Forum staff reports , Published May 10 2013
Hires and promotions - 05/11/13Coldwell Banker First Realty hires three
Coldwell Banker First Realty in Fargo has hired Nate Callens as director of marketing, and Michael White and Kirk Carlson as sales associates.
Callens has more than 12 years of marketing and graphic design experience. He previously worked for Sign Pro, Border States Electric and Boss Design and Sign, all of Fargo. He has also owned and operated Boss DJ Services since 2004, specializing in wedding entertainment and karaoke. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.
White is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota and was previously with Marx Estate-Household Sales, where he specialized in property appraisals.
Carlson is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota. He has worked nearly 20 years as a funeral director for West Funeral Home of West Fargo and Casselton, N.D. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in mortuary science.
Frost hired as director of business excellence
EAPC Architects Engineers has hired Chad Frost as director of business excellence. EAPC is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with offices in various locations including Fargo,
Frost will focus on using continuous improvement tools and quality management principles to help EAPC customers eliminate waste and increase profitability.
He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and operations leadership roles within the computer hard disk drive, electrical distribution, composites, motion control electronics and agricultural manufacturing industries.
Paulson hired as Fraser residential coordinator
Jennie Paulson has accepted the position of residential coordinator with Fraser Ltd., Fargo.
Paulson earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Vanity corporate office hires Bricker, Woods
Bobbi Bricker has joined Vanity as a merchandise planner in the planning and allocation department and Chaka Woods has joined the company as a fit and production assistant.
Bricker has retail, accounting and finance experience from Tecton Products, Minnesota School of Business and Slumberland Furniture. She recently graduated from Minnesota School of Business with a master’s degree in business administration. She also has a master’s degree in organizational management and a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Woods has fitting and sewing experience from Alterations by L. She recently graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor‘s degree in graphic design.
General Equipment hires Chad Ransom
Chad Ransom has been hired as a credit analyst at General Equipment and Supplies. He will be based at the corporate headquarters in Fargo.
He previously worked for Titan Machinery as a management trainee/JD Edwards trainer
Originally from Fargo, Ransom attended North Dakota State University.
Hanson joins Houston Engineering in Fargo
Stan Hanson has joined Houston Engineering as a civil engineer in the company’s Fargo office.
Hanson is originally from Sherwood, N.D., and graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
He previously worked at Stantec, St. Cloud, Minn., and has more than 26 years of related experience in the civil engineering field.
Elements hires Edin as Tai Chi Chih instructor
Barbara Edin has joined the staff of Elements Inner Focus, Fargo.
Edin is a physical therapist and a Tai Chi Chih instructor. She will teach Tai Chi Chih at Elements Fitness for Women in Fargo.
Shequen promoted to management at Noridian
Katie Shequen has been promoted to manager of durable medical equipment medical review at Noridian Administrative Services, Fargo.
Shequen joined Noridian in 2010 as a medical review examiner in DME medical review. She was promoted to senior medical review ex-aminer in 2011 and to team leader in 2012.
Originally from Detroit Lakes, Minn., she earned an associate degree as a licensed practical nurse from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes, and an associate degree as a registered nurse from MSCTC, Moorhead. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
AgCountry promotes Anderson to loan officer
Quinn Anderson has been promoted to loan officer at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo.
Anderson joined Ag-Country in 2010 as a credit analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and is pursuing a master’s degree in ag economics through Purdue University.
Nganje to head NDSU agribusiness department
William Nganje has joined the North Dakota State University department of agribusiness and applied economics as department chairman and professor.
Nganje was previously an associate professor of agribusiness finance at Arizona State University’s Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness-WP Carey School of Business. He was also an assistant and associate professor in the NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
Nganje earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural engineering and economics from ENSA-University in Dschang, Cameroon. He earned a doctorate degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Catholic Charities ND hires four, promotes 1
Catholic Charities North Dakota, Fargo, has hired Shar Sylvester as director of finances and Alicia King, Morgan Eberhardt and Sara Renfrew as staff working with the Adults Adopting Special Kids program. Sonja McLean has been promoted to east region supervisor of the AASK program.
