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

Houston Engineering welcomes new team member

FARGO, N.D. • Palmer Obembe joins Houston Engineering Inc.’s Fargo team as an Engineer I.

Palmer Obembe
Palmer ObembeCourtesy of Houston Engineering

Palmer will support water resources projects by preparing engineering studies, reports, analyses, and design documents to develop water management solutions for the company’s clients across the region.

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The Fargo native holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. Palmer's past experience includes working for an engineering firm in Lagos, Nigeria, and interning at the Fargo Water Treatment Plant.

Studios team joins Bell Bank

FARGO, N.D. • Four team members with extensive video and audio production experience, and a long history of creating impactful projects in the region, have joined the marketing department at Bell Bank in Fargo, N.D.

Kerry Shelton
Kerry SheltonCourtesy of Bell Bank

Led by Kerry Shelton as vice president and director of photography, the new “Bell Studios” team also includes Lon Keller, director/Bell Studios and senior editor, senior producer/editor Jon Lundwall, and editor Jillian Voss.

Originally from Bismarck, N.D., Shelton has more than four decades of experience in creative direction, photographic direction, storytelling and producing videos, as well as executive production for live events, and his work includes an Emmy Award nomination. Prior to joining Bell, he was employed at KFYR-TV and WDAY-TV, ProVideo, Bankshot Productions, Sundog and Two Rivers Marketing.

Shelton and his wife, Nancy, live in Fargo. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Lon Keller
Lon KellerCourtesy of Bell Bank

Lon Keller is originally from Tenney, Minn., and earned a degree in mass communications and advertising from MSUM. He has nearly 40 years of experience in audio and video production including writing, editing and directing, motion graphics, podcasts and live events. Keller was previously employed at KFGO and several other local radio stations, WDAY-TV (where he won an Emmy Award in 2000), Microsoft, Bankshot Productions, Sundog and Two Rivers Marketing.

Keller and his wife, Shelley, live in Moorhead. They have two sons.

Jon Lundwall
Jon LundwallCourtesy of Bell Bank

A native of Arthur, N.D., Jon Lundwall earned a degree in mass communications from NDSU and has more than 35 years of experience in concepting, writing, editing, shooting and producing video stories. He was previously employed at Prairie Public Broadcasting, Video Builders, Bankshot Productions, Sundog and Two Rivers Marketing.

Lundwall and his wife, Sara, live near Hatton, N.D. They have two children.

Jillian Voss
Jillian VossCourtesy of Bell Bank

Jillian Voss is originally from Sibley, Iowa, and earned her degree in radio and TV broadcasting from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. She has more than 12 years of experience in story concepting and editing, motion graphics and audio mixing.

Previously, Voss was employed as a freelance audio/video editor as well as at Simply Michele, Sundog and Two Rivers Marketing. Voss and her husband, Jeremy, live in West Fargo and have three children.

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