Movers & Shakers

OCT. 25, 2022

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

South Dakota Biotech The South Dakota Biotech board has elected officers: president, Mel Ustad, South Dakota EPSCoR; vice president, Mark Stowers, The Global Bluefish Co.; secretary, Kara McCormick, Sanford Research; treasurer, Christoph Bausch, SAB Biotherapeutics.

Central Payments Central Payments has added six staff members. Emma Abbas, staff accountant/financial analyst. Ilka Cader, senior platform support analyst. Michael Halvey, Smartsheet system manager. Colin Ingalls, project manager. Tanisha Olson, account payable manager. Jason Snyder, marketing compliance analyst.

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas has hired three staff members.

Jennifer Folliard is the director of policy and communications. She previously served as the maternal child health director for the South Dakota Department of Health. Catherine Anthony is an outreach and enrollment navigator. Previously, Anthony served as an admissions specialist for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center and as a membership and enrollment specialist for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Twila Hansen is the administrative and program coordinator. She previously worked for Special Olympics South Dakota for 12 years as the office manager, benefits coordinator and accountant.

First Interstate Wealth Management Tyler Bush of Hills, Minnesota, has joined the First Interstate Wealth Management team as a wealth adviser and will oversee the Sioux Falls team. Bush has 15 years of experience in the financial industry.

Insight Insight has received a Top Agency Award by Summit International Awards based on the quality of its advertising and marketing work in multiple categories. Competing against creative agencies in 19 countries, Insight won five awards.

  • Golds for a Dakota Lions Sight & Health mailer, Lunchtime Solutions’ website and an Oro Agri video.

  • Silver for a Dakota Lions Sight & Health multimedia public relations, digital and traditional campaign.

  • Bronze for fleet graphics developed for the transit system in Clear Creek County in Colorado.

Liberty National Bank Jacob Stahl has been promoted to president and CEO of Liberty National Bank, which serves customers in Sioux Falls, Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City and the Iowa communities of Sioux City, Okoboji and Johnston. Stahl joined the team in 2009 as a senior vice president/senior credit officer and was promoted to Sioux Falls market president in 2018. He has 30 years of banking experience with a background in commercial and agricultural lending, credit administration and financial analysis.