business people 4/1

2012-04-01T00:15:00Z 2012-06-06T15:24:27Z business people 4/1 Bismarck Tribune
April 01, 2012 12:15 am

Nadeau in new job

Ashley Nadeau has moved into a new job with American Bank Center in Bismarck and is now in retail support.

With the bank since 2008, she had been a teller at the downtown location.

Hallof hired

Charity Hallof has been hired by Gate City Bank as a personal loan officer at its Devils Lake office.

A Bismarck High School graduate, she studied business management at North Dakota State University.

With law firm

Robin Thompson Gordon has become an an associate attorney with Larson Latham Huettl LLP in Bismarck.

She has more than 18 years of experience in the practice of law and served as a county state’s attorney. She is licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota state courts and federal district court for the District of North Dakota.

She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Minnesota Law School.

Carr recognized

Kyle Carr from the Bismarck General Office of New York Life Insurance Co, has received the company’s Career Life Success Award, given to agents who achieve case rate and commission milestones in their first three months of employment.

Carr is a Linton native and a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Four join bank

Four people recently joined the staff of the Bank of North Dakota.

Tom Ternes is the new loans supervisor in the student loans/lending area. He previously was an admissions representative and night caller manager with the University of Mary.

Anita Quaglia is the new customer relationship manager. With more than 10 years of banking experience, she was most recently the VP/branch manager for the north and south branches of Starion Financial in Bismarck.

Matthew Lengenfelder is a computer and network specialist I. He was the head information technology coordinator at the North Dakota State Library.

Scott Kautzman is the new information technology architect. He previously was a software engineer at National Information Solutions Cooperative.

Two are directors

Jennifer Turnbow and Dean Rasmuson have been named directors of groups at Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.

Turnbow is the environmental group director and works in the Bismarck office. She has been with KL&J since 2003.

Rasmuson is the municipal group director and works in the Minot office. With KL&J since 2010, he has more than 26 years of experience.

Tolliver selected

Denver Tolliver is the new director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, where he has been associate director since 2003.

With the institute since 1980, he earlier was a rail planner with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. He replaces Canan Bilen-Green, who has been interim director since October.

Tolliver earned his doctorate in environmental design and planning from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The institute is a free-standing interdisciplinary center at North Dakota State University.

Link with council

Pamela Link of Washburn has been hired as executive director of the North Dakota Construction Council.

Link’s background includes a 20-year career in marketing, communications, public relations and public speaking in North Dakota, Arizona and New Mexico.

She is a Bowman native and a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in mass communications and of the University of Mary with a master of arts degree in management.

Engineer gets award

The North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers awarded Laith Hintz, PE, who works in Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.’s Bismarck office, its Chapter 3 Young Engineer Award.

Hintz now qualifies to compete for state and national engineer of the year awards.

A Bismarck native, Hintz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota.

Changes at Starion

One employee of Starion Financial has been promoted and another has relocated.

Ashley Schmidt has been promoted to customer service representative at the bank on North Washington Street and Century Avenue.

Schmidt joined Starion in December as a teller at the south Bismarck branch. She has more than five years of teller experience.

Customer service representative Nagoshia Morast has relocated to the bank on South Washington Street and Bismarck Expressway.

Morast joined Starion as a part-time teller in 2009, started full time in 2010, and the following year was promoted to customer service representative at the north Bismarck location.

She earned her associate degree from Bismarck State College.

Schilling chosen

Trina Schilling was recently named Medcenter One director of clinic nursing.

Originally from Kulm, Schilling was previously the chief executive officer of the Wishek Community Hospital and Clinics. She has more than 15 years of health care experience.

Schilling earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings and a master’s of management with health care administration concentration at the University of Mary.

Two lead sales

Shirley Thomas and Darcy Fettig have been named Bianco Realty associates of the month. They had the most closed sales in February.

Edwards with Ulteig

Anthony Edwards has joined Ulteig in Bismarck as a lead engineer in civil services.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and previously worked for Lowe Engineers LLC as a senior project engineer.

Three with dealership

Three people have joined the sales and leasing staff at Bismarck Motor Co.

Fred “Gus” Gantzer, Chris Klein and John Kuk began working at the dealership in early March.

Gantzer, a native of Alaska, recently relocated to Bismarck from Minot, where he was a sales and leasing consultant at Don Bessette Motors .

Klein, born and raised in Bismarck, started Chris Klein Productions in 2002. He received a degree in elementary education from the University of Mary.

Kuk is from Rugby.

Agency hires two

Dawn Watson and Stu Clark have been hired by KAT Communications.

Watson, of Bismarck, is the business development director.

She has more than 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing.

Clark is an account manager. A Billings, Mont., native, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary and has more than eight years’ experience in marketing and management.

Gregoire is a VP

Robert Gregoire Jr., a financial adviser in the Bismarck office of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named vice president-investments.

A University of North Dakota graduate, Gregoire has been a financial adviser for 25 years and joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 1987.

Hill recognized

Patricia Hill, chief learning officer based at National Information Solutions Cooperative’s Lake St. Louis, Mo., office, is among eight recipients of the 2012 Most Effective Leadership Practices Award.

Primary sponsor of the award is the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California.

Hill, a former Bismarck resident, was recognized in the senior human resources executive category.

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