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Blake Crow, a tax partner at Eide Bailly LLP, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He completed a 25-month program that provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals. Crow specializes in serving financial institutions.
Ann Roemen, CEO of AccoCare, has become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association.
The American Institute of Architecture South Dakota has elected officers for its board of directors: President, Patri Acevedo, JLG Architects of Rapid City; vice president, Thomas Hurlbert, Co-op Architecture; secretary/treasurer, Michelle Klobassa, TSP Inc. New board members are Jeff Nelson, Falls Architecture Studio, and Randy Fisher, Designworks Inc. of Rapid City.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota has promoted Kadyn Wittman to a new position, community engagement associate, to coordinate outreach with communities throughout the state. Wittman previously served as the administrative coordinator.
Gregory LaFollette has been named to Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. LaFollette serves as a strategic adviser at CPA.com, a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He retired as vice president of product strategy for CPA.com in 2014 and practiced in Sioux Falls for 23 years. According to the magazine, “Despite constant threats to retire, LaFollette remains a leading voice in the transformation being wrought on the profession by and through technology, helping practitioners and vendors alike understand what accounting will look like when the dust settles.”
Hegg Realtors has added two broker associates.
Sean Larsen has joined The Amy Stockberger Team. He has a background in customer service and banking.
Amy Bullis is starting her career in real estate. For the past 17 years, she has been a certified pharmacy technician and also has worked as an analytical chemist in the environmental and livestock feed industries and as a nationally certified emergency medical technician.
The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization, has recognized Spoke-n-Sport with gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business certification. Spoke-n-Sport coordinates local cycling events, hosts maintenance classes to familiarize cyclists with their gear and serves as an advocate for cyclists locally and regionally. Owner Chad Pickard said the most significant action taken by the company in the past year has been creating programs that introduce people to other categories of cycling such as bike packing.
Lindsey Brashear has joined Weisser Distributing of Tea as its human resource manager. She has worked as a recruiter for Capital One and most recently served as director of staff development at A&B Business Solutions.
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