Gregory Eckes, a commercial loan officer with First International Bank and Trust in Bismarck, recently graduated from the Dakota School of Banking sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association.
Students enroll for two years and attend a one-week session each of those summers on the campus of the University of Jamestown.
Scott Faehnrich has joined the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund as an outside claims adjuster. Faehnrich is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in business management. He has previous claim adjustment experience.
David Archer has been appointed research leader of the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan.
Archer joined the staff as an agricultural economist in 2007.
Archer grew up in southeastern Montana. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Rocky Mountain College, and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.
Robbie Montgomery has been named adviser of the month for June by Securian Financial Advisors of N.D. Inc. based on production and client service.
Montgomery has been a representative with Securian since 2007 and is located at 4431 Memorial Highway in Mandan.
Jason Kirchmeier, a private wealth adviser with Legacy Financial Partners, Bismarck, has obtained certified divorce financial analyst certification through The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.
Klabo gains title
Mike Klabo, a Knights of Columbus Insurance agent with the Dolan Agency, has attained the fraternal insurance counselor designation.
Klabo has been an agent with the Knights since 2015 and serves councils in Strasburg, Hague, Linton and Bismarck.
Ryan Schnell, with CCU Insurance Agency, Bismarck, was a top-5 producer of auto insurance sales for Farmers Union Insurance during May.
Allen Roshau, of Dickinson, was elected vice chairman of the North Dakota Farm Credit Council at the meeting held in Jamestown in June.
Roshau is self-employed in a cow-calf operation and also is a brand inspector for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. He has served on the Farm Credit Services of Mandan board of directors since 2003 and is a director on the AgriBank District Farm Credit Council board.
Two hired at Sanford
Physician assistants Kari Thomas and Ashley Reiner are new employees at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
Thomas is with the palliative care team. Reiner joined the outreach team and will work with nursing home residents.
Thomas graduated from North Dakota State University and received a master’s degree from Chicago Medical School in North Chicago.
Reiner graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings and received her master’s degree from Union College in Lincoln, Neb.
Both are board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Two join staff
Corey Reinhardt and Karly Kruckenberg are new employees at St. Gabriel’s Community, Bismarck. Reinhardt is the basic care manager and Kruckenberg is the director of housing.
A Bismarck native, Reinhardt earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Mary. He has more than seven years’ experience in the medical field, the past three years in nursing.
Kruckenberg is originally from Mandan. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Minot State University and has more than eight years of experience in long-term care, including being nursing home administrator at Valley View Home, Glasgow, Mont.