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Published April 05 2014

Hires and promotions (April 5)

Boys & Girls Club hires Siegrist, Griffey

Jean Siegrist and Kia Griffey have been hired as promise fellows at the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley, Fargo.

Both will work with youth, plan and design programs, lead service learning experiences and support community volunteers and club-wide programs.

Siegrist has many years of experience working with youth. She graduated from Aaker’s Business College with a degree in business management sales and marketing.

Griffey has 14 years of experience working with youth and is a senior in the distance education program at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she is studying children and family ministries.


F-M Ambulance hires two, promotes three

Ron Lawler and Steve Siedschlag have returned to F-M Ambulance Service in Fargo, Lawler as director of education and Siedschlag as information administrator.

Chad Mickelson has been promoted to director of operations, Drew Schwan to operations manager and Kristi Engelstad to outreach coordinator.

Lawler previously worked for F-M Ambulance for 12 years, and is returning after working as an EMS instructor for Gwinnet Technical College in Georgia.

Siedschlag previously worked at Sanford AirMed and SIM ND. He previously worked for F-M Ambulance as a paramedic and EMS educator.

Mickelson has been a paramedic with F-M Ambulance for more than 12 years.

Schwan previously worked as a paramedic for F-M Ambulance and Sanford AirMed. He also served as a medic during his deployment with the Minnesota National Guard.

Engelstad has been with F-M Ambulance since 2001, most recently as an EMS educator.


Deckmasters hires designer, estimator

Josh Smook has joined Deckmasters in Fargo as project designer and estimator.

Smook is originally from Aberdeen, S.D. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction management.


Hotzler named content services director at FCC

Mary Jo Hotzler has been promoted to the newly created role of director of content services for Forum Communications Co.

She will oversee the recently formed Content Services division and will work with all FCC newsrooms to carry forward content initiatives and strategies across the company.

Hotzler currently manages Forum News Service. She has been in this role since 2013 and in that time has grown the news service into a full-scale regional news service with employees in Fargo, Bismarck, Williston, N.D., and St. Paul. Hotzler will continue to provide direction to the news service, but day-to-day efforts will be managed by Forum News Service Editor Jeff Beach.

The Content Services division will encompass Forum News Service as well as the company’s video department, led by Jim Manney, and the content operations department, led by Devlyn Brooks.

In addition, Hotzler will be the liaison to FCC newsrooms to provide support on content issues and newsroom best practices.

Hotzler has held several positions within the company over the past 13 years, including editor of the Grand Forks Herald and deputy editor of The Forum. She began as a reporter for The Forum in 2001, and previously worked in book publishing.


Three new employees at Discovery Benefits

Discovery Benefits in Fargo has hired Wesley Hagel as a benefits operations specialist, Toni Trottier as a COBRA/ billing solutions carrier relations specialist and Alissa Maier as a benefit senior account manager.


Ulteig names Erickson to design engineer post

Ulteig has hired Andrew Erickson as a design engineer in the transmission distribution and communications group. He will be working in the company’s office in Fargo.

Erickson most recently worked for KBM, Inc., where he had been a transmission line design engineer in the Grand Forks office.

He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from North Dakota State University.


Hawley firm hires Mastel as controller

Implementation Specialists, Hawley, Minn., has hired Dan Mastel as controller.

Mastel will graduate in May from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

He also graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, with an associate degree in accounting.


Cornerstone Bank promotes 1, hires 1

Darren Volk has been promoted to credit analyst II at the Cornerstone Bank branch on 45th Street South in Fargo.

James Hambrick has joined Cornerstone Bank as a senior vice president/

business banker.

Volk joined Cornerstone Bank in 2010 as a mortgage loan processor and was promoted to credit analyst in 2011. Volk has worked in the banking business since 2006.

Hambrick has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from North Dakota State University.


Kingsley hired as tech at NetWork Center Inc.

NetWork Center Inc., Fargo, has hired Alex Kingsley as a helpdesk technician.

Kingsley graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in business administration. He has more than six years of professional experience.


Gerblick joins LSS Senior Companions

Blaise Gerblick has joined the Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions program as a volunteer senior companion in the Fargo area.

He provides free in-home assistance with daily living activities and social and recreational opportunities to help local seniors who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled.

Gerblick is originally from Lake Zurich, Ill, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.


Midwest Fastener hires area account manager

Midwest Fastener Corp. has hired Jeff Moug, Horace, N.D., as a territory account manager.

Moug has many years of sales and service experience. He worked for 14 years with Hillman and Serv-a-Lite, covering sales territories in western Minnesota and North Dakota. He also has 10 years of retail management experience.


Houston Engineering names civil engineer

Matthew Enriquez has joined Houston Engineering as a civil engineer in the corporate office in Fargo.

Enriquez is a native of Los Angeles, and he graduated from Stanford University in California with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He previously interned at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

He will work in the water resources service sector.


