Business People - Jan. 15, 2012

2012-01-15T01:15:00Z 2012-06-06T15:24:28Z Business People - Jan. 15, 2012 Bismarck Tribune
January 15, 2012 1:15 am

Three join firm

Accountants DeeAnn Jahner, Kristi Misek and Jerry Kuhn have been hired by Mahlum Goodhart PC, a locally owned certified public accounting firm.

Jahner is tax manager in the tax department. A graduate of Dickinson State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, she has more than 15 years of public accounting experience. She previously was a senior tax associate for a regional public accounting firm in Bismarck and Aberdeen, S.D.

Misek holds a degree in accounting from Jamestown College and a master's of forensic studies with an emphasis in accounting from Stevenson University. A certified fraud examiner since 2008, she has knowledge and experience in government auditing and public accounting and as a college professor.

Kuhn is a staff accountant and leader in the payroll department, as well as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.

Guss promoted

Lindsey Guss has been promoted to financial planning supervisor at MDU Resources Group, Inc.

Guss has worked for MDU Resources for six years. She earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Mary.

Johnson transfers

Stephanie Johnson has been hired as a financial analyst in the corporate accounting and planning department at MDU Resources Group, Inc. She previously was an internal auditor at the company.

Johnson has worked for MDU Resources for six years. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Minot State University and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Employees chosen

Midwest Business Systems has selected employees of the month for December in three categories.

Lonnie Berg, who manages the Minot branch, is the digital solutions specialist honoree.

Jeff Sedler was voted by his peers as employee of the month. He is a digital support specialist working out of the Minot branch.

Jared Lange is the month's digital support specialist.

Courton on staff

Pam Courton has joined the Southwest Water Authority as the administrative assistant to the manager/CEO.

Previously of Overland Park, Kan., she brings experience as an office manager for a commercial real estate company.

Courton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master of science degree from Louisiana State University.

Soderquist transfers

Paul Soderquist has been named operations manager of Bergstrom Electric Inc.'s Bismarck office.

Soderquist has 37 years of experience. He had been a project manager working out of Bergstrom's Fargo office. He replaces Mike Yri, who is transferring to a new position in New Rockford.

Humphrey at bank

Todd Humphrey has joined American Bank Center as vice president/business banking supervisor.

A graduate of Moorhead (Minn.) State University and the Colorado Graduate School of Banking and a certified public accountant, he brings more than 24 years of experience in the banking industry.

Zaleski on staff

Bill Zaleski has been hired as chief fiduciary officer and trust services manager at Kirkwood Bank & Trust.

He will work at the bank's north location.

Zaleski brings more than 35 years of experience. He most recently was senior vice president and director of trust service for Citizens-Trust, part of Citizens Business Bank of California.

He holds a bachelor's of business administration degree in finance from American International College, is an honor graduate of the BAI National Trust School at the University of Wisconsin and attended Massachusetts Banker's Trust School of Banking.

Hastings hired

Shawna Hastings has joined Cumulus Broadcasting in Bismarck as an account manager for its radio stations.

Hastings is a native of Williston and has 11 years of sales, marketing and business management experience.

Four join firm

Jodi Jorjorian, Kari Miller, James Huntington and Chad Wiedenmeyer have been hired by Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson in Bismarck.

Jorjorian is an engineer II with the municipal group. She earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and is a registered professional engineer in Nevada. Jorjorian has 13 years' experience in land development and public works.

Miller is an accounts payable specialist in the finance group. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Dickinson State University, has three years of experience and most recently was a service operations specialist at Coventry Healthcare Inc.

Huntington is a document design specialist with the marketing group. He earned an associate's degree in fire science and technology from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala., and most recently was merchandise manager for Hellman Brothers Men's Clothing. He also is an on-call firefighter for the Bismarck Rural Fire Department.

Wiedenmeyer is an engineer I with the natural resources group. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management with a minor in business administration from North Dakota State University. A registered engineer in training, he has nine years of experience and has been a staff engineer III at WBI Holdings/Bitter Creek Pipelines.

Employees honored

Credit Collections Bureau, Bismarck, has named employees of the month for December: Ricardo Gonzales, collector; Jared Olson and Kristie Bauer, client services representatives; and Joanne Julien and Darrick Wiest, employees of the month.

LeMoine on board

Heather LeMoine, marketing manager for North Dakota Tourism, was recently named to the board of directors for CenStates, the regional chapter for Travel and Tourism Research Association, an international network of tourism research and marketing professionals.

The regional chapter represents Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Miller elected

Faye Miller, Bismarck, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She is the director of financial services for Dakota Coal Co. and BTInet, subsidiaries of Basin Electric.

The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accountants.

Loe takes job

Kjellann Loe has joined Rehab Services Inc. as the Bismarck/Dickinson area work incentives coordinator, a position funded by the Bismarck Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Loe has a master's of counseling psychology degree from the University of Mary and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota

Bechtold moves

Kayla Bechtold has become an independent hairstylist at Electric Sunn and Salon, 3100 N. 11th St., Bismarck.

Bittersweet Salon opened there on Jan. 3. Bechtold can be reached at 222-4786 or 720-9030.

She studied at JZ Trend Academy in Bismarck and recently worked at Regis in Kirkwood Mall.

Casteel awarded

Kelly Casteel, P.E., a water resource engineer manager with the North Dakota State Water Commission, has been given the North Dakota State Engineer's Professionalism Award.

The award recognizes an employee who has projected a positive self-image and whose work performance has produced superior products or services that have reflected the professionalism of the commission.

Casteel has been with the water commission for four years. Among her duties is providing technical support for Missouri River issues and she contributed to critical decision-making in three consecutive years of statewide flooding.

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