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Published August 04 2012

Hires and Promotions (August 04, 2012)

Cornerstone Bank hires Moffett as teller

Atlanta Moffett has joined Cornerstone Bank in Fargo as a teller.

Moffett has more than four years of cash-handling and customer service experience. She is attending Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she is pursuing a degree in graphic communications.

Corporate Technologies hires 3 new employees

Corporate Technologies, Fargo, has hired Alison Maki as a service sales executive, Justin Jones as a network engineer and Chris Sirek as inside sales support.

Maki studied administration at the University of Phoenix and previously worked at APAC, Fargo. She has more than five years of customer service and sales experience.

Jones attended the North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, and Minot (N.D.) State University. He has worked in the IT field for 15 years and was previously employed at SEI and Flint Communications, Fargo.

Sirek is a Moorhead native and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in mass communications. He was previous employed at Luther Family Buick GMC, Fargo.

Six new employees at Aevenia in Moorhead

Aevenia Inc., Moorhead has hired Mackenzie Severance as a human resource recruiter, Barb Parries as controller, Andy Joneson as information technology manager, Lyndsae Shockman as a receptionist, Sam Holland as human resources manager and Tyson Bosse as an IT administrator.

Severance earned an associate degree in human resources from Minnesota State Community and Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in human resources from Rasmussen College. She has more than three years of experience in the human resources field. She previously worked as a staffing professional at The Work Connection, Fargo.

Parries earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has more than 25 years of accounting experience. She previously worked for four years as controller at PHH Home Loans, Edina, Minn.

Joneson earned a master’s degree in business from the University of Mary and a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University. He has more than 10 years of experience in the IT field and previously worked as a systems administrator at Titan Machinery, West Fargo.

Shockman has more than eight years of experience in the customer service industry including four years in management. She was previously manager of Plato’s Closet, Fargo.

Holland has a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in human resources. She has more than 25 years of experience in the human resource field and she previously worked as a human resource manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

Bosse studied management information systems at North Dakota State University and has five years of IT-related work experience. He was previously the IT coordinator for the Minnewaukan (N.D.) School, and he also worked for Titan Machinery and Bobcat.

Six agents join Re/Max Legacy Realty in Fargo

Ryan Frisch, Gary Gonser, Laurel Mahan, Jeanine Rosenthal, Kim Sorenson and Dave Noah have joined RE/MAX Legacy Realty, Fargo.

All are licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Frisch has more than seven years of experience in selling new and existing residential real estate, Gonser has been selling residential real estate for 37 years, and Mahan has more than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate.

Rosenthal has worked in real estate for more than seven years, Sorenson has been selling residential and rural real estate for more than nine years and Noah has 27 years of experience in new construction and existing residential real estate sales.

Gate City Bank promotes Schumacher

Gate City Bank has promoted Ryan Schumacher to senior customer service and sales supervisor at the Southpointe branch at 3100 25th St. S., Fargo.

He has been employed at Gate City Bank since 2007 and is a graduate of North Dakota State University.

Schaffer promoted to project manager

DFC Consultants has promoted Deb Schaffer to project manager.

Schaffer has been with DFC Consultants since 2010 serving as an application consultant and Microsoft certified trainer.

She has more than 15 years of experience working with domestic and international enterprises ranging from startup to established global companies.

Valley Imports names Wicken a sales manager

Valley Imports has hired Greg Wicken as sales manager for the pre-owned division.

Wicken has many years of experience in the car business including 25 years working for Rydell Motors in Grand Forks.

Engineering firm hires Dittbenner as surveyor

Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson has hired Jon Dittbenner as a surveyor. He will work in the firm’s Moorhead office.

Dittbenner earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Cloud (Minn.) State University, where he majored in land survey and mapping, specializing in geographic information science.

He has two years of work-related experience and is a land surveyor in training.

Wallwork Truck Center hires 2 in IT department

Wallwork Truck Center in Fargo has hired Austin Skarphol as a systems administrator I and Travis Wigdahl as a systems administrator II, both in the company’s information technology department.

Skarphol is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in management information systems and a minor in computers.

Wigdahl graduated from NDSU with a degree in management information systems.

Concordia announces promotions and tenure

The Concordia College Board of Regents has approved 13 faculty members for promotion and/or tenure.

Those promoted are René Clausen, Susan J. Larson, Lisa M. Sethre-Hofstad and Darin J. Unless, professor; Julie B. Lucier, athletics faculty III; Timothy P. Mosser and Clay R. Nagel, athletics faculty IV; and Amy K. Soma, assistant librarian.

Daniel P. Biebighauser, Jennifer L. Bailey DeJong, Holly A. Janz and Mikel L. Olson were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor; and Zacharie N. Petnkeu, French, was granted tenure.

Clausen, music, earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. Larson, psychology, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba and a doctorate from McMaster University. Sethre-Hofstad, psychology, earned a bachelor’s degree at Concordia and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Mexico. Ulness earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia and a master’s degree and doctorate from Cornell University.

Lucier earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia and a master’s degree from North Dakota State University. Mosser earned bachelor and master degrees from NDSU. Nagel earned a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson (N.D.) State University and a master’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica. Soma earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree from Emporia State University.

Biebighauser, mathematics, earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia and a master’s degree and doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Bailey DeJong, nursing, earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia, a master’s degree and nurse practitioner degree from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from NDSU. Janz, music, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and a doctorate from the University of Kansas. Olson, psychology, earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College and a master’s degree and doctorate from Washington State University.

Petnkeu earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctorate from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

Northwestern Mutual hires staff accountant

LaVonne Horton has joined Northwestern Mutual in Fargo as a staff accountant.

Horton, a native of Medina, N.D., re-ceived a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She was previously employed at Titan Machinery.

TMI Hospitality hires Pink as help desk tech

Fargo-based TMI Hospitality has hired Brian Pink as a help desk technician.

Pink studied computer networking and programing at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, and holds certifications from Dell, HP and Samsung.

Before joining TMI, he was a Microsoft Exchange administrator at Fargo’s Microsoft campus through Volt Technical Resources.

Fleissner joins Village’s Moorhead site

The Children’s Specialty Division of The Village Family Service Center has hired Dr. Rachel Fleissner. She will provide child and adolescent psychiatric services at the center’s Moorhead location.

Fleissner earned a medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, England. She has provided psychiatric services in the Fargo-Moorhead community for 14 years.

She will also continue to provide services at her clinic, Attentive Mind.

Four new employees at Discovery Benefits

Discovery Benefits in Fargo has hired LeAnn Larson and Rachal Thompson as benefit implementation managers.

Kurtis Karn was hired as a human resources recruiter and Carla Wurzer as a benefit account manager.

Holen hired as food service coordinator

John Holen has been hired as the food service coordinator for children’s services with Fraser Ltd., Fargo.

Holen earned an associate’s degree from Northland Community College, Thief River Falls, Minn., and his work experience includes sous chef at John Alexander’s, Moorhead, and lead cook at Sanford Health, Fargo.

First International Bank hires corporate trainer

Jessica Ingolfsland has joined First International Bank and Trust in Fargo as a corporate trainer.

She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a bachelor’s degree in education. She has worked as a teacher/trainer for more than two years.