People You Should Know

OCT. 17, 2017

This week’s People You Should Know feature includes news from the Allen Edge Real Estate Team, MetaBank, Profile by Sanford, TSP Inc., JamesDugan, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Dakota Small Business Development Center and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

Allen Edge Real Estate Team

Landon White has joined the Allen Edge Real Estate Team, part of Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls. He comes to Sioux Falls from Rapid City, where he was part of a real estate team with his mother called White and White.


JoAnn Linn

Deanne Johnson

MetaBank has promoted two staff members.

Deanne Johnson is the EFT relationship manager. She has been with MetaBank for five years and joined the company as an operations analyst.

JoAnn Linn is the mortgage lending manager for the Sioux Empire market. Linn has been with MetaBank for five years, working with business/commercial banking and most recently as a mortgage lender.

MetaBank has hired five staff members:

Kristy Richter

Deborah Vicinsky

Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson is the HRIS application manager. He has more than two decades of experience in IT and payroll and most recently held the position of senior application support analyst at Sanford Health.

Deborah Vicinsky is a credit risk analyst I. Vicinsky taught higher education mathematics classes at the University of Oregon and Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Kristy Richter is a senior accountant. She has almost two decades of accounting experience and recently held senior positions with Hegg Cos. Inc. and Home Federal Bank.

Mark Miller

Blaine Moen

 Blaine Moen is the portfolio risk manager. Moen has almost two decades of financial services experience. He worked at CNA Surety as the services operations manager for the past seven years.

 Mark Miller is a database developer. Miller has a strong background in database administration and has held positions at DakotaCare, Digital Community Holding and ReliaMax.

Profile by Sanford

Profile by Sanford has named the store in Sioux City as its franchise of the year. The location is owned by Dr. Mark Lounsbery, a Sanford internal medicine physician in Sioux Falls, and his wife, Michelle.

Mark Averett


Architect Mark Averett has been named managing principal of TSP Inc.’s Rapid City office. He has almost two decades of planning and design experience, with specialized expertise in health care and education. Averett joined TSP in 2003. He is a registered architect in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.


Tori Halverson

Tori Halverson recently joined JamesDugan as the account service and project manager. She has eight years of marketing experience and most recently worked at a local ad agency as an account specialist.

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has elected officers for its executive committee: chair, Steve Van Buskirk, Van Buskirk Cos.; chair-elect Tim Sturdevant, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts; vice chair, Bobbi Thury, Legacy Law Firm; treasurer, Dan Doyle, Cutler Law Firm; and immediate past chair, Dr. Dave Kapaska, retired CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. The chamber also elected five members to serve on the board of directors: Tom Biegler, president and CEO of Regency Hotel Management; Paul Hanson, an executive vice president at Sanford Health; Randy Knecht, president and CEO of Journey Group Cos.; Karla Santi, CEO and founding partner of Blend Interactive; and Claire Santos, owner and brand partner of Wingstop and Zoup restaurants. Curt Zaske, market president and business banking manager for Wells Fargo, has been appointed to fill the remaining term of the seat vacated by Bill Albrecht.

Jim Whitcomb

South Dakota Small Business Development Center

Jim Whitcomb has joined the staff of the Sioux Falls Regional Office of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center as a business consultant. He succeeds Marc Ford, who recently retired. Whitcomb was a co-owner of Sun ‘N Fun Specialty Sports for 27 years. He also worked in a sale-related position at Vern Eide Acura.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Kerrie Vilhauer

Kerrie Vilhauer has joined the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings as the director of marketing. She has 13 years of communications and marketing experience.

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