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Cesar Juarez has been named partner in the Goosmann Law Firm. Juarez focuses his practice on litigation and employment law, as well as expanding the firm’s corporate and business law practice. Juarez joined the firm in 2015 after practicing law for several years in South Dakota.
Hegg Realtors has added two broker associates.
Amy Larson has joined the Dave & Co. team. She worked in education for 15 years.
Christine Liberko has joined the Tyler Goff Group. She has experience in customer service and sales.
Wendy Dooley has joined the Helpline Center as its marketing director. It’s a new position for the nonprofit organization. Dooley previously was the program and events manager for the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Before that, she worked in the Vucurevich School of Business at the University of Sioux Falls with recruitment, partnerships, communications and office operations.
J&L Harley-Davidson has received the Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award from Harley-Davidson Motor Co. The award is based on sales performance, customer service and satisfaction, and operational measures.
Two members have been re-elected to the LSS Foundation board of directors, and two new members have been appointed. Rita Karels and Rich Aguilar were re-elected. Aguilar also serves as secretary. Ron Hegge of Renner and Mark Thomas are the new directors.
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation board has re-elected its officers: Chair, Stephanie Gongopoulos, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls; vice chair, Vernon Brown, SDN Communications; secretary, Catherine Dekkenga, JLG Architects; and treasurer, Jackie Dumansky, First Premier Bank.
The South Dakota Advertising Federation has presented its annual awards to recognize professionals for excellence in their field.
Mark Glissendorf received the Silver Medal Award. Glissendorf is the senior vice president of operations and public relations at Lawrence & Schiller, where he has worked for 30 years.
Eva Hofer received the Creative Legacy Award. Hofer is the senior art director and designer for Media One. She has been in the industry for more than 30 years, working at several Sioux Falls agencies and as a freelancer.
Xcel Energy has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies. It ranked fourth on the list of electric and gas utilities. The rankings are based on surveys with industry leaders and analysts, covering attributes such as innovation, people management and social responsibility.
Here’s a look at this week’s People You Should Know.