As they become available, Prairie Business highlights the region's new hires and promotions. This week's new-hire spotlight includes the following:

Two join ICON Ownership Group

GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Architects Heidi Brenna and Matti Roinila with Grand Forks-based ICON Architectural Group, have been added to the firm’s team of company partners.

Brenna currently leads ICON’s office in Watford City, N.D., while Roinila leads the Lincoln office in Nebraska.

Brenna has been with ICON for more than 10 years, moving to the Watford City office in 2014. She has worked on many of ICON’s large-scale projects in Western North Dakota including Killdeer High School, Beulah High School, McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center, McKenzie County Public Works facility, Watford City Veterans Memorial Park, among others.

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Roinila has been with ICON for more than nine years, starting as an intern in 2011. Roinilai has worked on many of ICON’s large-scale athletic projects including Mason City Multipurpose Arena in Mason City, Iowa, Cullen Hockey Center in Moorhead, Minn., arena CaliFino in Oceanside, Calif., Legacy Sports Family Entertainment Park in Mesa, Ariz., and Tharaldson Park at NDSU in Fargo, among others.

Bell Bank member named to American Bankers Association’s 40 Under 40

FARGO, N.D. • Matt Bushard, a senior wealth advisor at Bell Bank in Fargo, N.D., has been recognized by the American Bankers Association (ABA) as a member of the 40 Under 40 in Wealth Management, Class of 2021. This honor highlights Bushard’s commitment to the highest standards of achievement, at work and in the community, among rising young professionals. Bushard will be recognized along with the rest of the “class” during the ABA’s National Wealth Management Conference to be held virtually in mid-February.

Bushard was recently promoted to VP/senior wealth advisor at Bell and named to lead financial planning services across the company’s entire wealth management division. He works with team members in Bell’s regional market hubs based in Fargo, Minneapolis and Phoenix.

Originally from Sauk Centre, Minn., Bushard graduated from Concordia College. He joined Bell Bank in 2011 and worked his way up through positions in banking and wealth management. He has earned his Certified Financial Planner designation and lives in Fargo.

Alerus adds new financial guide

GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Alerus has welcomed the addition of Adrian Cummings as financial guide.

In this role, Cummings is responsible for assisting clients in identifying their specific financial needs and providing comprehensive advice to help them achieve their financial wellness goals. He works closely with experts across Alerus to ensure each client has access to the company’s full suite of diversified services. He is based at Alerus’ Corporate Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

A native of Grand Forks, Cummings is actively involved with the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, serving as a board member and social events committee chairman.

Project engineer joins Burian & Associates

FARGO, N.D. • Jordan Prazak joins the Burian & Associates team as the company’s newest project engineer.

Prazak brings six years of experience as a Civil Engineer with a focus on water resources and drainage projects. Prazak will be working out of the Fargo, N.D. office.

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