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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Dec. 12

Ackerman-Estvold welcomes new senior designer

MINOT, N.D. – Tony Benham has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time Senior Designer.

Benham, who earned an associate’s degree in architectural drafting and estimating from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., has worked in the engineering industry in Minot for more than 30 years. 

In his new role he will provide design expertise on engineering and architectural projects throughout North Dakota and Idaho.

Terri Donovan joins CHI St. Alexius Health

BISMARCK, N.D. – Terri Donovan recently joined CHI St. Alexius Health as the vice president of operational finance and chief financial officer. The company said Donovan has nearly 20 years of experience leveraging research and analyzing current healthcare trends to implement proactive strategies through effective financial stewardship, communication and collaborative leadership. She will work closely with operational and clinical leaders in the alignment of strategic direction, mission and values.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota hires new chief medical officer

Fargo, N.D. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has welcomed Dr. Greg Glasner as its chief medical officer. 

In his new role, Glasner has overall responsibility and accountability for leading the strategic direction of clinical integration, medical policy and health cost management. 

Trained as an OB/GYN physician, Glasner has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing physician and healthcare executive. He previously served as a board member at BCBSND for nine years and is well acquainted with the organization.

Among his many accomplishments, Glasner earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He completed residencies at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital and is also Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a member of the North Dakota OB/GYN Society, North Dakota State Medical Association and First District Medical Society.

Carrie Fraser joins Ackerman-Estvold

MINOT, N.D. – Carrie Fraser recently joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time Civil Engineer. 

Fraser earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering-Transportation from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla. She has worked for several firms designing a variety of transportation projects throughout the state of Florida. 

At Ackerman-Estvold, she will be working in the transportation group providing design expertise on projects throughout North Dakota and Montana.