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Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, has promoted two staff members:
Sarah Delaney to vice president analytic services.
Jo Lynn Higgins to director of client services, employee health and benefits.
Howalt+McDowell has hired five staff members:
Tracy Skuza as a client adviser, property and casualty.
Sean Mayer as a risk management consultant.
Rebecca Fenton as a safety and compliance consultant.
Cody Huisken as a business development specialist.
Jessica Dewitt as a client representative, property and casualty.
Two staff members at Howalt+McDowell have received recognition.
Christy Westerman, an employee benefits consultant, was presented the Promise Award in the small-group segment by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Howard Boote, an employee benefits consultant, was approved for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table by the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Members are high performers who demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, adhere to strict ethical standards and provide outstanding client service.
MetaBank has hired five staff members.
Randy Wilk is a senior vice president and the chief IS development officer. He is a certified Scrum Master and Scrum Professional.
Jennifer Henson is a project manager. She has 23 years of business leadership and a background in project management.
Chad Wolf is a security analyst II. Wolf served in the Navy/Reserve for almost 20 years while working in technical roles for Wells Fargo and the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Curtis Webb is the vice president of product management. Before joining Meta, he was a vice president of global digital payments at Citibank and held positions at Mastercard.
Paul Westendorf is director of IS support. He worked for 27 years at Fiserv managing system services and project management teams. He most recently worked at Zuercher Technologies as the support manager.
Metabank has promoted two staff members.
Jeremy Bain is the director of enterprise risk systems. He has been with Meta for five years.
Howard Schmidt is a business intelligence analyst II. He has been with Meta for three years.
Brandon Huether has joined Sanford Health as a senior communications specialist. He has 10 years of graphic design, social media, branding, communications and marketing experience in diverse industries.
Nicole Fodness has joined Black Hills Federal Credit Union as manager of the 41st Street member service center. She has more than 20 years of experience as a personal banker and manager.
Ryan Jansa has joined the mortgage team at First Dakota National Bank. He has 12 years of experience in residential and commercial property sales and marketing. Jansa played professional golf after graduating for college.
Timothy Kintner has been named South Dakota regional president for Great Western Bank. Kintner, a Sioux Falls native, has more than 30 years of commercial, corporate and investment banking experience. Before joining Great Western, Kintner served as executive vice president – regional banking markets and community relations for Bankers Trust Co. in Des Moines. He also has held several senior executive positions at Marquette Bank and Wells Fargo.
Chad Vander Lugt has been hired as executive creative director of HenkinSchultz Creative Services. He has worked as an art director or creative director for advertising agencies in Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas and Portland, Maine, creating award-winning work for Tabasco, Frito-Lay and Master Lock and leading agency teams for Welch’s, Ingersoll Rand, Harrah’s and Dow AgroSciences.
Editor’s note: Curtis Webb’s title at MetaBank was corrected since the article was first published.
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