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Dakota State University has again been listed as a top school in the nation for military students, according to the Military Times site Rebootcamp. DSU is ranked No. 29 out of 137 four-year colleges, up from No. 32 a year ago. University culture and student support are factors Rebootcamp considers when calculating the rankings. It also looks at academic quality and outcomes, policies, costs and financial aid. These considerations are combined with federal data, and the resulting rankings become a source of information for service members transitioning out of the military.
MetaBank has hired Barb Meng as a project manager in the enterprise project management office. She has extensive finance, IT and project experience and most recently held a project manager position with State Farm Bank, a subsidiary of State Farm Mutual Insurance Cos.
MetaBank has promoted 20 staff members:
Lorraine Wolf to operations manager. Wolf has been with Meta for four years and started as a business banking assistant.
Cole Lewandowski to financial analyst II from financial analyst I. Lewandowski has been with Meta for two years.
Matt Wenge to database developer II from database developer. Wenge has been with company for three years.
Nick Kontz to operations support manager. Kontz has been with Meta for four years and started as a support analyst I.
Ashley Sutton to BI analyst II from BI analyst I. Sutton has been with Meta for almost two years.
Leah Sideras to adviser-business control administration. Sideras has been with Meta for three years and started as a senior operations analyst.
Tyler Olson to director of information security. Olson has been with Meta for seven years and started as a security analyst.
Jennifer Nearman to operations business analyst. Nearman joined at the company 10 years ago as a deposit servicing specialist.
Kristin Cooke to communication specialist. Cooke has been with Meta for three years and started as a marketing coordinator.
Reilly Licha to operations support supervisor. Licha joined at Meta three years ago as a support analyst I.
Sharon Voss to vice president of EFT services. Voss has been with Meta for nine years and started as an EFT relationship manager.
Keith Sexe to director of consumer lending. Sexe has been with Meta for a year and started as a portfolio risk manager.
Melissa Toft to account management manager. Toft joined the company a year ago as an account manager.
Chris Secrest to director of information security. Secrest has been with Meta for six years and started as an IS security analyst III.
Jennifer Weidenbacher to director of portfolio risk management. Weidenbacher has been with Meta for six years and started as a product manager.
Camille Lewis to director of business analysis. Lewis joined Meta five years ago as a senior business analyst.
Britney Klimes to database developer II from database developer. Klimes has been with Meta for one year.
Kylie Brunick to enterprise risk analyst. Brunick started at Meta two years ago as a procedure writer.
Darron Werkmeister to accountant II from accountant I. Werkmeister has been with Meta for one year.
Brad Bates to director of third-party risk. Bates has been with Meta for two years and started as an FIU supervisor.
Sanford Health assistant scientist Pilar de la Puente has won a Lush Prize for her method of studying breast cancer tumors. The award was founded in 2012 in the U.K. to reduce product safety testing on animals. De la Puente is looking for advances in technology and patient-derived 3D-cell culture models to study breast cancer rather than using animal tissue, which fails to provide an adequate model for re-creating the complexities of human tumors. She won her award in the Young Researcher category.
DocuTap has added two members to its executive leadership team.
Ronald Curtis serves as senior vice president of product. Curtis has more than 20 years of experience building and leading product organizations. He most recently served as vice president of product management and Cardlytics.
Kerri Tietgen serves as executive vice president of people and culture. For the past 10 years, Tietgen ran her own consulting firm, focusing on organizational development, executive coaching and the development of people and teams.
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