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Movers & Shakers

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Movers & Shakers features new hires, promotions and awards involving top executives and organizations. For consideration, email Guaranteed placement is provided only to partners of SiouxFalls.Business.


Dr. Matthew Barker has been elected as a director at large for the board of the American Urogynecologic Society. Barker is a fellowship-trained urogynecologist with Avera Medical Group Urogynecology, the director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center and an academic professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He joined Avera in 2009.


MarketBeat has hired Melissa Brock as an associate editor. Brock joins MarketBeat’s growing editorial and content team that produces original stock-related content for its 3 million subscribers and brings several years of expertise in writing and publishing to her new role. She most recently served as a freelance writer and as the money editor at Benzinga.

Startup Sioux Falls

The board of directors for Startup Sioux Falls has elected officers: chair, Mike Ridder, Blueprint Business Advisory; vice chair, Allie Hartzler, city of Sioux Falls; treasurer, Paul Tschetter, Boyce Law Firm; secretary, Matt Paulson, MarketBeat; and past chair, Bill Anderson, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls. New directors are Jason Herrboldt, First Bank & Trust; Mike Lynch, Forward Sioux Falls; John Meyer, No Fun Team; and Keith Severson, representing the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.

Two staff members at Startup Sioux Falls have been promoted.

Brienne Maner has been named president. She has served as executive director since 2019. Maner has served in nonprofit leadership roles in Sioux Falls for over a decade, including Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society and Downtown Sioux Falls Inc.

Sara Lum has been named vice president. She has been serving as the director of marketing of operations and joined the organization almost two years ago. Lum, a licensed architect, has 10 years of experience in academia and the private and nonprofit sectors.

Avel eCare

Dr. Kelly Rhone has been named chief medical officer of Avel eCare, the former Avera eCare. A board-certified emergency physician with 15 years of leadership experience in telemedicine. Rhone joined the telemedicine provider in 2012 as the medical director of emergency medicine. She has been serving as interim CMO since April. She is also an associate professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Boyce Law Firm

Kristin Derenge has joined Boyce Law Firm. She will provide legal services for cases ranging from estates and trusts to corporate and other business transactions. Her past experience includes working in criminal analysis for the state of Nebraska and MetaBank. After attending law school, Derenge gained further experience as a law clerk for a South Dakota Supreme Court justice and a U.S. District Court of South Dakota judge.

Central Payments

Central Payments has installed its initial board of directors: Tony Scavuzzo and Sundeep Rana, managing principals at Castle Creek Capital; Kathryn Petralia, co-founder of Kabbage and Keep Financial; Trent Sorbe, founder and CEO of Central Payments; and Joe Tutera, president and CEO of Tutera Group and chairman of Central Bank of Kansas City.

Central Payments has added four senior vice presidents to the leadership team: Chad Noble, analytics and business intelligence and interim CFO; Jessica Drew, general counsel; Sridevi Anwar, compliance and risk; and Chris Schattin, revenue.

First Bank & Trust

Five leaders of the First Bank & Trust executive team have been promoted.

Jason Herrboldt is the new chief banking officer. He previously served as market president in Sioux Falls and chief retail officer for the bank. With two decades of experience in financial services, he now oversees all markets for the bank, which has 22 locations in 17 communities in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Sadie Bell is the new chief retail officer. She served as director of retail banking in Sioux Falls. She has 18 years of experience in banking.

Adam Kniffen is the new market president for Sioux Falls. Previously serving as vice president, business banking manager, Kniffen has 18 years of banking experience.

Carrie Wilson, who has been with the bank for 15 years, is the new chief financial officer and chief operations officer.

Kristina Schaefer is the new chief risk officer and chief administrative officer. She has been with the bank for 15 years.

Kristina Schaefer, executive vice president, chief risk officer, chief administrative officer and general counsel at First Bank & Trust has received an Emerging Leader Award from the American Bankers Association. Schaefer and 10 other winners were recognized as the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to their industry and communities.

First Premier Bank

First Premier Bank has hired two staff members.

Barry Hoogland is a vice president business banker. Hoogland has 16 years of experience in banking.

Ryan Schneider is a senior business banker. Schneider has 14 years of experience in the financial industry.

First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard

Anna Suckow has joined First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard as assistant vice president, benefits, wellness and HRIS. Suckow has 18 years of professional experience.

Hegg Realtors

Aidan Kelly, a native of Ireland, has joined Hegg Realtors. He has 27 years of experience in the hospitality and customer service industry.


Mike Steffen, the meat market manager at the Hy-Vee on Minnesota Avenue, has received the company’s Legendary Customer Service Award. Steffen’s career at Hy-Vee began in 1977 in Sioux Falls as a checker and stocker, and over the past four decades he has become the face of the meat department. Fifteen winners were selected from among more than 80,000 Hy-Vee employees across eight states.

Orthopedic Institute

Dr. Luke Rasmussen has joined the Orthopedic Institute to help meet the increasing demand for hip and knee replacement solutions. To preserve soft tissue, which is critical in achieving rapid recovery after total joint replacement, Rasmussen employs less-invasive techniques, including the SuperPath tissue-sparing surgical approach for total hip replacement, the subvastus quadriceps-sparing approach for total knee replacement and robotic-assisted surgery.

Security National Bank of South Dakota

Tiffani Renken has been named retail banking manager at Security National Bank of South Dakota. Renken has 24 years of experience in the financial industry, including more than a decade in retail banking in the Sioux Falls area.


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