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Dzenan Berberovic, executive director of development for the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Foundation, has been named an Outstanding Young Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Before joining Avera, Berberovic served at the University of South Dakota, working in leadership in annual giving, major giving and principal giving.
Interstate Office Products has been named a 2017 Steelcase Premier Partner. IOP is one of only four Steelcase dealers in North America to achieve this distinction every year since the award’s inception seven years ago. Premier Partners are recognized for outstanding performance in market share, superior customer satisfaction scores, investment in community, sustainable financial performance and co-branding with Steelcase.
SDN Communications and its Minnesota and South Dakota partner companies have received a contract to provide broadband services to 50 sites in the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative based In Marshall, Minn. SDN has been providing internet and digital transport services to SWWC schools and libraries, but the new contract includes fiber-based Wide Area Network connectivity among the schools and libraries and the SWWC’s data centers, as well as managed routers providing a level of cybersecurity. The SDN partners providing direct fiber connections to SWWC members include NU-Telecom of New Ulm, Minn.; Woodstock Telephone of Ruthton, Minn.; Alliance Communications of Garretson and ITC of Clear Lake.
Jeana Goosmann, CEO and managing partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, has been selected by America’s Top 100 Attorneys as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Goosmann was selected based on her years of advocacy, ethical standards, success and legal accomplishments. She started the firm in 2009.
Hegg Realtors has been named one of the 500 largest brokers in the U.S., according to RISMedia’s Power Broker Report and the REAL Trends Top 500. For total sales volume in 2017, Hegg ranked at No. 363 on RISMedia’s list and No. 373 for REAL Trends, making it the highest-ranked company in South Dakota.
HenkinSchultz Creative Services has hired Justin Vanden Bosch as a large-format specialist for the HS Sign Shop. He has 12 years of sign shop experience and has 3M certification as an installer.
Three members of the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls received awards at the International Association of Insurance Professionals regional convention in Des Moines.
Jennifer Christensen, a senior client service consultant at Holmes Murphy & Associates, was named Insurance Professional of the Year.
Linda Medenwald, a surplus lines underwriter of Great Plains Brokerage, was named professional underwriter of the year.
Nachole Gillis, a client coordinator at Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan agency, was named the Confidence While Communicating speak-off winner.
Jarrod Smart of Jarrod Smart Construction has earned his Graduate Master Builder and Graduate Master Remodeler certifications from the National Association of Home Builders.
Midco has promoted two staff members in the Sioux Falls office.
Chris Garhart to director of training and quality. He has worked at Midco for 12 years in training, customer service and account management.
Aaron Kietzmann to director of field operations for South Dakota. He started with Midco 17 years ago as a field technician. He has served as a field operations manager and general operations manager.
Midco has hired two staff members for the Sioux Falls office.
Chad Madsen as director of IT development. He previously served as vice president of engineering at Sonifi. Madsen has held other software development and leadership positions in the technology industry and spent two years supporting the introduction of EMR solutions to clinics in Ghana.
Scott Sylliassen as director of IT operations. He spent 20 years in health care IT, most recently serving as Sanford Health’s technology director.
Dick Groeger has joined the Reliabank Mortgage team. Groeger has almost 40 years of experience serving the Sioux Falls market as a mortgage lender.
TownePlaceSuites South has received Marriott’s Silver Circle Award, which is given to the top 20 percent of TownePlace hotels based on a guest’s intent to recommend ratings.
Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls has named the winners of its annual Women of Excellence Awards.
Excellence in Marketing: Kendra Calhoun, Avera.
Excellence in Sales: Kristin Hoefert, Northwestern Mutual.
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Amy Stockberger, The Amy Stockberger Team.
Supporting Excellence: Laura Nemec, SGT contractor at EROS.
Excellence Through the Decades: Cindy Hoy, Sanford Health.
Here’s a look at this week’s People You Should Know.