On bank board

Ron Rauschenberger, of Bismarck, has joined the board of directors of First Western Bank & Trust.

Rauschenberger, a former chief of staff for Govs. John Hoeven and Jack Dalrymple, was a special adviser to Gov. Doug Burgum. He retired from public service and has started a consulting business.

Two recognized

The GA Group law firm’s two attorneys have received recognition from Great Plains Super Lawyers.

Joel Gilbertson has been named a 2016 Super Lawyer in the area of government relations. The list is compiled from the top 5 percent of the attorneys in each state.

Levi Andrist has been named a 2016 Great Plains Rising Star. Rising Stars make up no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state.

Wiedrich certified

Sara Wiedrich, a family nurse practitioner at CHI St. Alexius Health Heart & Lung Clinic, has earned certified diabetes educator status after an examination.

Wiedrich earned bachelor's and master's in nursing degrees from the University of Mary and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Schmaltz selected

Jane Schmaltz has become director of surgical services at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck.

She had been the interim director of surgical services at Alexius Health since April.

Schmaltz received a degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati.

HIT honors three

Tonya Turner, Alyson Downs and Chelsey Richter were selected for the Achieved Excellence Award for the second quarter at HIT Inc. in Mandan.

Turner is a medical support professional in the developmental disabilities support program and has been employed at HIT for more than four years.

Downs is an occupational therapist at Dakota Alpha long-term care brain injury rehabilitation facility and has worked there for more than a year.

Richter is an assistant manager in the residential program and has been employed at HIT for eight years.

Employees of year

Five people have been named Sanford Health Employees of the Year for the Bismarck region. Nominations come from staff and management.

Recipients, their position and their awards are Wanda Wahl, executive assistant, Arlys Nelson Executive Assistant of the Year; Cristie Dockter, manager, respiratory therapy, Management Employee of the Year; Jessica M. Leingang, registered nurse, procedures ambulatory, Clinical Employee of the Year; Delphine Marshall, senior marketing specialist, Support Services Employee of the Year; and Dr. Eric Hart, physician, podiatry, Physician of the Year.

Promoted, hired

Lanny Harris, Michelle Miller and Mike Ross have been promoted, and Stacey Breuer hired, all at KLJ in Bismarck.

Harris and Ross are now divisional finance directors.

Harris joined KLJ more than 25 years ago and most recently was chief operating officer for Progress Solutions, a former subsidiary of KLJ’s parent company.

Ross began working for KLJ in 2012 and most recently served as a business financial analyst.

Miller and Breuer are divisional human resources directors.

Miller began working at KLJ more than seven years ago. She most recently was the company’s recruiting manager, a role she will continue to serve part-time.

Breuer is also the corporate training manager. She has nearly 20 years of leadership, training, change management and business strategy experience.

New at Kupper

Five people have been hired by Kupper Chevrolet-Subaru, Mandan.

Dakota Boehm is an estimator at Kupper Auto Body & Glass and Sebastian Schroeder is a body shop technician.

New sales and leasing consultants are Daniel MacArthur, at Kupper Chevrolet, and Charlie Bell, at Kupper Subaru.

Jacob Rust is a technician at Kupper Subaru.

Closings leaders

Shirley Thomas and Tori Mathern had the most closed sales in July at Bianco Realty and were designated Realtors of the month.

De Kok as counsel

Amy De Kok has been hired as in-house legal counsel for the North Dakota School Boards Association, effective Sept. 18.

De Kok has been an attorney and shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron since 2010.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and a juris doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.

Steele with HEI

Mark Steele is working full time again at Houston Engineering Inc. in Bismarck as a CAD designer.

Steele is a Bismarck native with an associate's degree in architectural drafting and estimating technology from North Dakota State College of Science, a certificate in GIS from Bismarck State College and a bachelor's degree in technical education from Valley City State University.

Steele worked at HEI before becoming a teacher at BSC and continuing with HEI as an intern.

Two join staff

Drs. Steve Inglish and Jon Solberg have joined CHI St. Alexius Health’s Emergency & Trauma Center in Bismarck.

Both received medical degrees from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Inglish completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Solberg completed his emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Thiem included

Rebecca S. Thiem, with Serkland Law Firm in Bismarck, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the practice areas of arbitration and commercial litigation.