Hires and promotions (March 11, 2017)
Two join Aldevron
Jason Orloske and Alan Repak have joined Aldevron in Fargo.
Orloske is a manager in the company's project management area. He was previously employed at WEX Health in Fargo and WEX in Portland, Maine. He earned a bachelor's degree in business communications from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a master of project management degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Repak is a laboratory technician. He's a graduate of North Dakota State University and earned a bachelor's degree in zoology.
Keller Williams Inspire Realty welcomes six
Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo, owned by Jeff Shipley, has changed its name to Keller Williams Inspire Realty and moved to a new location in south Fargo at 4575 23rd Ave. S., Suite 400.
The company welcomed six new agents in February.
Newly licensed agents are Jeanne Wurzbacher, West Fargo; Sarah Gerads, Moorhead; and Vanessa Sams, Fargo.
Transferred agents are Dave Werth, Moorhead, from CP Realty in Fargo; Danielle Carlson, Maple Grove, Minn., from Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest; O'Mara Dunnigan, Moorhead, from Long and Foster in Maryland to both Keller Williams Inspire Realty in Fargo and Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland.
Bell Bank promotes one, hires one
Eric Halvorson has been promoted to SVP/director of commercial real estate lending at Bell Bank in Fargo.
Halvorson earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has been in the banking field for 18 years. Halvorson started his career as a bank examiner with the FDIC. He joined Bell Bank in 2002 and previously served as SVP/commercial lender.
Jamie Klein has been hired as a credit officer. He earned a bachelor's degree in ag economics with a minor in business administration from North Dakota State University and has nearly 18 years of ag/commercial lending experience.
McDaniel joins Pediatric Therapy Partners
Kristie McDaniel has joined Pediatric Therapy Partners in Fargo as an office assistant.
McDaniel earned a medical secretary degree from Northwest Technical College in Moorhead. She has extensive experience in the industry, including 14 years at a life insurance company, and more than 12 years as an administrative assistant.
Choice Financial hires Maher
Scott Maher recently joined Choice Financial in Fargo as a frontline specialist.
Maher earned a bachelor's degree in sports management with a minor in business administration and communication from North Dakota State University. He is also working on his master's of business administration from Liberty University.
ByteSpeed hires one, promotes one
ByteSpeed in Moorhead has recently hired one new employee, Sabrina Mayaan, as sales account manager, and promoted Kevin Fritz from help desk to server team as server engineer.
Sanford Health welcomes four new providers
Four providers have recently joined the Sanford Health Fargo team: Miriam Anderson, nurse practitioner, Sanford Medical Center Broadway; Stacey Rorie, D.N.P., Sanford Broadway Clinic; Kayla Stiles, CRNA, Sanford Medical Center Broadway; and Dr. Grant Syverson, Sanford Broadway Clinic.
Anderson earned a graduate degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck. She is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She specializes in internal medicine.
Rorie earned a doctorate degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification program. She specializes in internal medicine, and is accepting new patients.
Stiles earned a graduate degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She is board-certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. She specializes in anesthesiology.
Syverson earned a medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks. He completed his residency in pediatrics and his fellowship in pediatric rheumatology both at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Syverson specializes in pediatric rheumatology and is accepting new patients.
Kraus-Anderson promotes Wilmes
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. of Minneapolis has promoted Ross Wilmes to North Dakota director of operations.
In his new position, Wilmes will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's North Dakota office in Minot. He has served as senior project manager since 2014.
Some of Wilmes' North Dakota projects for Kraus-Anderson include: K-12 education projects for Central Cass Schools based in Casselton, Richardton-Taylor Public Schools, Minot Public Schools and Alexander Public Schools, higher education projects for the University of Mary in Bismarck, and office projects for Ironworkers Local 512 in Mandan and Basin Electric in Bismarck.
Prior to joining Kraus-Anderson, Wilmes was project manager for North Dakota-based Comstock Construction Inc., where he managed North Dakota construction projects in education, health care and housing. Wilmes earned an architectural drafting and estimating technology degree from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. He is a member of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Capital City Lions Club.
Kilbourne Group hires five, transitions one
Kilbourne Group in Fargo announces the addition of five new members to its team, and the transition of one.
Claire Anderson has been named commercial leasing agent for Kilbourne Commercial Real Estate. Anderson attended North Dakota State University and earned a bachelor of science degree in advertising and public relations.
Blake Carson joined Kilbourne Construction Management as construction superintendent. His career in construction has been in residential and commercial construction specializing in masonry projects. His most recent role was with Buckley Masonry as foreman, as well as an independent contractor.
Margie Johnson joined Kilbourne Group as director of human resources. Johnson graduated from the University of Phoenix, earning a master of business administration with an emphasis in human resource management, as well as a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Her most recent role was human resource director at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Jenn Lambert, a Kilbourne Group team member since 2012, has transitioned to construction accountant with Kilbourne Construction Management. Lambert earned a bachelor of science degree in business accounting from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is a certified public accountant.
Jodi Meisch joined Kilbourne Group as an accounting assistant. Meisch graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, earning an associate of applied science degree in accounting as well as a certificate in American Sign Language studies. Her career includes experience in the real estate and home building industry, where her most recent role was executive administrator with Realty Executives North Plains.
