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Published December 22 2012

Hires and Promotions (December 22, 2012)

NDSU names assistant general counsel

Matthew Hammer has been named assistant general counsel in the North Dakota State University Office of the General Counsel. He has been the legal assistant for the past two years.

Hammer earned a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from NDSU and a law degree from the Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa. Before joining NDSU, Hammer worked for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Northern Lights USA hires Delaney in sales

Jim Delaney has joined Northern Lights USA in Fargo as a sales representative.

Delaney has a bachelors degree in business management from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has past sales experience with promotional solutions and customer service.

Doeden promoted at Discovery Benefits

Andy Doeden has been promoted to senior regional sales director at Discovery Benefits, Fargo.

Doeden joined Discovery Benefits in 2007 as the southeast U.S. regional sales director. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in business management.

DMF hires Hogan as accounting manager

Michelle Hogan has joined Dakota Medical Foundation in Fargo as accounting manager.

She has more than 20 years of professional nonprofit accounting experience. She was previously the director of foundation accounting with the University of North Dakota Foundation, Grand Forks.

Hogan, a native of Walhalla, N.D., is a graduate of the UND with a bachelors degree in accountancy.

Crutchfield named planning administrator

Nicole Crutchfield has been hired as the planning administrator for the city of Fargo Planning and Development Department.

Crutchfield has a bachelors degree in landscape architecture and a certificate of community and regional planning from Kansas State University. She has 10 years of private-sector development experience as a landscape architect and urban planner.

She previously worked for five years as a principal planner and development review committee chairwoman for the city of Round Rock, Texas. She has been a planner with the city of Fargo for the five past years, working with development review.

Crutchfield replaces Jim Hinderaker, who resigned to take a job as chief city planner for Grand Prairie, Texas. She will also assume some of the administrative duties of Bob Stein, a senior planner who will retire in January.

Also as part of the departments reorganization, senior planner Dan Mahli will now have the title of community development administrator.

National Hospitality hires HR director

National Hospitality Services, Fargo, has hired Sarah Koustrup as human resources director.

She has a bachelors degree in human resources management and has more than 10 years of experience in succession planning and employee development.

Two hired, one promoted at Spicy Pie

Spicy Pie in Fargo has hired Mary Brown as marketing director and Brad Barstad as manager of the downtown Fargo store. John Bergeron has been promoted to store manager at the North Dakota State University location.

Brown previously worked with Erbert and Gerberts sandwich shop as a marketing intern and Spectrum Aeromed as a business intern. She received a bachelors degree in marketing from NDSU.

Brown will provide marketing services for Fargo and Minot Spicy Pies, Sevens Restaurant in Minot and MSI industries.

Barstad previously was employed by Subway for more than nine years, including six years as general manager. He received a degree in business management from Rasmussen College.

Bergeron has worked in the restaurant and bar industry for more than 10 years, including Ordinary Joes BBQ, The Speak Easy and the Gastropub. He has been with Spicy Pie for a year.

Swartz, Blair hired at Ulteig in Fargo

Ulteig, Fargo, has hired Dane Swartz as a protection and control engineer in Energy Services. Shawn Blair has joined the company as an accounts payable associate.

Swartz graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. He previously worked for Ulteig as an intern.

Blair graduated from Aakers Business College with an associates degree in business management. He was previously employed as a staff accountant at Titan Machinery.

Ryyth, Anderson join TMI Hospitality

Fargo-based TMI Hospitality has hired Whitney Ryyth as a telecom billing analyst and Travis Anderson as a financial analyst.

Ryyth received a bachelors degree in business administration from the Minnesota School of Business and was previously employed as a fraud specialist at U.S. Bank and as front desk manager at the Howard Johnson Inn, Fargo.

Anderson graduated from Concordia College with a bachelors degree in business and physics and received a masters degree in business from the University of Mary in Fargo. He is pursuing a masters degree in finance from Northeastern University, Boston. He was previously employed by BlackRidge Bank and Microsoft.

Foundation hires web, event coordinator

Michael Lobdell has joined Impact Foundation, Fargo, as website and event coordinator.

Lobdell is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with degrees in English and Spanish. He previously worked as director of finance and administration for a local nonprofit organization.

Pediatric Therapy Partners hires Henrich

Stacy Henrich, a speech-language pathologist, has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners, 3060 Frontier Way S., Fargo.

Henrich received a masters degree in speech-language pathology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has experience in the areas of language deficits, articulation, cognitive deficits, swallowing disorders and dementia.

Wild/CRG appoints Koedam vice president

Wild/CRG, Fargo, has promoted Andrew Koedam to vice president.

A native of Mandan, N.D., Koedam has a degree in architecture, environmental design and landscape architecture from North Dakota State University.

He has worked for eight years with Wild/CRG, where he has been involved in commercial, financial and residential projects.

Corporate Technologies hires six in Fargo

Corporate Technologies, Fargo, has hired Steve Borgen and Nick Gulmon as service sales executives, Dale Cook, Ben Seitz and Shawn Seter as systems engineers and Pat Jinadasa as senior systems engineer.

Borgen graduated from North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead with degrees in mass communications and public relations. He previously worked for five years for APAC on the Microsoft account.

Gulmon has a business management degree, and has eight years of sales and management experience.

Cook previously worked for 10 years at Goodin Co. as warehouse manager, inside sales and city desk associate. He graduated from Rasmussen College, Fargo, with an associate degree in network administration and network security.

Seitz was previously employed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department in Helena. He graduated from Carroll College, Helena, with a bachelors degree in computer science.

Seter, a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes, with an associates degree in computer network security, previously employed at VMC, working at Microsoft as a SharePoint engineer.

Jinadasa is originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and attended MSUM and majored in computer science and business administration. He has worked in the information technology field for seven years and was previously employed at Wallwork Truck Center/Valley Imports, Fargo.

Farm Service Agency hires 4, promotes 2

The U.S. Department of Agricultures Farm Service Agency in Fargo has hired Dean Dittus, Robyn Larson, Aaron Paul and Lindsay Watson as county operations trainees.

The agency has also promoted Laura Heinrich to agricultural program specialist in the North Dakota FSA state office and Tina Bullinger to county executive director in Bottineau County.

Heinrich was previously the county executive director in Logan County, N.D., and Bullinger was previously a program technician in the Bottineau County office.