People You Should Know

JULY 9, 2019

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Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard reaccreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by President George H.W. Bush, created the Gold Standard to recognize employers for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees to reduce the risk and burden of cancer.

Dakota State University

Shannon Steffke

Shannon Steffke, the brand and marketing coordinator at Dakota State University, has been voted second lieutenant governor to the board of governors for District 8 of the American Advertising Federation. The district covers South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Steffke also has served as executive director of the South Dakota Advertising Federation. She will oversee the district’s American Advertising Awards and help member clubs with their local event and competition.

AVPro Global Holdings

Matt Murray

Matt Murray, co-owner and chief technology officer of AVPro Global Holdings, has been named to Dealerscope’s 40 Under 40 list. Honorees were cited by their industry peers for distinguished job performance and visionary behavior.


Diamond Mowers

Diamond Mowers LLC has appointed Wayne Baumberger as its new president. Founder Bill Doyle will step down from the role of president but will remain as the company’s CEO. Baumberger, a South Dakota native, worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 22 years in engineering, development, production and operational roles.

Expansion Capital Group

Expansion Capital Group has appointed Herk Christie as chief operating officer. Christie, who has been with the technology-enabled specialty lender for small businesses since 2016, had been serving as vice president of operations.

Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation

Anthony Pizer

Addie Graham-Kramer

The board of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation has elected two new members who will serve three-year terms.

Addie Graham-Kramer, CEO and founder of The Event Company. She and her husband have two boys who attend public schools in Sioux Falls.

Anthony Pizer, a financial adviser at Thrivent Financial. He and his wife have two young children, including a boy who will start first grade in the 2019-20 school year.

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