Agency adds sales specialist
Roy Eisenbraun was hired as a sales specialist for the Shane Splonskowski agency at American Family Insurance. He comes to American Family with previous customer service experience as a trainer and former first responder at Metro Area Ambulance as well as a veteran of the North Dakota National Guard.
Hiring from the Convention and Tourism Office
Alli Volk joined the Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau in January. She has a background in the hospitality industry. As a Commercial Account Manager, Volk works with meeting planners, helping them find facilities and services. Volk’s major market segments include associations, government, medical, military, fraternal, religious and group tours.
Michael Angsten joined the CVB in January. Angsten is a recent graduate of the University of Mary and has a background in customer service support from a local insurance agency. As the Sales and Service Coordinator, he assists the sales team in providing services to meeting and event planners. He also takes care of office administration, running the website, calendar of events and member billing.
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Lacey Dollinger joined CVB in February with a background in customer service, office administration and graphic design. As Coordinator of Visitor Services and Memberships, Dollinger helps visitors plan their trip as well as maintain and grow the office’s membership program. She also helps run the Genuine Dakota gift shop.
Power joins Starion Bank
Matthew Power was hired as a private banking officer at Starion Bank’s main branch in Bismarck.
Power has previous experience in the financial sector. He graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in business administration and management.
Sanford Health welcomes one
Dr Artur Szymczak joined the neurosurgery team at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
Szymczak earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, completed his neurosurgery residency program at the University of Western Ontario, and completed his Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Most recently, he worked as a pediatric and adult neurosurgeon at Mercy Health Physicians Brain and Spine Center in Rockford, Illinois.
Great Plains Food Bank Rental
Kayla Beck was hired as Regional Service Manager for Western North Dakota by Great Plains Food Bank.
Beck, who works at the Great Plains Food Bank Regional Service Center in Bismarck, earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minot State University and previously worked as a licensed social worker at the North Central Human Service Center, providing case management mental health to children and families. . In 2020, she completed her Masters in Social Work with a focus in Community Practice from Baylor University. Prior to joining the Great Plains Food Bank, she worked at Fargo Public Schools as a Student Wellness and Family Facilitator.
Gate City Bank promotes it
Ashley Backsen was promoted to personal loan officer at Gate City Bank. Previously, she was a personal banker and customer service representative.
Backsen has been with Gate City Bank for eight years. His education includes liberal arts at Bismarck State College, culinary arts and management technology at North Dakota State College of Science, and veterinary technology at Ridgewater College.
Mills joins Anne Carlsen
Shelly Mills joined Anne Carlsen as head of financial analysis and planning in the company’s Bismarck office. Mills holds a business administration degree in accounting and management information from the University of Memphis. She most recently served as Director of Finance at Sanford Bismarck and has over 15 years of finance experience.
Real Estate Awards
The following Century 21 Morrison Realty Business Affiliates have received the Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, which is based on an annual Quality of Service Survey: Jackie Andahl, Katie Ash, Jason Becker, Lori Becker, jeni bergquist, Jamie Christensen, Catherine Engel, Michele Hernandez, Melissa Myers, Kristin Oban, Lisa Waldoch, Tom Wellin.
The following Century 21 Morrison Realty business associates have received the Century 21 President’s Producer Award, which recognizes meeting production and sales service requirements: Amy Hulet, Sue Jacobson, chelsea jones, Chris Morris, Heather Stromme.
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