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Gangl achieves

Nagoshia Gangl, human resources business partner at Starion Bank, Bismarck, has earned a certified professional credential through the Society for Human Resource Management.

Gangl joined Starion in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Dickinson State University.

Olson on board

Jeff Olson, president/CEO of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, Bismarck, was recently elected to his second term on the American Association of Credit Union Leagues executive board.

Contributions noted

Several people were recognized at the 55th annual joint North Dakota Water Convention and Irrigation Expo, including Jerry Schaack, Bismarck; former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Casselton; Todd Sando, Bismarck; and Mary Massad, Dickinson.

Schaack was inducted into the North Dakota Water Users Hall of Fame. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1962-89, in the Upper Missouri region, on the Garrison Diversion Project, then in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Denver. He later became district engineer for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in Carrington, then was with the North Dakota Irrigation Association,

Dalrymple was commissioned as a commodore in the North Dakota Mythical Navy for a commitment to develop, manage and protect North Dakota’s water resources. His support of critical water issues as a legislator, lieutenant governor and governor was cited.

Sando also was commissioned as a commodore in the North Dakota Mythical Navy. Sando spent his 31-year career with the State Water Commission working on water issues critical to the state. Beginning as a water resource engineer, he became director of the Water Development Division, assistant state engineer, state engineer and chief engineer and secretary of the State Water Commission.

Massad, Southwest Water Authority manager/CEO, received the Water Wheel Award, recognizing a commitment to protect and manage North Dakota’s water resources.

Delfs named CEO

Michael Delfs has been named CEO at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, effective March 1.

A Langdon native, he most recently was CEO at Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake, Minn.

He succeeds K.C. DeBoer.

Hired, promoted

Two people have been hired and one promoted at Odney in Bismarck.

Michigan native Katie Finch is a new employee in the front office.

Watford City native Cathy Dekker graduated from Minot State University with degrees in accounting and mid-management. She is working in business administration

Leila Fruhwirth has been promoted from administrative assistant to bookkeeping assistant. She has been with Odney for 12 years.

Wentz promoted

Sarah Wentz has  been promoted to branch manager at Capital Credit Union’s south branch in Bismarck.

Wentz, a three-year employee, most recently was a financial services representative at the Mandan branch.

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