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Businesspeople - Feb. 2, 2020

Businesspeople - Feb. 2, 2020

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Aero Center hires two

Henry Gaskins and Koltan Montieth have been hired as flightline technicians I by Bismarck Aero Center.

Montieth previously worked on rig sites as a water filtering operator and as a sales and leasing consultant at a car dealership in Mandan. Montieth also is a Blackhawk helicopter mechanic with the North Dakota National Guard.

Gaskins' work experience ranges from food service, hospitality, security, building maintenance, lumber cutting and as a travel agent for AAA.

Three honored 

Joel BirdJason Kirchmeier and David Schlafman, private wealth advisers with Ameriprise Financial in Bismarck, were named to the list of best-in-state wealth advisers published by Forbes. The list recognizes financial advisers who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business. 

All three advisers are part of Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

One joins ACLU 

Kimberly Craven has been hired as legal director of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming by ACLU. 

Craven has worked with the Eastern Shoshone General Council in Wyoming, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court in South Dakota and the Hopi Tribe in Arizona. Craven also served as the executive director for the Washington State Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. 

Craven is a Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribal member. She earned her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and her master of law degree in indigenous peoples law and policy from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Alzheimer’s Association hire

Mollie O’Brien has been hired as chief strategy officer by the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. She replaces former CSO Linda Lorentzen, who retired in December. Most recently, O’Brien served as system director for health equity at Allina Health.

O’Brien earned her undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, her graduate degree in interdisciplinary archaeological studies from the University of Minnesota, and her mini MBA in nonprofit leadership from the University of St. Thomas. O’Brien is also a graduate of the disparities leadership program.



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