Sick with department
Wayde Sick has been hired as director of the state Department of Career and Technical Education.
Sick was with the North Dakota Department of Commerce for five years as the director of workforce development and workforce talent and project coordinator.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minot State University.
William Kaigler has been promoted to financial service representative at Capital Credit Union’s northwest branch.
Kaigler has a bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Mary and seven years of customer service experience.
Seventeen people recently graduated from Leadership Bismarck-Mandan: Steven Allard, Kirkwood Bank & Trust; Andrea Birst, Glance Spa & Salon; Jason Byram, Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Tracy DeForest, Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association; Landon Feil, Starion Bank; Lynnette Horn, Anne Carlsen Center; Alicia Koenig, Ameriprise Financial; Kayla Kraus, BlackRidge Bank; Amber Larson, Bartlett & West; Daniel Nairn, city of Bismarck; Curtis Reule, Montana-Dakota Utilities; Tim SassBismarck Police Department; Hope Sisk, Odney; Tony Spilde, MDU Resources Group; Andrea Sutheimer, Sanford Health; Jessica Wetsch, Aetna; and Alison Zarr, Bismarck State College.
Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin received the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2018. Donlin graduated from the program in 2009.
Strobel on board
Michelle Strobel, vice president and chief financial officer at Great River Energy, has been elected to the board of governors of Midwest AgEnergy.
Rhonda Krueger has been named executive director of critical care at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
Krueger previously was the senior director of family medicine at Sanford, where she has worked for 24 years.
Burke with group
Carey Burke has become director of marketing and member services for the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota in Bismarck.
She replaces Mark Dougherty, who is retiring.
Moore joins clinic
Dr. Walter Moore has joined Mid Dakota Clinic at Ninth and Rosser in the ENT department.
He is a graduate of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Moore is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Jennifer Dehnert, Landon Feil, Heidi Wahl-McDonald and Robin Thorstenson have been promoted at Starion Bank.
Dehnert is now a compliance auditor I. She joined Starion in 2004 and most recently was a compliance and audit analyst. Dehnert earned a bachelor’s degree in English and French education from North Dakota State University.
Feil has been promoted from business banking officer, assistant vice president, to business banking officer, vice president. He joined Starion in 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.
Wahl-McDonald has become mortgage operations manager, vice president. She joined Starion in 1999 and most recently was mortgage operations manager, assistant vice president. Wahl-McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Thorstenson has been promoted from talent and organizational development consultant II to talent and organizational development consultant II, assistant vice president. Thorstenson, who joined the bank in 2013, earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Thorstenson works at the south Bismarck branch and the others are in Mandan.