and Vikki Nielsen has been promoted to vice president and trust officer at State Bank and Trust, Fargo.
Bakken, originally from Rugby, N.D., has lived in Wahpeton since 1990. He has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services field and holds the designation of certified retirement counselor. Most recently, he worked for eight years at Bank of the West and was financial adviser and hub manager for BancWest Investment Services in Wahpeton and Lidgerwood, N.D., and Breckenridge and Wheaton, Minn.
Nielsen is a native of Kindred, N.D., and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has been in the banking field for 19 years, working previously at State Bank and Trust and then as manager of Wells Fargo’s Barnesville, Minn., location. Most recently, she was an IRA specialist at State Bank and Trust.
Great Plains Food Bank promotes 2, hires 2
Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, has promoted Jesse White to volunteer coordinator and Cierra Anderson to child nutrition coordinator.
Jessica Arneson has been hired as agency relations manager and Kim Bakken joins the food bank as an inventory clerk and office coordinator.
White is a graduate of MSUM and was previously the coordinator at Dorothy Day Food Pantry, Moorhead. Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and dietetics and is completing a dietetic internship through Utah State University.
Arneson, a licensed social worker, has many years of experience in hunger advocacy and community partnerships.
Bakken attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College and was previously employed by Boppa’s Bagels.
TMI Hospitality names project coordinator
TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Rich Dablow as a project coordinator.
Dablow graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in business administration.
Courtyard by Marriott promotes two, hires one
The Courtyard by Marriott and Moorhead Area Conference Center has promoted John Graves to operations manager and Joe Schultz to guest service lead. Brianna Bieniek has been hired as sales coordinator
Graves has worked in the maintenance department at the hotel since 2010. He is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, with a diploma in sales, marketing and management.
Schultz has been with the Courtyard by Marriott since 2005, first as a breakfast server and later as bar captain and a bistro lead with Raymond Management Co.
Bieniek graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in communication and business administration. She was previously a sales coordinator at a hotel in Duluth, Minn.
Phoenix International hires 2 new employees
Phoenix International, A John Deere Co., Fargo, has hired Scott Rossow as staff systems engineer and John Neiss as a technician II.
Rossow received an electrical and computer engineering degree from North Dakota State University.
Eide Bailly hires two health care consultants
Bruce Davidson and Marie Murphy have joined the Fargo office of Eide Bailly as health care consulting managers.
Davidson has more than 30 years of health care experience and was previously employed by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System. He has a master’s degree from the College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and is also a licensed nursing home administrator.
Murphy has more than 18 years of experience in the health care industry and was previously the business office director at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, Minn.
Wilson appointed new FHC dental director
The Family HealthCare Center has appointed Dr. Andrea Wilson as the new director for dental clinics in Fargo and Moorhead.
Wilson graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Mesa, and has been on the FHC staff for two years.
She replaces Dr. William Savage, who is retiring.
Steven Douglas hired as software developer
Steven Douglas has been hired as a software development kit developer at Intelligent InSites, Fargo.
He pre-viously worked at Microsoft as a contractor software design engineer.
Douglas has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Dakota State University.