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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Oct. 25

EMC Bismarck branch promotes team members, welcomes a new hire, and recognizes achievement

BISMARCK, N.D. --  EMC Insurance Companies announces several promotions, a new hire, and recognizes achievement in the Bismarck Branch in North Dakota.

Kevin Riley has been promoted to an underwriter III.  He joined EMC in 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree in international business from Drake University.  Riley currently holds the Associate in General Insurance (AINS), Associate in Underwriting (AU), and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.

Kevin Bowen has been promoted to an underwriter III. He joined EMC in 2015 and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Bowen currently holds the Associate in General Insurance (AINS), Associate in Underwriting (AU), Associates in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.

Andre Boucher has been promoted to an underwriter II.  He joined EMC in 2017.  Prior to joining EMC, he worked in banking for three years.  Boucher has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minot State University.   

John Coleman has been promoted to an underwriter I.  He joined EMC in April 2019.  Prior to joining EMC, he worked as a financial professional for a local agency for the last seven years.  Coleman attended Thomas Edison State College for Business Administration. 

Gail Colby has accepted the position of senior underwriter.  She brings more than 20 years of insurance experience starting on the agency side, then moving into an underwriting position.  Colby holds the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designations. 

DJ Campbell has been awarded CPCU designations by The Institutes. The Institutes is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that confers the CPCU designation on people who complete eight rigorous courses, national exams and meet its ethics and experience requirements.  Campbell, Administrative Services Manager, has been with EMC for three years.   


WTC under new leadership

Fargo, N.D. -- Casey Lindgren has joined Wallwork Truck Centers as General Manager.

Lindgren who is originally from Fargo started his retail career in the automotive industry at age 18 at Corwin Automotive was promoted through many different management roles. Sixteen years later, he moved to RDO Truck Center as Director of Used Equipment in 2014. In his new role with Wallwork Casey oversees 10 roof top locations for Wallwork Truck Centers.

“We are excited to have Casey Lindgren as our new General Manager. His skills and experience are a great addition to the Wallwork Company” said Curry Quenette, Wallwork Vice President.

Casey enjoys the lakes water sports, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, golf, traveling and time with his family. Casey and his wife Kristin have 4 children. Casey attended Pelican Rapids High School and DL Technical College for Outdoor Power and Snowmobile Technology. Casey is involved in many industry associations.


Greenfield Joins KLJ as Chief Financial Officer


Bismarck, N.D. -- Engineering firm, KLJ, has announced that Dan Greenfield has joined the company and will serve as Chief Financial Officer.

In his role, he will develop long-range financial plans and investment strategy to position the company for continued financial success.

For more than 20 years, Greenfield has served as an executive leader in the healthcare, technology, and manufacturing industries in both large and small firms. He brings a wealth of knowledge in financial forecasting, planning, and analysis, as well as acquisitions and integrations. “Dan’s knowledge of financial forecasting with long-range strategic financial planning, will add great strength to our team as we work to meet our vision of being a nationally recognized and respected infrastructure provider,” said Dean Anagnost, Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining KLJ, Greenfield earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University. He most recently served as Vice President of Finance – Cash Flow and Strategic Planning for a leading global manufacturer of healthcare devices. Greenfield is experienced in leading financial teams and driving business results by partnering with senior leaders to establish clear plans and operating mechanisms. He will be based in KLJ’s Saint Paul, Minnesota office

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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