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Published November 24 2012

Hires and Promotions (November 24, 2012)

DISTek hires Ngugi as test engineer in Fargo

Michael Ngugi has joined DISTek Integration as a test engineer working on-site with clients in Fargo.

Ngugi earned a bachelors degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Nairobi Polytechnic University, Kenya. He was previously a senior lead technician for Stanley Black & Decker in Towson, Md.

Hendricks joins FM Home Gurlz as manager

Olivia Hendricks has joined the FM Home Gurlz at Prudential Premier Real Estate, Fargo, as team manager.

She graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., and has five years of customer service experience.

Four promoted at Bell State Bank and Trust

Bell State Bank and Trust has promoted Derrick Lewis to personal banking officer at the Moorhead branch at 1333 8th St. S., Amanda Engler to personal banking officer at the branch at 409 Sheyenne St., West Fargo, and Angie LeClair and Jeremy Davis to personal banking officers at the branch at 3100 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

Originally from Harvey, N.D., Lewis earned a bachelors degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead He has worked in the banking field for two years.

Engler is a native of Ipswich, S.D., and she earned a business administration degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck and has been in the banking field for nearly 10 years. Prior to joining Bell State Bank in 2004, she worked at Ipswich State Bank.

LeClair is originally from Wahpeton, N.D., and she joined Bell State Bank in 2008. She previously worked as a teller and a customer service specialist and has four years of banking experience.

Originally from Devils Lake, N.D., Davis earned bachelor degrees in finance and business administration from North Dakota State University. He has been in the banking field for three years. He started his career at Bank of the West, and he joined Bell State Bank in 2012 as a customer service specialist.

Hegg, Entzion promoted at DakTech Computers

DakTech Computers, Fargo, has promoted Mike Hegg to vice president of production and Matt Entzion to vice president of sales and marketing.

Hegg has been with DakTech in many roles since its founding in 1990, most recently as director of purchasing.

Entzion has worked in various leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as a manager in the vaccine division of GlaxoSmithKline. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and Moorhead High School.

Hulberts join Coldwell Banker First Realty

Denise and Charlie Hulbert have joined the residential real estate division at Coldwell Banker First Realty, Fargo.

Denise Hulbert has a bachelors degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and was a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines for 17 years.

Charlie Hulbert spent 15 years at Northwest Airlines in ground operations. For the past few years he has been working in sales at Corwin Toyota in Fargo. Both are licensed Realtors in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Christiansen joins Fargo accounting firm

Aric Christiansen has joined the staff of Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co. as a staff accountant in the Fargo office.

Christiansen graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in accounting.

Record Keepers hires Rau as billing specialist

Chelsey Rau has joined Record Keepers as billing and records retention specialist for the Fargo and Bis-marck of-fices.

A native of Wahpeton, N.D., Rau earned a bachelors degree in management and marketing from North Dakota State University. She has five years of prior office administration experience.

Dawson hires Maynard as an account manager

Christina Maynard has joined Dawson Insurance, Fargo, as an account manager.

Maynard is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she earned degrees in business marketing and management. She has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and previously worked as an underwriter for Auto-Owners Insurance.

DSG names Jensen as Sioux Falls manager

Tim Jensen has been named branch manager for Dakota Supply Groups Sioux Falls, S.D., location, which primarily serves the electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R and automation industries.

He will take over for John Gearman, who was named electrical segment manager.

Jensen has worked for DSG since 2002 as an outside sales associate for the plumbing and HVAC/R segments. Before joining DSG, he worked for A.Y. McDonald Supply for 15 years.

DSG has 26 locations throughout Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, with headquarters in Fargo.

TMI Hospitality hires administrative assistant

TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Jackie Staiger-Whiting as front desk administrative assistant.

Staiger-Whiting earned an associate degree in network administration/

micro-computer support from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead. She previously worked at DMS Health Technologies and Corporate Technologies, both in Fargo.

Sagert promoted at Choice Financial

Brenda Sagert has been promoted to senior frontline specialist at Choice Financials location at 4501 23rd Ave. S., Fargo.

She joined Choice Financial in 2011 as a customer service representative, and she also worked as an items processing specialist.

Sagert has 16 years of banking experience and is a Fargo-Moorhead Leadership Program graduate. She attended North Dakota State University and Cavalier Air Force Station.

Freedom Resource Center hires two

Freedom Resource Center in Fargo has hired Justin Kietzman as a peer mentoring specialist and LaDonna Korstad as an independent living advocate for Clay County.

Kietzman earned a bachelors degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Originally from Edgeley, N.D., Kietzman has four years of experience working with people with disabilities as a direct support and vocational professional.

Korstad earned a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in liberal arts from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a masters degree in education from North Dakota State University. She has 15 years of human services experience.

Elise Pforr hired as program coordinator

Elise Pforr has been hired as program coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley/Youth

Commission.

She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a masters degree in human development and family science from North Dakota State University.

Flint Group adds four employees in Fargo

Flint Communications, Fargo, has hired Shanna Flanagan as a senior account manager, Charles Nelson as a client mailing list and direct marketing specialist, Sadie Rudolph as a media relations specialist and Corine Wittmier as a human resource coordinator.

Flanagan has more than 10 years of experience in marketing, and she previously served as marketing and communications manager for DMS Health Technologies, was marketing manager for the Grand Forks Herald and also worked for the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. and EAPC Architects Engineers. She earned a bachelors degree in marketing and communications from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Nelson previously worked at Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls, Minn. He earned a bachelors degree in marketing communications from Bemidji (Minn.) State University.

Rudolph has more than six years of communications experience. She earned a bachelors degree in mass communication from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and she is currently pursuing a masters degree at North Dakota State University.

Wittmier was previously employed by the Ronald McDonald House and Farmers Insurance Group.

Olson named banquet manager at Ramada

The Ramada Plaza and Suites and Conference Center in Fargo has promoted Andy Olson to banquet manager. He was previously the banquet set-up manager.

Originally from International Falls, Minn., Olson earned a bachelors degree in recreation sports management from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University. Before joining the Ramada, he was the facility operations manager at the Scheels Arena, Fargo.

Heritage Homes hires three new employees

Heritage Homes in Fargo has hired Anna Krieg as a marketing assistant, Barb Stenberg as director of human resources and Darcy Regnier as a customer care assistant.

Krieg is a native of Fargo and a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in art and a minor in public relations and advertising. She is currently studying graphic design at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Stenberg has more than 16 years of experience, and she has an accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Regnier attended the Minnesota School of Business, where she was also employed. She has a background in higher education and business management.

Kimball, Huovinen hired at Appareo Systems

Appareo Systems, Fargo, has hired Kevin Kimball as a production planner and Joseph Huovinen as a technical support specialist.

Kimball is a graduate of Faulkner State Community College, Gulf Shores, Alabama, with an associate degree in engineering. His experience includes more than five years of inventory management in manufacturing and as an owner/operator of his own business.

Huovinen earned a bachelors degree in management information systems from the University of Mary. He has more than 10 years of customer service experience.

Wallwork Inc. hires Lausch as IT specialist

Wallwork Inc., Fargo, has hired Terry Lausch as an information technology specialist.

Lausch graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a bachelors degree in religious studies. He was previously a systems administrator for 14 years at Payroll Professionals.

Lausch has experience in server and network administration, disaster recovery, software support, team management, crystal reports, payroll, human resources and general telephone systems/technical support.