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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Jan. 11

AE2S names Meyer as CEO

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – AE2S has announced its new CEO, the company reports.

Grant Meyer has worked for AE2S for more than 20 years and is credited with strategic initiatives and growth in his time as business development director and chief development officer, as well as bringing the environmental engineering consulting firm into the Twin Cities and Minnesota market by establishing an office in Maple Grove, Minn.

Meyer began his career as an intern in the Grand Forks AE2S office while attending the University of North Dakota.  While at UND, he earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering with environmental emphasis.  

Over the years, he was promoted to operations manager and regional client program leader. Meyer most recently served as the firm’s chief development officer. He led the growth of office operations as well as all the firm’s practice leaders over the course of the past 10 years.

Meyer's experience includes a variety of water and wastewater system infrastructure planning, design and construction projects, according to AE2S.  He has seen numerous projects from master planning through design and construction for systems serving hundreds of thousands of people in the Upper Midwest.

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Welder joins staff of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas has hired Lori Welder as the new director of communications in the Bismarck office.

Weider brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing and design to her new position, the association reports.

Weider received an associate’s degree in commercial art from Bismarck State College and completed her bachelor’s degree in graphic communications and marketing at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). She is also a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Program of Bismarck- Mandan, is an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and United Way and serves on the advisory board for the Bismarck State College Computer and Technology program.