Debra A. Anderson has been named deputy executive director of the North Dakota Medical Association.
Anderson previously was the director of public affairs and marketing for the North Dakota University System.
She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with majors in English and public relations.
Deanne Felchle, North Dakota Tourism’s group travel marketing manager; Jodi Leidholm, Satrom Travel & Tour, Bismarck; and Rita Horner, Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau, attended the National Tour Association’s recent annual conference in Las Vegas.
The conference, which celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary, offered 25 seminars.
Change for Senger
Garret Senger, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Montana-Dakota Utilities and Great Plains Natural Gas, is taking on additional management duties.
Beginning today, Senger will add oversight of the regulatory department for both companies to that he already does in the finance and accounting areas.
Senger is a graduate of the University of Mary and has been with the company since 1983.
Snitker with Bianco
Curt Snitker has joined Bianco Realty as a real estate agent.
He will work full time as a Realtor.
Kenton Carlson, rural Bismarck, has been hired by First Community Credit Union of Bismarck as an ag/commercial loan officer.
He will work in the downtown branch at 425 N. Fifth St.
Carlson received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from North Dakota State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Mary.
He has experience in land and cattle marketing, sales and finance.
Howard on staff
Trent Howard has joined the natural resources group of Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson and will lead pipeline projects.
He earned a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from City University in Seattle and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University, Bozeman.
Howard is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota and has 15 years of pipeline and related experience in the energy sector. He had been the business development manager at Bitter Creek Pipelines LLC, Bismarck.
Shirley Thomas and Jim Jeromchek have been named Bianco Realty’s associates of the month for having the most closed sales in November.
Grube with bank
Kimberly Grube, Mandan, is now a personal banker at the U.S. Bank main office in Bismarck.
A Mandan native, Grube had been a financial services officer at Capital Credit Union.
Jerilyn MacDonald, a registered nurse, successfully completed her recertification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
MacDonald has been with Medcenter One for 20 years.
Three join DEI
Three people recently joined the staff of Dakota Eye Institute.
Cindy Anderson, Bismarck, is a receptionist at the Bismarck main location.
Stef Schaeffer, from Selfridge, is an optician.
Nina Fischer is a certified ophthalmic assistant. She is from Colorado.
Aaron Hummert of the Mandan office of Interstate Engineering was recently awarded his registered land surveyor license in the state of North Dakota.
Hummert has been with Interstate Engineering since 2007 and has eight years of experience in land surveying.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
Melanie Krentz, a registered nurse and Medcenter One Clinic manager, recently passed national certification to gain the designation of nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Krentz has been with Medcenter One for 3½ years.
Amy Hornbacher, vice president of corporate compliance/risk management at St. Alexius, has received certification through the American Hospital Association as a certified professional in health care risk management.
She also is certified in health care compliance.
Hornbacher joined St. Alexius in 1990. She holds a bachelors of arts degree from the University of North Dakota.
The North Dakota State Water Commission recently recognized employees for their years of service, including the following with 15 or more years.
15 years — Dan Bahm, Paul Moen and Perry Weiner.
20 years — Dwight Comfort, Ed Gall, Jonathan Kelsch and John Paczkowski.
25 years — Christopher Bader, Jeff Berger and Bruce Engelhardt.
30 years — Randy Gjestvang, James MacArthur and Steve Pusc.
35 years — Royce Cline, Michael Hove and Bob Shaver.
40 years — Lee Klapprodt.
Commendations for outstanding performance were presented to Dan Farrell, Michael Hall, Pamela Jahner, Sharon Locken and Bob White, as well as to the water appropriation division staff for monitoring groundwater and providing water table data and maps in response to Missouri River flooding in 2011 and to the entire commission staff for efforts during the 2011 statewide flood disaster and response.