People You Should Know

DEC. 10, 2018

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TSP Inc.

Michelle Klobassa

Michelle Klobassa, a principal and senior architect with TSP Inc., has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 list. The annual compilation recognizes business professionals younger than 40 who have made significant impacts in their field and demonstrate dedication to community. Klobassa joined Group II Architects, which later merged with TSP, shortly after earning a master’s degree in architecture. She has been a registered professional since 2010 and is one of only two women architects who have become a principal in TSP’s almost 90-year history.

Hegg Realtors

Shelby King

Krista Marx

Hegg Realtors has added two broker associates.

Krista Marx has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and the construction rental business.

Shelby King’s previous experience includes working for the past six months as an assistant for Todd Thoelke and Marcus Walgrave at Hegg Realtors.

Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire

Jim Dunham

Preston Mettler

Scott Hjellming

The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire has presented its annual building industry awards.

Housing Hall of Fame inductee: Scott Hjellming, Hjellming Construction Co.

Jeff Schlepp

Luke Urlacher

Builder Member of the Year: Preston Mettler, First Choice Development.

Associate Member of the Year: Jim Dunham, Jim Dunham & Associates.

Volunteer of the Year: Luke Urlacher, Builders FirstSource.

Presidential Award: Jeff Schlepp, Southeast Technical Institute.


Ryan Quam

William Bushee

MarketBeat has hired two executives.

William Bushee has been named vice president for business development.

Ryan Quam has been named vice president for software engineering.

U.S. Sen. John Thune

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has received the Health IT Pioneer award from Health IT Now for sponsoring the Streamline Small Cell Deployment Act. Health IT Now is a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers supporting the use of data and health information technology to improve health care. Thune’s legislation would advance the deployment of telecommunication small cells, which are central to the building of a 5G broadband network. The organization has endorsed the measure, saying that implementation of 5G will mean improvements in real-time disease diagnosis, population analytics, patient outcomes and remote-access capabilities – all leading to more efficient, higher quality, technology-enabled care.


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