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Published September 08 2012

Hires and Promotions (September 08, 2012)

Four new hires at Discovery Benefits

Discovery Benefits in Fargo has hired Amara Ramirez and Ryan Tretter as participant services specialists, and Logan Lunde and Jonas Sauve as benefit implementation managers.

John Deere Electronic Solutions hires six

John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, has hired Dallas Morin as project manager-VAO, Jay Mosbrucker as a product test engineer, Heather Jarski as lab manager, Richard Wainwright as senior staff electronic design engineer in power electronics, Jason Altice as a software design engineer and Timothy Lystad as a quality engineer.

Morin received an associate degree in pre-engineering from Turtle Mountain Community College, a manufacturing engineering technology associate degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in operation management from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Mosbrucker earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University.

Jarski received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MSUM and a master’s degree from NDSU.

Wainwright graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.

Altice received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Old Dominion University.

Lystad graduated with an industrial engineering bachelor’s degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and received a master’s degree from NDSU.

NetWork Center hires Todd as systems analyst

NetWork Center Inc., Fargo, has hired Ric Todd as a network systems analyst.

Todd has more than 12 years of network administration and project engineering experience. He also has experience in help desk and network operations center management.

Central Minnesota Credit Union hires three

Central Minnesota Credit Union, 1002 Main Ave., Moorhead, has hired Michael Edenborg as branch manager and Amy Hartze and Tera Akin as

personal bankers.

Edenborg graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has 20 years of experience in financial services in the Fargo-Moorhead area, most recently with Northland Educators Federal Credit Union.

Hartze has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Mary. She has worked in the banking industry for more than 23 years, including more than 12 years in business, agriculture and home lending.

Akin received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Dakota State University. She worked in the credit union industry in the Fargo-Moorhead area for more than eight years.

Dakota Heritage Bank names branch president

Roy Musland has joined Dakota Heritage Bank of North Dakota as president of the Gackle office.

Musland has more than 20 years of banking experience and also serves as the school board president in Jamestown, N.D.

Gould joins Hummel dental practice in Fargo

Dr. Stacy Gould has joined the Bruce K. Hummel dental practice at 1324 23rd St. S., Fargo.

She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln.

March of Dimes names family support specialist

March of Dimes has named Jane Millikan as neonatal intensive care unit family support specialist for its North Dakota chapter office in Fargo.

She will provide emotional support, information and education to families with a baby in the NICU at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Millikan was most recently the chaplain coordinator at Hospice of the Red River Valley. She has a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin (Ohio) College and a master of divinity degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Ill.

Benson Psychological Services hires Stone

Eileen Stone has been hired as a licensed clinical psychologist at Benson Psychological Services, Fargo.

She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and the families. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, grief and self-harm. She also works with individuals with long-term or traumatic medical conditions

She graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., and Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Stone has worked with children and adolescents in the Fargo area for the last nine years, both on an outpatient basis and in hospitals.

Lawrence joins Western as credit review analyst

Megan Lawrence has joined Western State Bank, West Fargo, as a credit review analyst.

Lawrence, originally from James-town, N.D., earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Jamestown College.

Northwestern Bank promotes Tracy Olek

Northwestern Bank has promoted Tracy Olek to customer service representative II at the Moorhead location.

Olek has been with the bank for a year and most recently held the position of CSR I.

Ramsey National Bank in Fargo hires Morris

Ramsey National Bank has hired Jeff Morris as a customer service representative at the Fargo branch.

Morris is a native of Fargo and attended North Dakota State University.

Larson promoted to associate VP of sales

Michelle Larson has been promoted to associate vice president of sales at Discovery Benefits, Fargo.

She joined the company in 2007 as a benefits implementation manager and in 2008 moved into the regional director of sales position.

Larson is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management and a minor in business administration.

Soybean Council names marketing director

The North Dakota Soybean Council has hired Michelle Swenson as director of marketing and development. She will work in the NDSC office in Fargo.

Swenson graduated from Seattle University with a master’s degree in business administration. She also has degrees in business finance and economics from the University of Minnesota, Morris,

Most recently she was a market analyst with Powerit Solutions, Seattle. She also worked as a project manager for Gold Energy, Wahpeton, N.D., and has farming experience on her family’s farm in Minnesota.

Swenson served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association for four years.

Pedigree Technologies hires 3 sales managers

Pedigree Technologies, Fargo, has hired Andrew Pickerill, Rich Medeiros and Jacob Krieg as regional sales managers.

Pickerill, originally from England, has more than 12 years of solution selling experience. He will be responsible for lead generation and new account acquisition in Texas and the Gulf Coast area.

Medeiros previously worked at two solution selling companies He will focus on the northeast region of the U.S.

Krieg rejoins Pedigree and will be focusing his lead generation and sales activities in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University.

TMI hires talent acquisition manager

Fargo-based TMI Hospitality has hired Michelle Blakeman as manager of talent acquisition.

Blakeman, a North Dakota State University graduate, has worked as a recruiter for Microsoft, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Eide Bailly.

Anderson, Bottrell law firm adds Gourde

Jenny L. Gourde has joined the Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden and Thompson law firm in Fargo as an associate.

Gourde has been licensed for more than 11 years. She previously was a law clerk to U.S. bankruptcy court judges Shon Hastings and William Hill. She also clerked for the 7th Judicial District of Minnesota in Detroit Lakes.

She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, and will concentrate her practice in the areas of banking, business, collections, commercial transactions, debtor/creditor, contracts, and real estate transactions.

Essentia Health hires Tackie to ER team

Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes, Minn., has hired Dr. Nana Tackie to its emergency medicine team.

She re-ceived a medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed an emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J.

Park Co. Realtors promotes three

Park Co. Realtors of Fargo has promoted Katie Loff to director of client services, Amy Redland to coordinator of administrative services and Carmin Wehlander to coordinator of listing services.

Loff is a graduate of North Dakota State University and joined Park Co. in 2010.

Redland is a graduate of Aaker’s Business College, Fargo and has been with the company since 2008.

Wehlander is a graduate of Valley City (N.D.) State University and joined Park Co. in 2008.