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  • Franz A. Ollerman, BA ’95, BS ’98 civil engineering, is president of American Society of Civil Engineers’ Maryland Section and deputy director of engineering at the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Aviation Administration. He lives in Abingdon, Maryland.
  • Courtney Summers, BS ’16 zoology, was promoted to site manager at the Chestnut site office of Goldmark Property Management.
  • Todd Branden, BS ’84 philosophy/humanities, was promoted to brigadier general in the North Dakota Air National Guard. He has served in multiple leadership roles at the 119th Wing, including Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, Mission Support Group deputy commander and Mission Support Group commander.
  • Erik Diederich, BS ’14 construction management, has joined the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board. He is director of business development for Industrial Builders, a West Fargo general contracting company that focuses on heavy civil construction.
  • Linda Butts, BA ’69 mathematics, has joined the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board. She previously was the director of economic development and finance at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. She was appointed by former President George W. Bush to serve on the Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative and served as the head of Driver and Vehicle Services of the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
  • Adam Pangrac, MArch ’11 architecture, received the 2017 Early Career Architect Award from North Dakota American Institute of Architects. He is an architect with YHR Partners.
  • Bradley Conner, BS ’93 management information systems, was promoted to vice president information technology at R.D. Offutt Co. in Fargo.
  • Barton J. Slagter, PhD ’04 cellular and molecular biology, was named technical sales manager for Exemplar Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa. He focuses on the design and creation of miniature swine models of human genetic diseases for use in pre-clinical research and development for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Christopher Johnson, BS ’16 civil engineering, joined MBN Engineering in Fargo as a civil designer.
  • Danielle Koob, BS ’03 mechanical engineering, was promoted to program manager at Appareo of Fargo.



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