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

Alerus adds financial advisor

GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Alerus has welcomed Anna Larson as a financial advisor. In this role, Larson delivers comprehensive financial advice to help clients meet their complex and unique long-term objectives.

Anna Larson
Anna LarsonImage: Courtesy of Alerus

Larson has more than six years of financial services experience and has expertise in retirement income or distribution planning, risk management, investment management, and legacy planning.

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She holds Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, is licensed for life, health, and annuity insurance in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Florida, and is a Retirement Income Certified Professional. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Essentia Health welcomes pediatrician

Dr. Dhilhan Marasinghe is now seeing pediatric patients at Essentia Health-South University Clinic in Fargo, N.D..

Dhilhan Marasinghe
Dhilhan Marasinghe Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

Originally from Grand Forks, N.D., Marasinghe is excited to be back in North Dakota to practice medicine. He received his medical education at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Paulsen welcome new audio/visual specialist to creative team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. • Paulsen has hired accomplished video production artist Bryan Middleton to serve as audio/visual specialist on its creative team.

Bryan Paulsen
Bryan PaulsenImage: Courtesy of Paulsen

Middleton previously did video production for Media One. He began his career at South Dakota Public Broadcasting after studying mass communications at the University of South Dakota.

Middleton, who has built a strong reputation and work portfolio during his two decades in the industry, enjoys storytelling. That skill set will come in handy at Paulsen, where storytelling drives marketing efforts for clients in the agricultural and rural lifestyle industries.

Middleton will work on a variety of projects, including filming, directing and managing post-production as well as shooting still photography.