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Ritter selected

Alison Ritter, senior public relations specialist at Odney, will serve as the new state director for North Dakota for the National Federation of Independent Business.

Ritter is a native of Iowa who was the public information officer for the state’s Oil and Gas Division before joining Odney.

New shareholder

R.J. Pathroff has become a shareholder in Vogel Law Firm.

A Bismarck native, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Duke University and a juris doctor degree at Southern Methodist University School of Law. He joined Vogel Law Firm in Bismarck in 2013.

Lannoye promoted

Jackie Lannoye has been promoted from financial analyst II to financial analyst III at Knife River Corp.

Lannoye has worked there for more than five years as a financial analyst. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mary and is a native of Mohall.

Strege joins staff

Kevin Strege, Bismarck, has been hired as chief lending officer at Capital Credit Union.

Strege has more than 30 years of financial services experience and most recently was business banking manager at Cornerstone Bank.

Strege earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Welder with CUAD

Lori Welder is the new director of communications at the Bismarck office of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.

Welder has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and design.

She holds an associate's degree in commercial art from Bismarck State College and completed a bachelor's degree in graphic communications and marketing from Moorhead State University.

Promoted at BND

Five employees at the Bank of North Dakota have been promoted.

Carrie Willits is now a trust administrator in accounting and treasury. With BND since 2004, she most recently was an account and budget specialist.

Jeni Betsill was promoted to university and student development coordinator. She joined BND in 2016 as a student loans specialist.

Elesha McAlexander is now a loan servicing associate. McAlexander was hired in 2016 as a temporary employee in credit administration.

Lisa Grabar has become a credit analyst. Grabar has been with BND since 2016 and was an auditor in risk management.

Michelle Schwab is now the loan operations lead. Schwab has worked in loan operations since 2016.

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