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Published May 31 2013

Hires and promotions - 06/01/13

Smith hired as Fraser residential coordinator

Amy Smith has accepted the position of residential coordinator with Fraser Ltd., Fargo.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

TMI Hospitality hires Winge, Schroeder

TMI Hospitality, Fargo, has hired Becky Winge as a payroll specialist and Erin Schroeder as the development department administrative assistant.

Winge graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, and she previously was a finance associate for PRACS Institute, Fargo.

Schroeder earned an associate degree in travel business management from Aakers Business College in Fargo and she has previous experience in the construction industry.

Datrue promotes Fields to general manager

Datrue Process Automation, a bank equipment and technology company with offices in Mandan, N.D., Fargo and Billings, Mont., has promoted Terry Fields to general manager.

Fields, who previously served as a sales representative and sales director for the past 10 years, will oversee the day-to-day operations throughout a four-state service area.

Keller Williams adds Huber to staff

Melissa Huber has joined Keller Williams Realty, Fargo, as the executive assistant.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

CoBank promotes Kranz to regional VP in Fargo

CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers throughout the United States, has named Preston Kranz regional vice president for the bank’s regional agribusiness banking group in Fargo.

Kranz joined CoBank in 2008 and most recently served as a vice president and senior relationship manager with CoBank’s Fargo banking center.

Kranz started his finance career at Case Credit Corp. in Minneapolis. Prior to joining CoBank, he spent 10 years with Farm Credit Services of America.

Englund joins Village staff in Moorhead

Brian Englund has joined the staff at The Village Family Service Center in Moorhead as a facilitator in the Family Group Decision Making Program.

Englund graduated from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University with a degree in criminal justice. He was previously employed as a social worker with Indian Child Welfare from 2008 to 2013.

Crowe-Westall named program director

Wanda Crowe-Westall has been promoted to program director of ShareHouse Stepping Stones, a women’s and children’s residential treatment facility in New York Mills, Minn.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in human services and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a minor in sociology, with concentration in chemical addiction counseling from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D.

Crowe-Westall has been employed at ShareHouse since January, and she most recently worked as a team lead in the adult addiction unit at Southeast Human Service Center, Fargo.

BlackRidgeBANK names Klabo market president

Darren Klabo has been promoted to market president for BlackRidgeBANK.

He joined BlackRidgeBANK when it was founded in 2007 and has been serving as vice president/senior lender. A North Dakota native, he earned a business and finance degree from Mayville (N.D.) State University and has

more than 13 years of commercial banking experience.

BlackRidgeBANK now has two locations in Fargo and West Fargo. Klabo will work out of the West Fargo office.

Noridian promotes Roseth to VP position

Ken Roseth has been promoted to vice president of enterprise corporate services at Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., Fargo. He previously served as director of facilities for the company.

Roseth joined NMIC as Noridian Administrative Services facilities director in 2002 before being promoted to assistant vice president of Noridian Administrative Services facilities in 2005.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from North Dakota State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck.

New Bell State Bank site opening Monday

Brenda Messerschmidt has been named vice president/branch manager and Mavis Larson has been named a personal banking officer at Bell State Bank & Trust’s newest location at 5680 23rd Ave. S., Fargo, which will open Monday A grand opening celebration week will be held later in June.

Originally from Mountain, N.D., Messerschmidt has been in the banking field for 28 years. She started her career at Citizens State Bank in Neche, N.D. She joined Bell State Bank & Trust in 2003 and previously served as vice president/branch manager at the 2501 S. University Drive location in Fargo.

Larson is originally from Barnesville, Minn., and has 45 years of banking experience. She joined Bell State Bank & Trust in 1999 and previously served as a personal banking officer at the 2501 S. University Drive location in Fargo.

Two new hires at Otter Tail Corp. in Fargo

Otter Tail Corp. has hired Al Carlson as director of talent management and leadership development and Jennifer Lee as payroll and benefits specialist, both at the corporate headquarters in Fargo.

Carlson graduated from William Penn University with a master’s degree in business leadership and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mid America Nazarene University. He has more than 25 years of experience in human resource training and development from Pella Corp., Chicago, as well as other human resources management roles.

Lee is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and education. She previously worked at Essentia Health as an HR generalist and other HR related roles.

Three new employees at Sundog in Fargo

Sundog, Fargo, has hired Christopher Kulish as a software engineer and Evan Hammond and Tim McMichael as Web developers.

Kulish previously worked for six years as a Web developer at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. He earned an associate degree in applied science and microcomputer and network technology at Northwest Technical College.

McMichael previously worked as a Web developer at Absolute Marketing, Moorhead. He graduated from MSCTC with a degree in Web development.

Hammond worked as a web developer at MSCTC and an adjunct professor of Web development at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He graduated from MSUM with a bachelor’s degree in graphic communications and multimedia and Web development.

Walman Optical names office supervisor

Jamie Frank has been promoted to office supervisor at Walman Optical, Fargo.

Frank will be responsible for supervising the Walman and Soderberg divisions at the Fargo branch.

She has more than 15 years of optical experience and has been with the business for the past five years.

InterOffice in Fargo hires Ebnet as designer

InterOffice Workspace Furniture and Design, Fargo, has hired Tina Ebnet as an interior de-signer and sales specialist.

Ebnet has worked in commercial furniture and interior design for more than two years and is a graduate of the North Dakota State University interior design program.

Moore Engineering hires six in West Fargo

Moore Engineering, West Fargo, has hired Matthew Johnson as survey crew chief, Jesse Ellefson as a CADD technician, John DeVito as a survey crew instrument operator, Brandon Bucholz and Jesse Berg as graduate engineers, and Keith Asheim as a building inspector.

Johnson previously worked at Penco Engineering as a party chief. He is a native of California.

Ellefson received an associate degree in land surveying and civil engineering technology from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. He was previously employed by Red River Human Services as a direct support provider. He is a native of Morris, Minn.

DeVito received an associate degree in civil engineering technologies from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. He was employed by Moore Engineering last summer as a rodman. DeVito is a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Bucholz received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He was employed by Moore Engineering last summer as a resident project representative. He is a native of Moorhead.

Berg received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He was employed by Moore Engineering last summer as a resident project representative. He is a native of Minot, N.D.

Asheim earned a bachelor’s of degree in construction management from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was previously employed by the Army Corps of Engineers as an inspector. Asheim is a native of Hillsboro, N.D.

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