Anita Quaglia has been named manager of the Starion Financial branch on South Washington Street and Bismarck Expressway in addition to her role as manager of the location on North Washington Street and Century Avenue.
She joined Starion as branch manager in 2006 and was promoted to vice president last year.
She has 20 years of experience at financial institutions as well as other account management experience.
Quaglia, of Mandan, earned a bachelor's degree and her master's in business administration from Minot State University.
Jennifer Volk has been hired as a financial analyst at MDU Resources Group Inc.
She previously worked in the accounting department at Montana-Dakota Utilities, a division of MDU Resources. She has worked for the corporation for three years.
Volk earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Mary.
Mastel with bank
Kim Mastel of Bismarck has been hired as a personal banker at Starion Financial's North Washington Street location.
Mastel has several years of banking and loan processing experience. She received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of North Dakota.
Cross on staff
Kyle Cross has joined Houston Engineering's Bismarck office as a civil engineer.
He is a native of Bismarck who graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
He interned with Houston Engineering the past two summers.
Mike Pierce, director of strategic engagement and digital strategist at Odney, was named by Evan Carmichael, a technology consultant and Internet entrepreneur, as one of the Top 100 public relations experts to follow on Twitter.
Tops in sales
Shirley Thomas and LeAnn Steidl were named Bianco Realty's associates of the month for December for having the most closed sales.
Renae Charvat, a sleep technologist and respiratory therapist, recently passed an exam to become a registered sleep technologist through the National Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
She has worked for the Medcenter One Sleep Center for six years.
New to program
Three people recently joined St. Alexius Medical Center's hospitalist program.
Dr. Laura Walker, also a member of the clinical informatics team, received her medical degree from the University of Calgary, Alberta, and completed a residency in family practice at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practitioners and has more than 12 years of clinical experience in rural North Dakota and South Dakota.
Family nurse practitioners Cynthia Folk and Mark Koivula are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Folk completed her bachelor's degree in nursing through North Dakota State University and her master's degree and clinical rotations through the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Koivula earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Minot State University and a master of science in nursing from the University of Mary. He worked at Mid Dakota Clinic and has more than
18 years of experience as a registered nurse.
Bauer with bankers
Jackie Bauer has joined the staff of the North Dakota Bankers Association as the business and data coordinator.
Bauer has more than 15 years of banking experience, including being a personal banker and customer service manager.
She lives in Bismarck.
Jose Pecego recently joined Agency MABU as a marketing and communications intern and will be involved in Web and print media projects.
Pecego attends the University of Mary and expects to graduate in May with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing.
Jay Snustad has joined Fireside Office Solutions as an imaging specialist.
Snustad has 30 years of information technology experience and recently retired as director of operations for the state Tax Department.
AJ Wallevand, a landscape architect in the Bismarck office of Ulteig, has been elected treasurer of the North Dakota Urban and Community Forestry Association's board of directors for 2012.
Two people have new positions in the apprenticeship, safety and training department at the Mandan headquarters of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives.
Paul Davis has been named director of safety services, succeeding Wally Kalmbach, who has retired.
A Grand Forks native, Davis began working at NDAREC in 2006 as a safety instructor.
Gerald Nielson began working for NDAREC in December, filling the safety instructor position left vacant by Davis' promotion. Nielson, a Richardton native, previously was a lineworker for a Wisconsin municipality.
Mary Erman, chief operating officer at Starion Financial, will now oversee the bank's Mandan-based loan center.
Additionally, Chief Financial Officer Jason Johnson has been named to the management committee and Brandon Hoffman, vice president of mortgage banking, will oversee the mortgage operations department.
Involved in banking since 1975, Erman joined Starion in 2001. She is a graduate of the School of Bank Marketing and Management in Boulder, Colo., and attended the University of North Dakota.
Johnson joined Starion Financial in 2009 and was promoted to chief financial officer last year.
He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from UND and is a certified public accountant.
Hoffman joined Starion Financial as a mortgage banking officer in 2008 and was promoted to vice president of mortgage banking the following year. He has 12 years of experience in mortgage lending and eight years in management.
Terry Wanzek, Cleveland, was selected to represent North Dakota on the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council.
The group of 26 farmer leaders will determine the 199 rural school district recipients of $10,000 and $25,000 grants through the Monsanto Fund.
Dawn Mock and Galen Hanson of the North Dakota Department of Human Services' medical services division have earned certification in fraud investigation.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awarded Mock a certified fraud examiner credential. She is the program integrity administrator for the Medicaid program.
Hanson, the surveillance utilization review section administrator for the Medicaid program, has been recognized by the United Council on Welfare Fraud as a certified welfare fraud investigator. He also represents Region 8 on the council's board.
Andrew Flurer has joined Prairie Engineering P.C. as an electrical engineer.
A Bismarck native, he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota.