Prairie Business every week highlights the region's new hires and promotions. This week's new hires include the following:

KLJ welcomes five new team members

BISMARCK, N.D. – KLJ Engineering (KLJ) says it is proud to welcome five new team members.

Brady Johnson comes to KLJ as a GIS technician in the Bismarck office. He has an associate in Geographic Information Systems from Bismarck State College.

Erik Fitzgerald joins the Sioux Falls office as an engineer in training with a focus in civil transportation. He is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s in civil engineering.

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Charles Peliska serves as an archaeology field supervisor in the Bismarck office. He is a registered professional archaeologist and has a master’s in Cultural Resource Management Archaeology from Saint Cloud State University.

Michael Knudson serves in the St. Paul office as an engineer in training with a focus in civil transportation. He earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Kathie Hickcox joins KLJ as an accounts receivable specialist in the Bismarck office. She earned an associate in accounting and business management from Williston State College.

Houston Engineering hires new communications specialist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Gavin Moe joins Houston Engineering Inc.’s (HEI) team as a Communications Specialist. Moe will be responsible for developing proposals, project reports, and presentations as well as assisting with various other marketing and communications tasks to support staff across the firm.

A native of Hawley, Minn., Moe attended Concordia College where he earned his bachelor's in business marketing with a minor in visual art. In his previous position at CoreLink Administrative Solutions, Moe developed clear and visually appealing communication collateral for their 250 employees. With his experienced background in communications and graphic design, Moe brings a strong skill set to HEI's communications team.

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