Sylvester has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree in business administration from North Dakota State University. She was previously a controller at Precision Equipment Manufacturing. Sylvester is also a major in the North Dakota Army National Guard with more than 23 years of service.
King graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a social work degree. She previously worked at Barnes County (N.D.) Social Services.
Eberhardt received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She previously worked as a social worker in Sargent and Ransom counties of North Dakota.
Renfrew graduated from MSUM with a degree in social work and previously worked at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, and Golden Living Center, Moorhead.
McLean graduated with a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from MSUM and was hired as an adoption worker with the AASK program in 2008.
Pediatric Therapy Partners hires Graham
Heather Graham, a speech-language pathologist, has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners, Fargo.
Graham earned a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Minnesota and has several years of experience working as a pediatric speech-language pathologist in hospital, private practice and school settings.
She has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders and is currently working toward her autism certification through Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Papachek named senior VP of development firm
Brandt Development, Fargo, has hired Rusty Papachek as senior vice president.
Papachek will be responsible for the management and development of commercial real estate owned by companies related to Brandt Development.
Papachek has more than 22 years of property management experience in the shopping center industry, most recently as general manager for the past 14 years at West Acres Shopping Center, Fargo. He was also general manager of Dakota Square in Minot, N.D., and assistant manager of Kirkwood Mall, Bismarck.
Originally from Cando, N.D., Papachek graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a business management degree.
Village hires licensed addiction counselor
Pam Erickson has been hired as a licensed addiction counselor for First Step Recovery at The Village Family Service Center, Fargo.
Erickson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and is a licensed social worker and addiction counselor. She was previously employed at Southeast Human Service Center, Fargo.
Moore Engineering adds 2 to West Fargo office
Moore Engineering has hired Laurie Beach as an accounting assistant and Mark Dose as a project engineer in the firm’s West Fargo office.
Beach earned an associate degree in office business from Minnesota State University Moorhead. A native of Grand Forks, she was previously employed in the accounting department at Franke & Associates.
Dose earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from North Dakota State University. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Conservation Service as a project engineer. He is a native of Arlington, Minn.
Ward named VP of sales at TMI Hospitality
TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Barb Ward as vice president of sales.
Ward earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and education from Concordia College and most recently held multiple sales leadership roles at CSM Corp., Minneapolis.
She has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, with companies including Crestline Hotels and Resorts, Fairfax, Va., and Wischermann Partners, Minneapolis.
Christianson’s hires project manager
Rebecca Heymer has joined Christianson’s Business Furniture, Fargo, as a project manager and customer relations associate.
Heymer graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stout, with a bachelor’s degree in retail merchandising and management.
Lexstar hires corporate financial officer
Lexstar Real Estate Services, Fargo, has hired Dan Stanley as corporate financial officer.
Stanley is a graduate of the University of South Dakota Business School, Vermillion, and is also a certified public accountant. He has nearly 20 years of experience in leadership roles as a controller with several manufacturing companies plus the retail building materials industry.
Spherion Corp. names client service manager
Spherion Corp., a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, has named Brenda Johnson as client service manager in the Fargo office.
She will work with Spherion’s temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placement solutions. She has several years of experience in staffing, operational management, account management, training and leadership. She will specialize in light industrial areas, including assembly, production, manufacturing and warehouse and sales.
Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Dr. Leslie Chan seeing patients at DL clinic
Dr. Leslie Chan, a pain management specialist with Essentia Health, is now seeing patients at St. Mary’s Clinic, De-troit Lakes, Minn.
Chan also sees patients in Park Rapids, Minn., Fargo and Jamestown, N.D. He joins Essentia pain management experts Dr. John Erie and Dr. John Vinych, who also see patients in Detroit Lakes.
He completed his medical education at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine and he completed his residency at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.