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 Flint Group’s Fargo office

FARGO, N.D. • Flint Group, a full-service marketing agency, has hired Riley Abeyesekera as a junior project manager and Ava Lipari as a social media coordinator.

Riley Abeyesekera
Riley AbeyesekeraCourtesy of Flint Group

Abeyesekera studied communication studies and management at Gustavus Adolphus College. Prior to joining Flint Group, she worked as a brand manager for a restaurant chain in the Twin Cities.

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Ava Lipari
Ava LipariCourtesy of Flint Group

Lipari earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a mass communications minor from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Houston Engineering welcomes new team members

FARGO, N.D. • Daniel Hendrickx has joined Houston Engineering Inc.’s Fargo team as an Engineer I. He will provide engineering services to support our clients’ municipal projects.

Daniel Hendrickx
Daniel HendrickxCourtesy of Houston Engineering

Originally from New York Mills, Minn., Hendrickx will be graduating this May from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a familiar face at HEI as he interned in the firm’s Minot office last year.

Hunter Keller also has joined HEI as a Human Resource generalist. She will support all eight HEI office locations and assist the HR team with the recruitment process, onboarding activities, safety certifications, and updating employee records and internal web pages.

Hunter Keller
Hunter KellerCourtesy of Houston Engineering

A native of Beulah, N.D., Keller will graduate in May from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She previously interned at Doosan Bobcat in its HR department and worked in the NDSU Career and Advising Center.