Keith Vollbrecht joined Kilbourne Construction Management as construction project coordinator. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead, earning a bachelor of science degree in biology. His most recent role was with John Deere as senior prototype buyer. His past work experiences include materials management, planning/scheduling, procurement and supply chain management.
Strebe named president of Starion Bank
Starion Bank has named Arnie Strebe president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of CEO and chairman of the board for the bank that has multiple locations in North Dakota.
Strebe joined Starion in April 2015 as chief human resources officer, bringing more than 30 years of senior-level leadership experience at global companies in multiple industries. Strebe also brings 20 years of experience in family-owned businesses.
Strebe earned a bachelor's degree in education from Minot (N.D.) State University and a master's degree in education from Jones International University, and is a graduate of the senior human resources program of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also served in the U.S. Army and North Dakota Army National Guard, graduating with honors from numerous military schools. A five-time Iron Man finisher, Strebe has been instrumental in the creation of the annual youth triathlon in Bismarck.
Feedman joins Severson, Wogsland and Liebl PC
Ben Feedman has joined Severson, Wogsland and Liebl PC in Fargo as an attorney specializing in helping people resolve family law issues including divorce, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support, adoption, and CHIPS or child protection matters. He also assists clients with establishing or maintaining guardianships and conservatorships.
During law school, he was a law clerk for a family law attorney in Minneapolis. After graduation, Feedman worked for a year and a half as a staff attorney for a district court judge in Glencoe, Minn.
He earned a juris doctor degree from the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, where he earned a Dean's Award for the top score in his family law class. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul with a double major in business and biblical studies.
Spotlight Media hires two
Spotlight Media in Fargo has hired two new employees.
Matt Anderson was hired as a designer. He attended the graphic arts program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College and worked as an art director for Absolute Marketing Group and as an artist for collegiate apparel at Blue84.
Layne Hanson was hired as sales manager. He previously worked at Baker Hill, D+H, Harland Financial Solutions and Sparak Financial Systems. He earned degrees in finance and management from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Cornerstone Bank welcomes new team members
Danielle LeNoue has joined Cornerstone Bank in Fargo as a customer service representative. She brings over two years of experience.
Susan Maack has joined Cornerstone Bank as a customer service representative in Fargo. Maack brings over 10 years of experience.
Miriam Troitte has joined Cornerstone Bank as an associate vice president/operations officer in Fargo. Troitte earned a bachelor's degree in financial management and a master's degree in business administration, both from the University of North Dakota. She brings over 10 years of experience.
Julie Krantz has joined Cornerstone Bank as an assistant controller in Fargo. Krantz majored in accounting at North Dakota State University. She brings over 20 years of experience.
Alayna Halstensgaard has joined Cornerstone Bank as an operations assistant in Fargo. Halstensgaard majored in psychology at North Dakota State University. She brings over five years of experience.
Dennis Erdmann has joined Cornerstone Bank as a credit analyst in Fargo. Erdmann majored in business administration at Valley City (N.D.) State University and is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking. He brings over 20 years of experience.
Gordon joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Phebe Gordon has joined the Pediatrics Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Gordon earned a doctorate degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Melvin joins Ulteig
Andrew Melvin has joined Ulteig Engineers' technical Services-transmission, distribution and communication team in Fargo as technical manager of its new solar performance engineering service. He has nine years of solar engineering and leadership experience.
Linda Mayer promoted at Capp, DDS
Dr. Patrick J. Capp announced that Linda Mayer has been promoted to head of hygiene at the Fargo office. She joined the team in November as a dental hygienist.
Mayer graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in 1987 with an associate degree in dental hygiene.
TMI Hospitality announces new hires
TMI Hospitality in Fargo added the following new team members at its Fargo corporate office:
Kelsey McFarlane was hired as digital marketing specialist. McFarlane joins TMI with 10 years of content editing and social media customer care experience. She earned a degree in sociology from Concordia College.
Lori Connor joined TMI as an accounts payable specialist. She brings 22 years of combined experience in accounts payable, processing and telephone banking to the team.
Discovery Benefits promotes three, hires five
Discovery Benefits in Fargo promoted three individuals to new positions within the company and hired five new employees.
Kirsten Stiening was promoted to director of compliance. Stiening began her career at Discovery Benefits in 1992 as a retirement administrator. She has held multiple roles in the company, most recently holding the job title of compliance manager. Stiening earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Haley Hand and Amanda Bratlie were promoted to senior benefits implementation managers.
Hand joined Discovery Benefits in 2016 as a benefits implementation manager. Before working at Discovery Benefits, she was the practice representative of Healing Arts Chiropractic. Hand earned a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in advertising from the University of North Dakota.
Bratlie started with Discovery Benefits in 2012 as a participant services specialist. She held roles in its learning, and development and participant services team before her most recent position as senior implementation manager. Bratlie earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration on professional selling from the University of Wisconsin- Stout.
Mirela Pike was hired as a manager-account management. MB Dort joined as a senior account manager. Jennifer Maynard and Samantha Hochhalter were hired as account specialists. Tessa Bergstrom started as a participant services specialist.