People You Should Know

AUG. 8, 2017

This week’s feature includes news from MetaBank, Canfield Business Interiors, gpac, Mud Mile Communications and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.


MetaBank has promoted two staff members:

Brian Siemonsma

  • Kerry Thomas

    Kerry Thomas to personal banker from customer service representative. She has been with MetaBank for a year.

  • Brian Siemonsma to project director for the enterprise project management office. He has been with Meta for almost five years and previously held the positions of senior business analyst and project manager.

MetaBank has hired four staff members:

Shawn Lunde

Carolyn Starzl

  • Shawn Lunde as a senior financial analyst. Lunde has 14 years of financial industry experience. She has worked at Premier Bancard and Midland National Life, and most recently served as a reimbursement analyst at Avera McKennan.
  • Carolyn Starzl as a project manager. Starzl has 10 years of experience working at Fiserv, most recently serving as a conversion services manager.

Kimberly Banks

Darci Fluit

  • Kimberly Banks as business development manager for the retail bank. Banks has 19 years of financial services experience, the majority of which she spent at Peoples State Bank – now American Bank & Trust. Her positions there included market president and operations officer.
  • Darci Fluit as SharePoint Solutions designer. She most recently served as a project analyst at the EROS Data Center.

Sgt. Rory Kelley and Mark Lanners

Mark Lanners, MetaBank’s database administration director, has been honored with a Patriot Award from the South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program. The award recognizes individuals who provide support and cooperation to their employees who serve in the armed forces. Lanners was nominated by Sgt. Rory Kelley, a database administrator II who serves in the South Dakota Army National Guard.

Canfield Business Interiors

Canfield Business Interiors has been designated as a Best in Class dealership by Haworth Inc. The annual distinction, which was established in 2011, is awarded to dealerships based on exceptional performance in market development, sales and customer satisfaction, operational excellence and enterprise development. Haworth gave the award to only 30 businesses in its network of more than 250 dealerships.


Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly has been named managing partner at staffing agency gpac. He will focus on the duties of general counsel and directing business operations. He previously was a partner at Davenport, Evans Hurwitz & Smith.

 Mud Mile Communications

Mud Mile Communications received two silver Telly Awards and four bronze Tellys in this year’s competition for video work. Mud Mile earned top awards for Augustana University’s “Basketball Hype” video and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s 2016 banquet opener. It received the bronze awards for a basketball documentary for Augustana, and educational video for the Luther House of Study and commercials for Lloyd Cos. and DooGooders.

Sioux Falls Sports Authority

Tim Evans has been named project director for the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. Evans spent the past five years as the director of athletic communications at Augustana University.

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