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

Houston Engineering hires new team members

FARGO, N.D. • Carter Haman and Kade Kukowski recently joined Houston Engineering Inc.’s Fargo, N.D. and Thief River Falls, Minn., teams, respectively.

Carter Haman
Carter HamanCourtesy of Houston Engineering

As a survey technician, Haman will be part of HEI’s survey team, supporting various civil engineering projects. He is a native of Perham, Minn., and earned an associate degree in civil engineering technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

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Haman’sprevious experience before joining HEI includes interning with the Becker County Highway Department and being a seasonal foreman with a landscaping company.

Kade Kukowski
Kade KukowskiCourtesy of Houston Engineering

As a civil technician, Kukowski will provide survey and design services, prepare reports and cost estimates for civil engineering projects, perform on-site construction observation duties, and support project managers with client communications.

Originally from Hermantown, Minn., Kukowski holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated engineering from Minnesota State University Mankato. His previous experience through engineering internships and co-ops include leading land survey crews, collaborating with engineers on design plans, and performing construction staking and inspections.

Alerus welcoms new financial guide

GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Alerus has recently hired Jack Tannahill as a financial guide.

Jack Tannahill
Jack TannahillCourtesy of Alerus

In this role, Tannahill 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 every client has access to its full suite of diversified services to meet their needs.

Tannahill graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota in May, earning a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance and accounting. He will be based at Alerus’ new location at 500 Demers Ave. in downtown Grand Forks, which is slated to open this summer.

Alerus adds specialists to SBA

Alerus also has said it is strengthening its U.S. Small Business Administration lending capabilities with the addition of an expert SBA team.

Led by industry veteran John Kimball, who most recently served as SBA lending manager at MidWestOne Bank, the five-person team collectively has more than 100 years of business banking and small business lending experience at community and regional banks.

John Kimball
John KimballCourtesy of Alerus
Angela Kazmierski
Angela KazmierskiCourtesy of Alerus
Terri Fleming
Terri FlemingCourtesy of Alerus
Tadd Johnson
Tadd JohnsonCourtesy of Alerus
Katie Behrend
Katie BehrendCourtesy of Alerus

Members of the Twin Cities-based SBA team include John Kimball, SBA lending director; Angela Kazmierski, SBA lending advisor; Terri Fleming, SBA lending advisor; Tadd Johnson, SBA loan product specialist, and Katie Behrend, SBA loan servicing specialist. The team will collaborate with Alerus advisors to serve clients in Arizona, Minnesota, and North Dakota, in addition to developing and growing client relationships in the Twin Cities.

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