New at AARC
Lisa Feist and Missy Seifert have new jobs with the Abused Adult Resource Center.
Feist is manager of the Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift Store and Seifert is the AARC’s financial manager.
Feist, a native of Strasburg, has a master’s degree from the University of Mary. With the AARC since 2003, she had been educational coordinator for its New Directions program and an informal assistant store manager. She replaces Sarah Palecek, who resigned.
Seifert has bachelor’s degrees, from the University of North Dakota in communications and from Dickinson State University in accounting. A certified public accountant, she previously worked at Brady, Martz & Associates PC.
Alexis Brinkman has joined the North Dakota Petroleum Council as public relations manager.
Brinkman is a native of Golden Valley and received a bachelor of science degree in public relations and advertising from North Dakota State University. She previously was a communications specialist with Clearwater Communications, Bismarck.
Dr. Tarek Dufan was recently appointed medical director of the Bismarck Cancer Center and Dr. John Watkins was named its research director.
Both are board-certified radiation oncologists with the center.
Two men have received promotions at Wallwork Truck Center in Bismarck.
Chris Daniele has become service manager. Previously a service adviser, he has more than 12 years of service department experience at Wallwork.
Garrett Silbernagel has been promoted to parts manager in Bismarck, relocating from the Fargo branch, where he was the corporate purchaser and responsible for inventory control. He has been with Wallwork Truck Center for 13 years.
Nelson with agency
Peg Nelson has joined Agency MABU as a project manager and media buyer.
Nelson has more than 25 years of marketing, advertising and managing experience.
Change for Ressler
Kevin Ressler, Lutcf, API, AINS, has become state sales and marketing manager for Farmers Union Insurance of North Dakota.
Ressler, who lives in Mandan, had been a district sales manager since 2008. He began his career with Farmers Union Insurance as an agent in 1988.
Kareen Hopfauf, an X-ray technologist in St. Alexius’ radiology department, recently earned certified bone density technology designation through the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Hopfauf has worked at St. Alexius since 1995. She holds a bachelor of science degree in radiologic technology and advanced certification in mammography.
Nesson with salon
Karlee Nesson has joined the team at Hair Concepts at 549 S. Seventh St.
Nesson has two years of experience and does new spring trend cuts, colors, highlights, perms, waxing and pedicures.
Nutz gets award
JoAnn Nutz, laboratory supervisor with Mid Dakota Clinic, was recently awarded the 2012 Mid Dakota Clinic Higher Standard Achievement Award.
Nutz has worked at the clinic for 20 years.
Laylock an intern
Kristin Laylock, a University of Mary senior, has joined the North Dakota Department of Commerce as a marketing and communications intern for the spring.
Laylock will be involved in website development, writing, design and event planning. A native of Houston, she expects to graduate in April with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication.
Two on board
Loren Balkowitsch of Balkowitsch Enterprises and Maj. Donavan Blazek of the North Dakota National Guard have been appointed to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation’s advisory board.
Six new members have been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the North Dakota District Export Council, a voluntary body that promotes exporting and global trade.
The new appointees are Lee Beauclair, Jim Richtsmeier, Cathy Spencer, John Novak, Mort Sarabakhsh and Todd Sinner.
Zach Knoop, corporate director of safety for Knife River Corp., Bismarck, has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2011 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional.
Knoop has been a member of NSSGA’s Safety and Health Committee and the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance Committee.
Knoop is to present a case study, “Knife River’s Journey to Safety Excellence,” at the 2012 AGG1 Academy in March in Charlotte, N.C.
Larimore farmer David Rustebakke has been elected chairman of the North Dakota Credit Review Board.
First appointed to the CRB by Gov. Edward Schafer in 1993, Rustebakke has been reappointed to nine consecutive terms on the six-member board, which establishes policy for the North Dakota Mediation Service and advises the Industrial Commission on Bank of North Dakota farm lending programs.
Chris Young and Joe Jones, both of Bismarck, are among those honored as Talent Management Plus Providers of the Year.
The Rainmaker Group Inc. has been honored as Talent Management Plus Providers of the Year for the third consecutive year.
Michael Stein is Securian Financial Advisors of N.D. Inc.’s adviser of the month for January.
Stein has been with Securian since 2004.