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Prairie People: New hires and promotions

Week ending Dec. 25

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

Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota has new ownership

FARGO, N.D. • Bethany Berkeley is now the CEO and co-owner of Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. She partners with Katie Munion, who is the chief transformation officer and co-owner.

Both women begin this journey with strategic focus, a wealth of experience and grateful hearts. They’ve been in the business and know the industry. Prior to ownership, Berkeley was the managing partner and president, and Munion was the vice president of training and quality.

They are excited to continue offering the core Dale Carnegie courses and in-house customized training solutions with a specialized focus on communication and interpersonal skills, presence and storytelling, sales and customer service excellence, leadership training for new and aspiring managers and experienced managers. All solutions are offered in versatile formats: in-person (socially distanced at minimum capacity), live-online, or blended.


They represent clients primarily in the manufacturing, distribution, engineering, construction, government, agriculture, technology, finance, and professional service industries. They also have a new space to collaborate and facilitate training solutions -- the Railyard at 1630 1st Ave. N. in Fargo.

Enclave welcomes two new team members

FARGO, N.D. • Ashley Kossan has joined Enclave as accounts payable & receivable specialist.

A graduate of North Dakota State University, Kossan brings experience as an accountant, mortgage loan officer and royalties analyst. Originally from Minot, N.D., she previously served as an accountant at Legendary Capital.

Enclave also has hired Travis Golobich as assistant project manager.

A native of Coon Rapids, Minn., and a graduate of North Dakota State University, Golobich joins Enclave with more than seven years of experience in project management. Previously, he served as project manager at Moorhead Electric.

In his role at Enclave, Golobich will assist in collaborating with the construction and design teams, sub- contractors, and clients to ensure timely project delivery within budget.

Essentia Health hires new health provider


FARGO, N.D. • Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Olayinka David Ajayi

Dr. Olayinka David Ajayi has joined the Essentia Health team in Fargo, where he specializes in hyperbaric medicine. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber to improve the body’s natural healing process, treat carbon monoxide poisoning and other FDA/UHMS approved medical conditions.

Dr. Ajayi received his medical education at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Nigeria. He earned his master’s degree in public health and completed a residency in public medicine at Emory University Public Health, Atlanta, Ga.

His fellowship in undersea and hyperbaric medicine was completed at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. Ajayi is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in public health and general preventative medicine.

Alerus hires new senior business advisor and senior financial guide

FARGO, N.D. • Alerus has welcomed Brad Loween as senior business advisor. In this role, Loween serves as the trusted point of contact for business clients, delivering comprehensive financial advice to help them achieve their financial wellness goals.

Loween works closely with experts across Alerus to serve business clients’ holistic financial needs and ensure access to the company’s full suite of diversified services.

Loween has nearly a decade of experience in the financial industry, with expertise in wealth management and business banking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Montana State University and served 21 years in the North Dakota National Guard, including deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo.


He is a volunteer for the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs committee and the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program. He also serves as a board member for Rebuilding Together of Fargo-Moorhead.

Alerus also has welcomed Isaac Bumgardner as senior financial guide. In this role, Bumgardner 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 each client has access to the company’s full suite of diversified services.

Both of the new hires are based at Alerus’ office at 51 Broadway in Fargo.

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