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Prairie People: New hires and promotions for the week ending Sept. 23, 2022

Individuals profiled this week include those from Essentia Health, Interstate Engineering, KLJ, and Metro Flood Diversion Authority. Also, recent award winners from Digi-Key Electronics and Marvin.

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As they become available, Prairie Business highlights new hires, promotions and employee achievements from companies in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. This week's spotlight includes the following:

Essentia Health welcomes radiologist, hospitalist, and family medicine physician 

FARGO, N.D. • Dr. Joseph Marion is excited to join Essentia Health-Fargo, where he will specialize in interventional radiology.

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Dr. Joseph Marion
Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

Essentia’s interventional radiologists diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions using image-guided procedures that are minimally invasive.

Marion received his education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed residencies in interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Dr. Marie-Louise Posch joined Essentia Health-Fargo as a hospitalist.

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Dr. Marie-Louise Posch
Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

Posch received her education at St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George, Grenada. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida.

Essentia Health-Fargo also is excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Radke, a family medicine physician.

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Dr. Michelle Radke
Image: Courtesy of Essentia Health

Dr. Radke joined Essentia after two decades working at the Independent Family Doctors practice, which recently became part of Essentia Health. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks.

Interstate Engineering promotes team member to office manager

MANDAN, N.D. • Engineering consulting firm, Interstate Engineering, recently promoted Maria Tomac to office manager of the Mandan, North Dakota office.

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Maria Tomac
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Tomac is a professional engineer licensed in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University. She joined the firm in 2021 with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in environmental, earthwork, geotechnical, and water resources.

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FOUR PHOTOS: Boden Olson, Jayden Pifer, Alex Otto & Patrick Jones

KLJ hires four in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. • KLJ Engineering is proud to welcome four new employees to its Bismarck office. These new employee-owners will be working in multiple markets across KLJ.

Joining KLJ’s survey team is Boden Olson. A graduate of Mandan High School, Olson will work as a survey technician on Bismarck-based projects.

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Boden Olson
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Jayden Pifer is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University where he earned his bachelor’s in civil engineering.

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Jayden Pifer
Image: Courtesy of KLJ

He is working with KLJ’s municipal team as a civil designer. Pifer has experience in multiple facets of engineering including hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, survey, and work with the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Alex Otto comes to KLJ with two years of experience in soil conservation and environmental work.

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Alex Otto
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He earned his bachelor’s in biology and fisheries and wildlife from Valley City State University. Otto is working with KLJ’s right-of-way group to build relationships and work through the land management process.

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Also working with the survey group is Patrick Jones.

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Patrick Jones
Image: Courtesy of KLJ

Jones comes to KLJ with more than 10 years of survey experience. He is working as senior survey crew chief. Jones earned his associate degree from Bismarck State College.

Metro Flood Diversion Authority adds senior construction manager

FARGO, N.D. • The Metro Flood Diversion Authority recently hired Tom Fuchs as its first senior construction manager.

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Tom Fuchs
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In this role, he works directly with leadership across multiple organizations and construction sites for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion comprehensive project.

Fuchs brings 17 years of experience in construction project management that includes an emphasis on heavy civil construction projects. He previously worked on Louisiana’s West Closure Complex, which is a major component of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, as well as numerous infrastructure projects in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Ontario.

Fuchs earned a construction engineering degree from North Dakota State University. He and his wife, Rachel, live in West Fargo with their four children.

RECENT AWARD WINNERS

Digi-Key Electronics’ Stacy Hartmann receives 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. • Stacy Hartmann, director of global customer support for Digi-Key Electronics, was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain.

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Stacy Hartmann
Image: Courtesy of Digi-Key Electronics

The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

For more than 30 years, Hartmann has been a critical asset to Digi-Key’s supply chain team and instrumental in its back-office support structure. Her variety of roles in sales, marketing and IT allowed her to gain experience in numerous practice areas that inform her leadership in one of Digi-Key’s key supply chain support structures.

With a long and varied career at Digi-Key, Hartmann has a deep skill set with expertise in global customer support, workforce management, business relationship management and more.

Hartmann was selected for the Women in Supply Chain award from a field of more than 280 professionals in the industry. The winners will appear in the September issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Marvin President Darrin Peterson earns top honor as 2022 Vintage Impact award winner 

WARROAD, Minn. • Marvin President Darrin Peterson was recognized among a national group of leaders as the winner of the 2022 Vistage Impact Award in Minneapolis.

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Darrin Peterson
Image: Courtesy of Marvin

This award celebrates the remarkable achievements of the peer mentoring organization’s new members who create a lasting impact on their company, the Vistage group and community.

A Vistage member since 2020, Peterson has contributed to Marvin’s significant company growth and has prioritized supplier, customer and employee relations throughout his three-decade tenure at Marvin.

Peterson first started as an 18-year-old mowing the lawn at Marvin before attending college and then joining the company full-time. He learned the nuances of the business from the third generation of Marvin family members, and now works with fourth generation leadership, including current CEO Paul Marvin. Marvin says that Peterson achieved his current leadership position by putting people and relationships first.

Peterson joined Vistage to broaden his leadership perspective and to become part of a leadership group in which he could share ideas and receive candid feedback from other CEOs.

Send employee news to Andrew Weeks at aweeks@prairiebusinessmagazine.com

What to read next
In total, 74 award winners were recognized. Nine were named as Leaders & Legacies.
Individuals profiled this week include those from Ackerman-Estvold, Enclave, Epicosity, and Essentia Health.
The three-hour job fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Delta Hotel.
Prairie Business editor's note for September 2022.