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

Minot Area Chamber EDC welcomes economic development specialist

MINOT, N.D. • The Minot Area Chamber Economic Development Corporation welcomes Mark Lyman as an economic development specialist.

Mark Lyman
Mark LymanCourtesy Minot Area Chamber Economic Development Corporation

Lyman brings nearly 20 years of community marketing, public relations, communications, and leadership experience to the role.

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In the new role, Lyman will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of economic development programs while strategically supporting the Minot Area Chamber EDC's mission of business attraction, retention, expansion and advocacy.

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences names new associate dean

GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Dave Relling will be The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences new associate dean.

Relling, P.T., Ph.D., replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014.

A graduate of the SMHS physical therapy program and former chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Relling comes into his new position with a wealth of experience at the level of both health sciences education and departmental operations at UND.

A consistent researcher and award-winning instructor, Relling claims many publications and conference presentations, most of which focus on the biomechanical analysis of movement and sport, utilization and assessment of technology in physical therapy education, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology.

An advocate of interprofessional education, Relling teaches courses on cardiopulmonary physical therapy, differential screening for physical therapists, and introductory patient care techniques.

A Dilworth, Minn., native, Relling is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the physical therapy professional association, and the Health Regulatory Research Institute. He has also served on the North Dakota State Board of Physical Therapy.

Bell Bank hires new director of marketing

Bell Bank has hired Jena Cogswell as senior vice president/director of marketing, with oversight of all marketing functions for Bell Bank and its divisions.

Jena Cogswell
Jena CogswellCourtesy of Bell Bank

A strategic marketing professional with 17 years of experience at top-tier global financial institutions, Cogswell has a deep background in leading comprehensive marketing and branding efforts to help drive growth.

Cogswell offices at Bell’s Minneapolis – Colonnade location.

Shawn Tennyson, SVP/marketing at Bell Bank in Fargo, will focus on the Bell marketing team’s relationships and projects in retail banking, information systems, human resources and culture.

Cogswell has consistently led complex marketing, branding and business development initiatives. After starting her career as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs, she spent five years with J.P. Morgan, where she was responsible for marketing strategy to support the global institutional asset management business. Following J.P. Morgan, she was head of product marketing with Providence Equity Partners, a global, sector-focused private equity firm.

Cogswell most recently served as managing director, head of product marketing and global insights at Principal Global Investors, the asset management division of Principal Financial Group.

Originally from Mahtomedi, Minn., she graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in communication studies.