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Prarie People: New hires and promotions for the week ending Sept. 2, 2022

Individuals profiled this week include those from Dakota Credit Union Association and Houston Engineering.

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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:

DakCU welcomes new team member

Bismarck, N.D. • Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) recently welcomed Paige Langhoff, who joined the association team as its new office and membership coordinator.

Paige Langhoff
Paige Langhoff
Image: Courtesy of Dakota Credit Union Association

Langhoff is taking over for Deb Kruckenberg, who recently retired after more than 46 years.

As a recent transplant to Bismarck from Dickinson, North Dakota, Langhoff says she is excited to assume this important role that is the first point of contact for the credit unions.


Most recently, she worked with the Best Friends Mentoring Program/Americorps State as their communications and program specialist. Prior to that, she worked in customer service for a hotel chain and as a librarian.

Langhoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Composite Social Science with an emphasis in criminal justice from Dickinson State University. Her vast work skills that will enhance and support the association include research and information technology, outreach and organizing volunteers, managing a database, fundraising, as well as marketing, graphic design, and social media management.

HEI names new office manager for Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. • Tony Nordby has been named the new office manager for Houston Engineering, Inc.’s (HEI) Thief River Falls office.

Tony Nordby
Tony Nordby
Image: Courtesy of HEI

Originally from Grygla, Mimmesota, Tony started with HEI in 2008 working with Jeff Langan who has served as the office manager since it opened nearly two decades ago.

Nordby is an accomplished water resources engineer who embraces new challenges and has been preparing to take over as office manager for the past several months under Langan’s leadership.

Under Langan’s direction, what began as a tiny startup in TRF has turned into a thriving office with a bright future that provides local jobs and provides responsible infrastructure solutions for communities in northern Minnesota.

Send new hire and other employee news to Prairie Business Editor Andrew Weeks at aweeks@prairiebusinessmagazine.com

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