Prairie Business highlights and congratulates those in the region who have been newly hired or promoted. This week, ending Friday, June 12, the magazine welcomes these new hires to their respective companies.

HEI welcomes new senior hydrogeologist

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. • Tim Kenyon has joined the team at Houston Engineering Inc. (HEI) as a senior hydrogeologist. With more than 35 years of experience, Kenyon will lead HEI’s hydrogeology and waste management services. He is a long-time resident of Madison, S.D., and earned his geology and geological engineering degrees from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Kenyon joins Brad Peschong, Mark Fodness, and Karleen Kurvink in the company’s Sioux Falls office. All of them previously worked together at Leggette, Brashears, and Graham (LBG) for several decades and were part of many collaborative HEI-LBG projects completed during the companies’ years of partnership.

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Kenyon is a key piece to this strong team with vast experience and knowledge in the waste management industry. HEI is excited to bring this talented team together again to serve its clients’ environmental needs enhanced with additional engineering services all within one firm.

DCN hires new team member

BISMARCK, N.D. • DCN (Dakota Carrier Network) has hired Troy Walker as director of sales and marketing in its Bismarck office. In this role, he is responsible for all DCN sales channels, management of commercial and wholesale sales teams, and oversight of the company’s marketing and communications efforts. Additionally, he is part of the organization’s executive team.

Walker has more than 27 years of experience in information technology including service desk, application development, IT finance and cybersecurity. In addition to a strong IT background, he is proven in building and maintaining relationships with customers as well as team members.

A Mandan, N.D., native, Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Dakota State University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Delivering Information Services program. He is a member of the Church of Ascension, board member of BSC CyberCon, and president of the Bismarck High School football boosters.