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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending July 5

Christie named COO of Expansion Capital Group

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Herk Christie has been appointed chief operating officer of Expansion Capital Group. 

Christie, who had been serving as vice president of operations, will oversee the company's underwriting, IT, analytics and merchant support and services departments. 

Christie has been with ECG since March 2016.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, ECD is a technology-enabled specialty lender that leverages data and analytics to offer customized solutions to small businesses.


Chambers named legislative director for U.S. Sen. Cramer

WASHINGTON – Micah Chambers will serve as legislative director for U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Cramer’s office announced.

Chambers previously served as Cramer’s senior legislative assistant for Senate Armed Services and Environment and Public Works committee issues, and he will retain this policy portfolio.

Before joining the senator’s office, Chambers was deputy director of congressional and legislative affairs at the Department of Interior. He also served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for then-Congressman Ryan Zinke.


Emineth hired as a vice president of sales for DSG

FARGO, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group has hired Brandon Emineth as its new vice president of sales for mechanical products and services. 

Emineth will lead sales across DSG’s mechanical segments, including plumbing, HVAC/R, waterworks and on-site sewer, water and well.

Prior to joining DSG, Emineth held leadership roles with Familian Northwest and Ferguson over the past 17 years, including branch management, sales management, general management, and most recently as director of sales for the Northwest region.