People You Should Know

MAY 29, 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.


Mary Hill

Avera has selected Mary Hill to serve as the executive vice president of mission for Avera. Hill will provide executive leadership to support the Catholic identity of Avera by fostering commitment to the mission, vision and values. She has been with Avera since 2015, serving as the vice president of ethics, and she will continue to be responsible for ethics leadership. Hill has worked as a health care attorney, nursing executive and psychiatric nurse. She also has served as a mission executive, leadership formation facilitator and compliance officer within Catholic health care ministries. From 2006-09, Hill was the deputy health commissioner for the state of Indiana.

Patrick Coughlin

POWER Basketball Academy

Patrick Coughlin has been named coordinator of the POWER Basketball Academy at the Sanford Pentagon. Coughlin played basketball at the University of Sioux Falls and graduated in 2013. He has been an assistant with the academy since 2014.



Eric Anderson

Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Eric Anderson has joined Black Hills Federal Credit Union as a mortgage originator at the Marion Road member service center. He has 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry.


Dow Rummel Village

Dow Rummel Village has received the National Quality of Achievement Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program. It was the only retirement community in Sioux Falls to receive the honor.

Hegg Realtors

Hegg Realtors has added three broker associates:

Brett Sichmeller

Heather Olson

Danielle Hoyer

Danielle Hoyer has joined The Amy Stockberger Team. She has 10 years of experience in residential sales and new construction management.

Heather Olson has joined The Amy Stockberger Team. She has 23 years of experience in real estate.

Brett Sichmeller has joined the Aaron Rietsema group. His background is in banking and farming.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

South Dakota Public Broadcasting has promoted Melissa Hamersma Sievers to a producer in the television department. She started with the organization 16 years ago as a college intern.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting has hired four staff members.

Former interns Krystal Schoenbauer and Levi Gutz are videographers.

Aaron Siders is a promotion producer. He has 13 years of experience in television, radio and print.

Kristi Dorn has joined the Friends of SDPB team. Her background is in project management, most recently with Media One and Sanford Health.

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