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2014-05-01T00:00:00Z 2014-05-01T09:34:13Z Success stories The Billings Gazette
May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Realty group honors 6

At the National Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Business Conference held in Nashville in March, Prudential Floberg Realtor associates were honored for achieving levels of production that placed them among the top Prudential associates in the nation for 2013. Those in the President’s Circle are Sheila Larsen (672-1130), Jeanne Peterson (661-3941), Darwin George (794-4663), Larry Larsen (672-7884) and the Haws/Moore Team of Barbara Zentz Haws (860-8198) and Gina Moore (545-9036).

Sanderson Stewart promotes 2

Sanderson Stewart, a regional engineering, planning and community development services firm, has promoted two in its Billings office.

Tim Pirtz, PE, associate principal, has been promoted to the position of branch manager of the firm’s Williston, N.D., office. Pirtz currently manages the Williston Group, the staff and resources in the firm’s Billings office devoted to serving projects and clients in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Pirtz will now oversee all of the firm’s operations related to North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Pirtz, has been with Sanderson Stewart for more than 15 years and has nearly 25 years experience in land development and municipal engineering.

Chris Kosine, staff surveyor, has been promoted to Williston survey manager. He will manage the firm’s land surveying operations for projects and clients in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Kosine has 10 years experience in land surveying and CADD drafting. Kosine holds an associate of applied science degree in surveying from Sheridan College in Wyoming and a Certificate of Survey from the University of Wyoming.

Lorash joins Altana FCU

Chris Lorash has joined Altana Federal Credit Union as a loan underwriter. Lorash has been in the financial industry for eight years with experience in bank operations and lending. Lorash is a 2009 graduate of MSU-Billings School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He may be reached at 651-2305.

Hill garners financial award

Lyle Hill has qualified for Waddell & Reed’s annual Circle of Champions conference, recognizing the company’s top financial advisers. This year’s event will be held June 19 in Grapevine, Texas. Selection is based on an analysis of investments, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the adviser. More than 550 advisers qualified for this year’s event, out of Waddell & Reed’s national network of more than 1,700 financial advisers. Hill, who joined Waddell & Reed in 1993, has been a professional in the financial services industry for 28 years and counsels clients throughout Montana and Wyoming on their long-term investment goals. He may be contacted at 652-7744.

Tom Webber, financial professional with Prudential Financial, was awarded top financial associate in his class for the Northwest Financial Associates Agency covering Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Webber and his business partner, Donna Fredericks, CLU, LUTCF, have a private office at 1215 24th St. W., Suite 135, and specialize in retirement planning, life insurance, long-term care insurance and investments. He may be reached at 969-4540.

Baugh joins RMEF board

Mike Baugh of Molt has joined the board of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula. Baugh is the president of Darcova Inc. and Rocky Mountain Rod Inc. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Baugh has a lengthy RMEF resume dating back to the organization’s founding in 1984. As a 30-year member, Baugh served as a committee volunteer, district chair, Montana state co-chair, regional chair and chairman of the state and regional chairs. He is also an RMEF Life Member and a longtime volunteer bowhunter education instructor. The foundation currently has 26 board members who live in 13 different states. The new board members began their terms in February.

Firm names top brokers

Montana Real Estate Brokers has announced the top producers for 2013: Sheri Auer, Mo Quast, Chris Dunn, Tom Hanel, Terri Welborn and Timothy Hudson.

Connect invited to tech assurance convention

Connect Telephone & Computer Group of Billings, a provider of unified communications, was invited to Technology Assurance Group’s annual convention.

TAG is an international organization of leading unified communications providers representing nearly $350 million in products and services. The invite-only conference was April 27-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Representatives from Connect Telephone & Computer Group shared expertise and best practices with their peers in an effort to help one another improve their businesses and provide greater value to those customers they serve.

“In our industry the learning never stops,” said Matt Duray, president of Connect Telephone & Computer Group. “The technology industry is one that requires a constant hunger for understanding new technologies and how their implementation can affect businesses. It is our duty to make sure that the solutions we provide are not only good — they must be great. By remaining vigilant and proactively searching for top technologies, we can confidently promise our customers that by working with us, they are getting the best business enhancing technology possible, every time.”

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