Five new providers at Sanford Health Fargo

Five new providers have recently joined Sanford Health in Fargo. They are Dr. Mentor Ahmeti, general and trauma surgery, Sanford Broadway Clinic; and Irina Son, Jennifer Cross, Leanna Lauer and Stephen Devaney, certified registered nurse anesthetists, Sanford Medical Center.

Dr. Ahmeti received his medical degree from the University of Tirana School of Medicine in Albania. He completed his general surgery residency at Texas Tech University and he completed his fellowship with University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio.

Son, Cross and Lauer received their graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Devaney received his graduate degree from the School of Anesthesia at Mount Marty College, Yankton, S.D.


Three promoted at Cass County Sheriff’s Office

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office in Fargo has promoted Andy Frobig to captain, Amanda Hendrickson to lieutenant and Kris Kevorkian to sergeant.

Frobig has served with the sheriff’s office since 2004 and he will now serve as the jail administrator of the corrections division.

Hendrickson has worked at the Cass County Jail since 2002. She will serve as the assistant jail administrator of the corrections division.

Kevorkian has served with the Cass County Jail since 2005. He will now serve as a shift commander for the jail.


Two appointed at Tri-College University

The Tri-College University has promoted Vicki Ihry to communications coordinator and administrative assistant to the TCU provost and Danielle Seehafer has been named the administrative assistant for the Tri-College Educational Leadership program.

For the past 13 years, Ihry was the administrative assistant for the Tri-College Educational Leadership program.

Seehafer is a graduate of North Dakota State University with degrees in sociology and business administration.


ByteSpeed adds four to production team

ByteSpeed in Moorhead has hired four new employees to their production team.

They include Joe Schmidt, Brandon Ferris and Marshall Doane as computer builders and Paul Schumaier as a support technician.


General Equipment promotes 1, hires 1

General Equipment and Supplies in Fargo has promoted Tom Hamm to Minnesota cranes sales. He was previously the customer finance coordinator. Sara Ludwig has been hired as credit analyst in the corporate headquarters in Fargo.

Originally from Sisseton, S.D., Hamm attended the University of Mary and he lives in Barnesville, Minn.

Ludwig previously worked at Cargill as a dispute coordinator. Originally from Bismarck, she attended Dickinson (N.D.) State University and she lives in Fargo.


Andrick promoted at Globe University

Globe University-Moorhead has promoted John Andrick to campus director.

Andrick joined Globe University in 2013 as director of education. He has nearly eight years of related professional experience.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and a master’s degree from Lewis University.


ShareHouse hires six new employees

ShareHouse Inc. in Fargo has hired Jaime Legatt as a registered nurse at Stepping Stones in New York Mills, Minn., Jim Symons and Patricia Winters as licensed addiction counselors, and Thurmond Stephens, Ashley Fugleberg and Jaimee Doll as case managers.

Legatt earned an associate’s degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena. She most recently worked at Accurate Home Care, Otsego, Minn., and Perham Living Sanford, Perham, Minn.

Symons earned a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in chemical dependency from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He most recently worked at Drake Counseling Services, Fargo.

Winters earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child development and family science from North Dakota State University, and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis on addiction from UND.

Stephens is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human development and family science from NDSU. He has also completed course work in the master’s program on couples and family therapy at NDSU. He received a bachelor’s degree in communication and sociology from Concordia College and most recently worked at Prairie St. John’s, Fargo.

Fugleberg is pursuing a dual master’s degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from MSUM. She has been employed at ShareHouse since 2011.

Doll is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She completed coursework in behavior therapy and assessment I&II from NDSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Mary, Bismarck.


Jackson hired as TMI corporate talent adviser

Stephanie Jackson has joined TMI Hospitality in Fargo as a corporate talent adviser.

Jackson previously served as contractor recruiter for Aggregate Industries, Moorhead, and as a recruiter for Volt Workforce Solutions, Minneapolis.

She graduated from Ridgewater College, Willmar, Minn., with a diploma in sales and marketing and studied retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Nelson joins KW Commercial Real Estate

Jay Nelson, a commercial real estate agent, has joined KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Roers Realty, Fargo.

Nelson has been in the commercial real estate industry for 10 years and has earned the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and Certified Commercial Investment Member designations.

Nelson specializes in office, industrial and investment real estate.


Taylor hired as peer mentoring specialist

Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Fargo, has hired Tawnya Taylor as a peer mentoring specialist.

She will provide resources and facilitate peer mentor matches in Freedom Resource Center’s 19 county service area.

Taylor is originally from the Bismarck area, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Kaplan University.

She was previously employed at Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Fargo.


Way promoted to residential specialist II

Brianna Way has been promoted to residential specialist II at Centre Inc., Fargo.

She is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She has been with Centre Inc., for more than a year and was previously a residential specialist I.