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Published December 08 2012

Hires and Promotions (December 08, 2012)

Butler Machinery hires four, promotes two

Butler Machinery Co., Fargo, has hired Jackie Marquardt as finance assistant, Ryan Hanson and Cole Brucker as PC support technicians and Ted Clark as an inventory control assistant. Brent Miller has been promoted to finance assistant and Steve Laaveg to used ag equipment specialist.

Marquardt earned a bachelors degree in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a masters degree in business administration from the University of Mary. She most recently worked as a customer service representative at Union State Bank, Fargo,

Hanson has a degree in electronic communications from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead. He most recently worked in desktop management with Sanford Health, Fargo.

Brucker has an associate degree in nanoscience technology from MSCTC, Moorhead. He previously worked for Scheels All Sports as a computer support specialist in Fargo.

Clark has an associate degree in business concentrating in management, marketing and sales from MSCTC, Moorhead. He most recently worked as a foreman for Madsen Specialties, Fargo.

Miller attends North Dakota State University, where he is pursuing a bachelors degree in finance. He was previously a sales intern at Butler.

Laaveg has been with Butler since 2007 as a support center specialist. He has a bachelors degree in agricultural systems management from NDSU.

Four new employees at Aevenia in Moorhead

Aevenia, Moorhead, has hired Gary Leslie as a resource planning-fleet manager, Rick Nesvold as a safety specialist, John Stumpf as vice president of operations and James Hudgens as senior accountant.

Leslie was previously employed at Xcel Energy as a strategic resource planner in St Paul, and construction and maintenance supervisor in Fargo.

Nesvold was previously with DMI Industries, where he worked in the safety department for nine years.

Stumpf has 24 years of high-voltage line experience and 17 years of utility operational management experience. He was most recently the director of design, construction and maintenance for Xcel Energy.

Hudgens has 17 years of accounting experience within the construction industry.

Eventide hires health, wellness coordinator

Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, has hired Kelly Hyvare as health and wellness coordinator at its Eventide on Eighth campus.

Hyvare graduated from Bemidji (Minn.) State University with a bachelors degree in exercise science. She was previously employed by the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties as group fitness director and at Touchmark as a fitness specialist, both in Fargo.

Olson hired as mobile shoe truck manager

Chub Olson has been named mobile shoe truck manager for Interstate Shoes, Moorhead.

Olson has more than 14 years of experience in work boot sales and managed the Red Wing Shoe Store in Fargo for 10 years.

Interstate Shoes operates a mobile shoe store for onsite service in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Bank promotes Hofer, hires Molitor as teller

Cornerstone Bank in Fargo has promoted Katie Hofer to operations assistant, and Haley Molitor has been hired as a teller.

Hofer has been a customer service representative and lead teller at the bank since 2010. Molitor has more than two years of customer service and cash handling experience. She is also attending North Dakota State University.

Potter joins NDSU Police Department

Christopher Potter has joined the North Dakota State University Police Department as an officer.

Potter, originally from New Hope, Minn., attended NDSU and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelors degree in recreation management. He completed the Lake Region Peace Officer Training Program before serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard.

Potter served the past 19 years with the Fargo Police Department as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator and field training officer. The past six years, he also was school resource officer at Fargo South High School. Potter was named the Fargo Police Departments Officer of the Year in 2011.

Perleberg joins Fargo law firm as associate

Katie A. Perleberg has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the firms trusts and estates group in Fargo.

She focuses on estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts and related documents. She also assists clients with business entity formation, trust administration and probate.

Perleberg has a background in financial planning, and has experience practicing corporate law abroad. She previously worked as a law clerk for Frederick Grunke and John Scherer in Minnesotas 7th Judicial District.

Marco promotes Warrey to sales vice president

Marco Inc. has promoted Jonathan Warrey, Fargo, to vice president of sales.

Warrey, a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, has been with Marco since 1996.

Maruska transfers to AE2S office in Fargo

Zach Boone Maruska has transferred to the Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services office in Fargo.

He is a design engineer and previously worked in the firms office in Great Falls, Mont.

Maruska is originally from Warren, Minn., and earned a bachelors degree in civil engineering and masters degree in environmental engineering at North Dakota State University.

Great Plains Food Bank hires 3 new employees

The Great Plains Food Bank has hired Rachel Alme as an account specialist, Joe Elsberry as a SNAP outreach specialist and Leslie Christianson as a receptionist and office support specialist.

Alme will work with partner agencies throughout western North Dakota. She is a graduate of North Dakota State University and was previously employed as an RSVP Central and North Central program assistant. Elsberry previously worked as an early intervention consultant in the Bismarck and Mandan, N.D., area and at the Standing Rock Reservation. Alme and Elsberry will be based in Bismarck.

Christianson recently graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in communications studies. She was previously employed by the Fargo Park District. She will work in Fargo office.

Fargo housing agency hires new employees

The Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority has hired Scott Wolsky to work in building maintenance at the Crossroads location and Rachel Andersen-Peterson as the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency service coordinator.

Wolsky most recently worked in the maintenance department at Elim Nursing Home, Fargo, and has many years of experience in building maintenance and operations.

Andersen-Peterson will serve as the liaison between residents and outside agencies that promoted self-sufficiency. A graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelors degree in social work, she previously worked for Friendship Inc., Fargo.

Three new sales associates join Park Co.

Michelle Aarsvold, Nathan Larson and Jim Schuster have joined Park Co. Realtors in Fargo as sales associates.

Aarsvold previously worked as an account manager with Proctor & Gamble and in retail management with Daytons. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Larson is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in environmental design and a masters degree in architecture.

Schuster has several years of experience in accounting and pharmaceutical sales. He is a graduate of NDSU.

All three are licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota and are members of the National Association of Realtors.

Ben Carlsrud promoted at NetWork Center Inc.

Ben Carlsrud has been promoted to president of NetWork Center Inc., Fargo. He has been with the company for 15 years, most recently as service manager.

Owner Karl Kostman has served as president for 26 years and will retain his role as chief executive officer of the company.

First International Bank hires personal banker

Elizabeth Weick has joined First International Bank and Trust as a personal banker.

Weick graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelors degree in finance and a minor in economics.

She has more than six years of customer service and banking experience, and will work at the banks south Fargo location.