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Published March 16 2013

Hires and Promotions (March 16, 2013)

PACES Lodging hires Jordahl, DuChene

MedNational Architecture/PACES Lodging, Fargo, has added Delroy A. Jordahl and Rob DuChene to its architectural group.

Jordahl is a registered architect with 24 years of experience, working previously with three Fargo-Moorhead architectural firms.

DuChene has more than 17 years of experience as an architectural technician and project manager. He previously worked for Widseth Smith Nolt, YHR Partners and Lightowler Johnson & Associates.

Fargo IPAT hires administrative assistant

Trisha Floyd has joined the Interagency Program for Assistive Technology in Fargo as an administrative assistant.

She has a bachelors degree in theater and communications from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D.

ND Association for Disabled hires COO

The North Dakota Association for the Disabled has named Don Santer, Fargo, as chief operations officer.

Santer was a technical director and then program director for Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre and was also manager of clinical support staffing for PRACS Institute, Fargo.

He graduated from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, with a bachelors degree in theater production and design. He earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Fargo. He also served for five years in the U.S. Navy.

Two surgeons join Essentia Health Fargo

Dr. Saeed Ally, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Dr. Mickey Syrquin, a neurosurgeon, have joined Essentia Healths 32nd Avenue Clinic, Fargo.

Ally earned a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, New York City. He served a residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, and a residency in thoracic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio.

Syrquin most recently worked for Altru Health System, Grand Forks, and was a clinical instructor of surgery at the University of North Dakotas School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He also previously worked at Dakota Clinic, Fargo.

He earned a medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City. He served a residency in general surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital Central Division, Philadelphia, and a residency in neurosurgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Long Island campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Mark Wallace promoted at Western State Bank

Mark Wallace has been promoted to credit officer at Western State Bank, West Fargo.

He joined the bank in 2012 as a credit analyst. Originally from Northwood, N.D., Wallace earned a bachelors degree in business administration from North Dakota State University.

Motor carriers group names new exec VP

Arik Spencer has been named executive vice president of the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association.

Spencer replaces Thomas A Balzer, who is leaving the organization to join the staff of Midwest Motor Express.

Spencer has experience in public policy, event management and program development. He was most recently the recreation division manager for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, where he guided the creation of the Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area, the Ride Safe. Ride Smart program and the North Dakota Trails Conference.

Great North Insurance Services hires three

Great North Insurance Services, West Fargo, has hired Erin Weaver and Danielle Miller as customer service representatives and Dominic Noonan as a life and health insurance sales agent.

Weaver has served in the North Dakota Air National Guard for more than four years. Miller is a graduate of North Dakota State University.

J&M Printing names director of marketing

J&M Printing, Fargo, has named Tiffany Bolgrean director of marketing.

Bolgrean has more than 15 years of experience in sales and advertising. She earned a bachelors degree in mass communications at North Dakota State University.

DFC Consultants hires Pfingsten, Zimara

DFC Consultants, Fargo, has hired Kathleen Pfingsten as an accountant and consultant and Sabrina Zimara as marketing coordinator.

Pfingsten has more than 20 years of accounting experience and Zimara has six years of experience and previously worked at Concordia College. Zimara has a degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Three new agents at Keller Williams Roers

Tom Anderson, Derek Brandenberg and Jolene Simmons have joined the Keller Williams Roers Realty Market Center, Fargo.

Anderson is originally from Grand Forks, where he graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelors degree in industrial technology. He was a custom home builder in west Florida for 16 years and has been a licensed real estate agent for 26 years.

Brandenberg is a native Edgeley, N.D., and previously worked with the Army National Guard as a recruiter.

Simmons has joined the Kipp Harris team at Keller Williams Roers. She is from Frazee, Minn., and has a degree in graphic design from Penn Foster. She previously worked as a secondary insurance specialist at Sanford Health, Fargo.

IT division at NDSU hires Brock, Eide

NDSUs Information Technology Division has hired Neil Brock as a help desk consultant and Jason Eide as a system administrator.

Brock has extensive experience providing IT support in the education field. He was a member of the help desk team at the University of Minnesota for more than 10 years. He also worked for a nonprofit organization at the University of Missouri and was a computer support specialist for Clay County. Brock earned a bachelors degree from Montana State University.

Eide has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. He worked at PRACS Institute in Fargo as application team lead and later as information technologies manager. He also worked in the banking industry, providing support for hardware, applications and systems at Bank of the West and Community First Technologies. Early in his career, Eide was director of information technology at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Before that, he provided computer support for NDSU Extension Services. He earned a bachelors degree from NDSU.

Henry joins BCBSND as medical director

Lisa Henry has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo, as a medical director in the health network innovation division.

She previously held several positions at the VA, including acting chief of medicine and acting community based outpatient clinic director, chief of the hospital/emergency department and hospitalist. Henry has an extensive background in quality improvement.

Henry earned a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and a doctorate in medicine from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed an internal medicine residency at UND.

Bonanzaville hires guest relations supervisor

Anna Rice has been hired as the guest relations supervisor at Bonanzaville, West Fargo.

She is a graduate of Concordia College with bachelor degrees in public relations and communications studies and theater art.

NDSCS hires student career services director

The North Dakota State College of Science has hired Jane Vangsness Frisch as the director of student success and career services at Wahpeton.

Vangsness Frisch, originally from Okabena, Minn., graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations and health education, a masters degree in mass communication and is pursuing a doctoral degree in institutional analysis.

She previously worked for the North Dakota University System as director of the North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention.

TMI Hospitality hires treasury analyst

TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Dan Johnson as a treasury analyst. Johnson earned a bachelors degree in accounting from North Dakota State University.

He has worked as senior financial analyst at Ballantyne Strong, Omaha, Neb., and as finance manager and assistant controller at Discovery Benefits, Fargo.

Applied Engineering hires design engineer

Applied Engineering, Fargo, has hired Matthew Walla as a design engineer.

Walla graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in manufacturing engineering.

Hettich joins The Village Business Institute

The Village Business Institute of The Village Family Service Center, Fargo, has hired Jeanne Hettich as the employee assistance program trainer.

Hettich earned a bachelors degree in communication studies and Spanish with a minor in leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Newton named strategic project manager

John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, has hired Travis Newton as a strategic project manager.

Newton has a bachelors degree in information systems from Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn.

Leutz hired at Sundog as web developer

Sundog, Fargo, has hired Weston Leutz as an associate web developer.

Leutz was previously a business intelligence consultant at Eagle Creek Software Services, Pierre, S.D. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in university studies with an emphasis in web design.

Elements hires Thomes in customer service

Mackenzie Thomes has been hired in the member and customer service department at Elements Fitness for Women, Fargo. Thomes is studying exercise science at North Dakota State University and has a minor in military science. She also serves with the Army National Guard in Fargo.

Rehab 4 Life hires physical therapist

Rehab 4 Life Physical Therapy and At Home Therapy Services, Fargo, has added Kari Thompson to its team of physical therapists.

Thompson earned a doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She is also certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG program and has previous experience working with patients with Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, stroke and other neurological disorders.

Lyson named partner at Kennelly OKeeffe

Tracy Lyson has been named a partner in the Kennelly OKeeffe law firm in Fargo.

Lyson joined the firm as the first associate after Chris Kennelly and Tim OKeeffe founded the firm. She concentrates her practice on family law and bankruptcy.

She started her legal career as a legal secretary in a law practice in South Dakota. She earned a degree in paralegal studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks.