People You Should Know

AUG. 20, 2019

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.

SDN Communications

Denny Law, general manager and CEO of Golden West Telecommunications in Wall, has been named president of the board of managers for SDN Communications. Past president Bryan Roth, general manager and CEO of TrioTel Communications in Salem and Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative in Clear Lake, was elected vice president. Randy Houdek of Venture Communications in Highmore was re-elected secretary/treasurer. Other board members are Mark Benton, Midstate Communications; Rod Bowar, Kennebec Telephone; Colle Nash, West River Cooperative Telephone Co.; Steve Meyer, Swiftel Communications; Ross Petrick, Alliance Communications; and Ryan Thompson, Santel Communications.

Arete Wealth Management

For the third year in a row, Arete Wealth Management has been featured in InvestmentNews’  Top Independent Broker-Dealer rankings. Most notable was its No. 1 ranking among 130 firms in private placement revenue. It also was ranked in the top 10 for alternative investment revenue. In the category for firms with fewer than 250 representatives, Arete ranked No. 1 for alternative investment revenue, No. 3 for pre-tax earnings and No. 6 for overall revenue. The Sioux Falls office is managed by Dennis Thurman, who specializes in private equity, real estate and venture capital private placements.

Ballard Spahr

Four attorneys at Ballard Spahr have been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The guide bases its selection on peer reviews.

  • Daniel R. Fritz, commercial litigation and insurance law.
  • Heath Oberloh, corporate law.
  • Amy L. Arndt, mergers and acquisitions law.
  • Mary A. Akkerman, trusts and estates.

Gage Brothers

Stephanie Pendrys, marketing manager at Gage Brothers, has been named one of the top 40 marketers under the age of 40 by Direct Marketing News. Pendrys joined the company in 2015 and serves as the company’s one-person marketing department.

Goosmann Law Firm

Matthew Abel

Matthew Abel has joined Goosmann Law Firm. Abel is a trust and estate litigator. His areas of practice include estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, general business litigation and estate planning. He is licensed to practice in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Hegg Realtors

Three broker associates have joined Hegg Realtors.

Jayme Werning

Andrew Miller

Deb Vander Haar

Deb Vander Haar worked for 10 years as a registered nurse and 27 years as a nurse anesthetist.

Andrew Miller is a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard.

Jayme Werning is part of The Dave and Co. Real Estate Team. She spent 12 years in the Air National Guard as a bioenvironmental engineer.

Regency Hotel Management

Northern Bay Golf Course, which is part of Wisconsin-based Northern Bay Resort and managed by Sioux Falls-based Regency Hotel Management, has been named the Best Comeback Course by Midwest Golf Magazine in its Editor’s Choice Awards. The course was selected from more than 1,000 golf courses in eight states.

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