People You Should Know

JAN. 9, 2018

 People You Should Know features new hires, promotions and awards involving top executives and organizations. For consideration, email Guaranteed placement is provided only to partners of SiouxFalls.Business.


CoinLion, a Sioux Falls-based digital asset management platform, has completed the formation of its advisory board. Members are William Bushee, vice president of BrightPlanet; Mark Eaton, NBA All-Star and entrepreneur; Alex Ferrer, “Judge Alex” host; Jeffrey Hayzlett, TV and radio host, author and speaker; Christie Hefner, chairwoman of Hatch Beauty and former  chairwoman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises; Karthik Iyer, founder and CEO of BlockchainMonk; Adam Johnson, founder of Bullseye Brief and former Bloomberg Television anchor; Richard Lowe, president and chief operating officer of Franchise Services Inc.; Colin Luce, fintech investor, adviser and operator; Ashley Podhradsky, associate professor of digital forensics and co-founder of CybHER; Jared Polites,  blockchain adviser and former FBI analyst; former U.S. Rep. Max Sandlin, general counsel of Mercury; Paolo Tasca, digital economist and blockchain adviser; and Andrew Wilka, international cyber law and cybersecurity law expert.

Hegg Realtors

Steven Skinner

Kim Schafer

Two broker associates have joined Hegg Realtors.

Kim Schafer has worked in real estate for the past 15 years as the officer manager of Hegg. She is now a licensed agent.

Steven Skinner joins the David Larson team. He also is an officer in the South Dakota Army National Guard.

 Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire

Kim Hefner-Hines

The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire has installed new officers: president, Kim Hefner-Hines, Allen Homes; first vice president, Dusty Rallis, Rallis Construction; second vice president, Brad Mair, A-Plus Construction; associate vice president, Jerry Cook, Audio Video Integrations; secretary, Chane Patten, Builder’s Millwork & Window; treasurer, Michele Rislov, First Bank & Trust; and immediate past president, Corey Johnson, G.A. Johnson Construction. Lydell Larson of Falls City Construction has joined the board of directors.

Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management

Kelsey Hillberg

The Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management has presented its annual HR Professional of the Year awards.

Kelsey Hillberg, a talent adviser at Sanford Health, was named the Emerging HR Professional of the Year. She is responsible for the full-cycle recruitment process for Sanford’s corporate nonclinical positions and also has been identified as a peer mentor, subject matter expert and leader within the talent acquisition department. She serves as president of the DisruptHR Sioux Falls group.

Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson, director of talent and culture for ReliaMax, received the Distinguished HR Professional of the Year award. He participates in Junior Achievement as a board member and classroom volunteer, is a member of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Young Professional Network and a graduate of Leadership South Dakota. He is a former president of SESHRM.


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