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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 9

Enclave hires new vice president of construction

Fargo, N.D. – Enclave Companies has hired a new vice president of construction.

Derek Hoeschen brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, including having worked as a project manager, superintendent, project engineer, office engineer and field engineer. 

Most recently he served as general manager at McGough Construction.

“We’re thrilled to have Derek join our leadership team to help drive the continued development and expansion of Enclave’s construction division,” Enclave co-founder Ben Meland said. 

In his new role, Hoeschen, a graduate of North Dakota State University, will apply his knowledge and expertise to provide executive leadership to Enclave Construction while supporting the organization’s mission of creating spaces where people are inspired to do their best work and live their best life.

Flint Group hires new junior copywriter

FARGO, N.D. - Flint Group, a full-service communication and marketing agency, has hired Mia Duncan as a junior copywriter.

Duncan earned a bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications, with minors in writing, public relations, and a certificate in publishing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

Prior to joining Flint, she worked as an operations coordinator for a nationwide nonprofit.


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