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FARGO, N.D. – The copper and aged bronze colors on the exterior of Border States Electric’s new headquarters here are no accident. They’re meant to reflect the electrical components that Border States distributes – products that have powered the company’s growth from two electrical-supply salesmen in 1952 to more than 2,200 employee-owners today.
Editor’s note: Paul Wilson is president and CEO of Noridian Healthcare Solutions of Fargo, N.D. And in this Q&A, he tells Prairie Business about the company and its coast-to-coast operations. Wilson is a former CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center in Los Alamos, N.M. He also held CEO positions at Innovis Health (now known as Essentia Health), at DMS Health Technologies and at Lake Region Healthcare of Fergus Falls, Minn.
Over the past few years, the Human Resources department at Basin Electric Power Cooperative has created procedures and software to move from hard-copy personnel, benefits and payroll files toward the electronic storage of employee files. By categorizing each employee file, we control who can and cannot see the documents, improve record retention, create instant availability and reduce the need for storage space.
Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Half-full, came the answer on Feb. 8 at the airport in Williston, N.D. Even though any actual liquid would have frozen, turning its container into a glass half-full of ice.
McGinniss named dean of law school at UND GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Michael McGinniss, associate professor of law at the University of North Dakota, has been named dean of the School of Law by Provost Tom DiLorenzo. McGinniss joined the UND faculty in 2010. He teaches courses on professional responsibility, evidence, conflict of laws, remedies and legal ethics. A popular teacher, he has served as the faculty advisor for the North Dakota Law Review for the past seven years, and students have chosen him to hood them at spring commencement since 2012.
Pearson named Aldevron corporate attorney FARGO, N.D. – Keleigh Pearson has joined Aldevron as the company’s new corporate attorney. In her position, Pearson will serve as in-house legal counsel for business transactions including negotiation, drafting and review of contracts, as well as an advisor for corporate governance and operations.
Cooper joins First International Bank & Trust FARGO, N.D. – First International Bank & Trust has hired Charlie Cooper as East market private banking manager,. Cooper, who is based in Fargo but will work with clients all over the state, has nearly two decades of experience in financial services.
NDSU hires entrepreneurship director FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University’s College of Business has hired Scott David Meyer as executive director of entrepreneurship initiatives.
Minnesota state senator earns Small Business award ST. PAUL – Minnesota State Sen. Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, recently was presented with a Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business. “Sen. Johnson is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce that he has earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Mike Hickey, NFIB Minnesota state director, in a press release.
Editor’s note: Jeff Olson is president and CEO of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, which represents credit unions in both states. In addition, Olson now is serving his second term on the American Association of Credit Union Leagues executive board and sits on the Consumer Consideration Committee of the Credit Union National Association board.