People You Should Know

JULY 10, 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.


MetaBank has hired two staff members.

Rodney Heetland

Vianeris Ortiz

Vishal Jhaveri

Vishal Jhaveri is the senior vice president of marketing. He has 17 years of experience leading marketing teams at hardware and software technology companies.

Vianeris Ortiz is a partner account executive. Ortiz has several years of global financial services experience, including 20 years with Mastercard.

MetaBank has promoted Rodney Heetland to application administration manager. Heetland has been with Meta for almost five years and most recently served as the senior application administrator.

Caliber Creative

Caliber Creative has hired Austin Cragoe as the production manager. He has more than a decade of in-house and agency marketing experience, as well was owning and operating two small businesses.

Falls Dental Center, Great Plains Dental and Hart Dental

Dr. Michael Frankman of Falls Dental Center, Dr. William Schultz of Great Plains Dental and Dr. Christopher Hart of Hart Dental in Mitchell have been named to Kleer’s list of the most influential dentists in America. Kleer, a cloud-based platform that provides services to dentists, picked dentists in each state based on their social media footprint, positive patient ratings, overall media presence, leadership and philanthropic efforts.

Mud Mile Communications

Mud Mile Communications received three honors at the 39th annual Telly Awards, including the new gold award to recognize the best in television and digital commercials and programs. Mud Mile received the top honor for its web video content for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The advertising agency also received bronze awards for its work for Augustana University and owner Jolene Loetscher’s mayoral campaign.

Stockwell Engineers

Stockwell Engineers’ landscape architecture design work for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society’s national headquarters in Sioux Falls was featured in the June issue of Landscape Architecture & Specifier News magazine. In addition to landscaping, Stockwell provided design services for site grading, utilities, pavement and irrigation that were part of the nonprofit’s expansion project that started in 2015.

Weisser Distributing

Weisser Distributing of Tea has promoted Travis Huber to business development assistant.

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