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Hires and promotions (July 12)

Stich named project manager at Appareo

Chris Stich has joined Appareo Systems in Fargo as a project manager.

Stich is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

He is a native of Red Lake Falls, Minn., and he previously worked at Packet Digital.

Compton hired as a credit analyst

Jeffrey Compton has joined Choice Financial in Fargo as a credit analyst.

Compton graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

Family HealthCare appoints chief exec

Family HealthCare in Fargo announces the appointment of Patrick Gulbranson as chief executive officer.

Gulbranson served as Family HealthCare’s chief operating officer and deputy CEO since October 2012.

In addition to continuing these duties, he is also responsible for the leadership of the medical interpreter program, which provides services in 13 different languages.

Prior to his role at Family HealthCare, Gulbranson held a number of operational leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota over 10 years.

He earned his master’s degree in public human service and health administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his bachelor’s degree in health care administration and long-term care administration at Concordia College.

Carpenter promoted to social services director

Mandy Carpenter has been named director of social services at Bethany on University.

A native of St. John, N.D., Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She joined Bethany Retirement Living in 2013 as a social worker at Bethany on 42nd.

Goldmark promotes Petron and Stetz

Goldmark Property Management has promoted Jeremy Petron to regional manager and Shannon Stetz to area manager.

Petron joined Goldmark Property Management in 2005 and held positions of site manager, trainer and area manager in Fargo and Bismarck prior to being promoted to regional manager for Bismarck and Grand Forks. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and holds the certified apartment manager designation from the National Apartment Association.

Stetz joined Goldmark as a leasing specialist in 2011 and progressed to site manager before being promoted to area manager for Fargo. She is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

KLJ hires Zahalka in Fargo office

KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm, has hired Gary Zahalka in its Fargo office.

Zahalka is an electrical engineer at KLJ’s Fargo office in the Power group.

He earned a master’s degree in business from University of Mary and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. He has more than 20 years of engineering and business experience.

Rieth promoted to CFO of Bank Forward

Chad Rieth has been promoted to chief financial officer for Bank Forward.

Rieth joined Bank Forward as vice president of finance in 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Two join Fargo campus of Univ. of Jamestown

The University of Jamestown Physical Therapy program has hired Mitch Wolden as assistant professor and Tara Haj as assistant director of clinical education at the university’s Fargo campus.

Wolden was most recently employed by ProRehab Physical and Occupational Therapy of Fargo. He has worked as a physical therapist in the Fargo area since 2009. He earned his bachelor’s and doctor of physical therapy degrees from the University of North Dakota, and received board certification as an orthopaedic specialist in June 2013. He will pursue a Ph.D. in education at North Dakota State University.

Haj comes to the University of Jamestown from Sanford Health, Fargo, where she has been a full-time physical therapist in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation since 2008. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and her doctor of physical therapy from UND.

Spectrum Aeromed adds HR, marketing position

Ashli Kottsick has been hired as a human resources and marketing generalist at Spectrum Aeromed.

This is a newly created position in which Kottsick will be responsible for all human resources activities as well as providing marketing, accounting, IT, special project and general administration support in the office.

Kottsick worked in APAC customer services at Microsoft and most recently served as an account manager for the United States Department of Energy. She received her degree in child development from Butte College in Oroville, Calif.

Intelligent InSites hires Heiden, Thompson

Intelligent InSites has hired Nichole Heiden as a project manager and Mandi Thompson as an engineering systems designer.

Prior to joining Intelligent InSites, Heiden was business systems analyst with Bell State Bank and Trust and solution manager at Microsoft’s MBS Division, Fargo. Heiden has a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She was previously a resource analyst for Enterprise Planning.

Administrator, agents join Fargo realty firm

Catherine Lundberg has accepted the position of market center administrator for Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo.

Lundberg is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience as an accountant and controller.

Keller Williams Roers has also added several new agents and staff.

Lindsay Erhardt, Jered Wambach and Lynn Motteberg have joined the FM Team.

Patrice Boss, Zach Erdman, Trevor Sanders, Tara Beck and Isaiah Johns recently joined the Fargo office.

Busch, Karjalainen join Avail Psychological

Avail Psychological and Addiction Services, Fargo, has added two licensed addiction counselors.

Megan Busch and Jessica Karjalainen will provide focused nonresidential addiction treatment.

John Deere Electronic Solutions adds three

John Deere Electronic Solutions has added Adam Hoffert as software design engineer, Jim Harveland as senior digital electronic design engineer and Chris Reek as PV&V engineer/second shift supervisor.

Hoffert has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from North Dakota State University.

Harveland holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from North Dakota State University.

Reek received his bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Minnesota State University Mankato.