Business people - Dec. 26, 2010

2010-12-25T22:30:00Z Business people - Dec. 26, 2010 Bismarck Tribune
December 25, 2010 10:30 pm

Two elected

Two people involved in Bismarck auto dealerships have been elected to positions in the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota.

Justin Theel, owner of Cedric Theel Toyota Scion, was elected chairman. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2003.

Jesse Peterson, part-owner and general sales manager of Eide Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc., was elected to the board of directors.

Theel, a third-generation auto dealer, received a business degree from the University of Notre Dame and also graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Dealer Academy.

Peterson earned a degree in business management and marketing from Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

In 2005, he began working at Eide Ford in Bismarck, a dealership owned by his grandfather, Allen Eide, since 1981.

Schwab certified

Julie Schwab, Medcenter One corporate compliance officer, recently passed the Compliance Certification Board’s examination to be certified in health care compliance.

This designation means Schwab is equipped to provide direction to Medcenter One as the organization strives to meet the federal, state and local healthcare regulations.

Prior to becoming Medcenter One’s compliance officer, Schwab served was Medcenter One clinic administrator for seven years.

New at firm

Lindsay Kostelecky, Jodi Knutson, Mike Elstad, Kevin Klein, Paul Mausehund, Jaclyn Tenneson and Doug Frisque have joined Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.

Kostelecky and Knutson are administrative assistants.

Kostelecky has a bachelor of science in business administration with a minor in finance from Dickinson State University.

Knutson has 10 years of experience in office and accounting support and is majoring in financial accounting at Rasmussen College.

Elstad is a telecommunications CADD technician. He is a 2010 graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with an associate in applied science in architectural drafting and estimating technology.

Mausehund, a billing specialist, earned an associate in applied science degree in financial accounting from Rasmussen College and has four years’ accounting experience.

Tenneson, a staff accountant, is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Dakota and has a bachelor of science in accountancy and business administration.

Klein is an information technology specialist. He earned an associate in applied science in computer support specialty from Bismarck State College and has three years’ experience.

Frisque is a surveyor with five years’ experience. He is a 2010 graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an associate in applied science in civil engineering technology.

Boucher on staff

Emy Boucher has joined Hair Concepts.

She attended JZ Trend Academy and graduated in October. While in cosmetology school, she met requirements to be accepted into Phase 2.

At Hair Concepts she specializes in trendy colors, cuts for all ages, pedicures and waxing.

Architects excel

Architects Ty Greff and Brent Nelson, both with Leaf Design Studio, Bismarck, were recently awarded an honorable mention in the “Downtown Fargo: an urban infill competition” held by Kilbourne Group of Fargo, that drew 160 entries from 23 countries.

The competition called for creative solutions to turn an urban parking lot into a vibrant, mixed-use urban center.

David Witham, a former Leaf Design Studio employee now working for WRT group in Philadelphia, was on a team that won first place in the competition.

Schulz appointed

Clyde Schulz, a city councilman from Beulah, has been appointed to chair the National League of Cities’ 2011 Small Cities Council.

Andrist certified

Graham Andrist, a registered nurse in St. Alexius Medical Center’s intensive care unit, recently earned critical care registered nurse certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses after meeting eligibility requirements and taking an exam.

Graham earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from University of Mary in 2007 and has worked at St. Alexius since 2005.

Plummer with SWA

Annika Plummer has been hired by Southwest Water Authority as an administrative assistant.

Plummer is a 2004 graduate of Dickinson State University where she received a bachelor of science in business administration with minors in marketing, management and leadership.

Service noted

Several employees of the State Historical Society of North Dakota recently received service awards.

Gene Baker was given the 2010 Staff Award for Excellence. Baker has been the microfilm specialist for the State Archives Division since 2004.

Honored for years of service were

20 years: Mark Halvorson, curator of collections research; Naomi Frantes, library cataloger.

15 years: Rick Collin, communications and education director.

10 years: Deborah Hellman, communications assistant; Sharon Silengo, photo archivist.

Five years: Susan Quinnell, review and compliance coordinator; Lisa Steckler, historic preservation specialist.

Three years: Amy Bleier, research archaeologist; Kerry Finsaas, Fort Buford assistant site supervisor; Ann Jenks, state archivist; Mark Sundlov, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site supervisor; Melissa Thompson, collections assistant.

Fracassi elected

Dennis Fracassi, director of industries for the N.D. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, has been elected president of the National Correctional Industries Association board of directors for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Fracassi is a business graduate of the University of Mary. In 1985, he became business manager of Rough Rider Industries, the prison industry for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In 1991, he was promoted to director of industries.

Two attend

Dakota Eye Institute ophthalmologists Drs. Douglas Litchfield and George Hilts recently attended the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s “Ophthalmic Imaging 2011: Optical Coherence Tomography Applications and Future Technology.”

It featured presentations on what is new in imaging of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Ell on board

Timothy Ell of Zorells Jewelry in Bismarck was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Independent Jewelers Organization, which has 850 retail jeweler members.

Nine retail members and two supplier members serve on the board.

Honored for service

The N.D. Department of Human Services recently presented 42 employees from West Central Human Service Center with years of service awards.

The center employs 132 people and serves Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties.

The honorees:

40 years: Jolene Hanson.

30 years: Gordon Eckroth, Holly Ell and Mary Lee Steele.

25 year : Rita Weisz.

20 years: Peggy Krein, James Kubik, Kerry Mund, Catherine Roberdeau, Roxann Sauter, Thomas Schiwal, Cherry Schmidt, Michelle Stahl and Renee Zuger.

15 years: Jane Graveline, Norma Heck and Jeffrey Ridl.

10 years: Michelle Blaskowski, Joni Heine, David Mickelson, Igmidio Santos, Deborah Schon and Vickie Vogel.

Five years: Paulette Aasen, Heather Kitzan, Joanna Makelky, Terri Mickelson, Lindsey Nelson, Diane Rau, Jerrica Sauer, Paul Verlinde and Susan Westgard.

Three years: Shawna Falcon, Brenda Fetting, Jaime Fuchs, Paula Huber, Amy Larsen, Kiki Schatz, Kirby Schmidtgall, Heidi Selby, Rachael Trom and Nina Weber.

Butler elected

Dan Butler, with Butler Machinery Co., headquartered in Fargo, was recently elected to the board of directors of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association.

He is president of Butler Machinery, which has Caterpillar dealerships in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Hankinson, Hoople, Jamestown, Minot, and Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Pierre, S.D.

Johnson completes

Mitzi Johnson, with Sterling Elementary School, has completed school food service training sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

She participated in the Pathways to Quality School Foodservice training to be a foodservice assistant.

CCB promotes

Credit Collections Bureau has promoted Bekah Stone to collection associate, Micki White to collection specialist, Misty Green to collection adviser, Ricardo Gonzales to collection representative, Mike Allen to senior collection director and Jessica Jones, Ben Brown and Matt Ray to the half-million dollar club.

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