August 13, 2021
Tammy Schmidt has been promoted to Finance Specialist II (Investments/Bonds) at Bismarck Main. Tammy joined Starion in May 2014 as an Accounting Specialist II. In January 2019, Tammy was promoted to Accounting Specialist III. In her new role, Tammy will be responsible for Investment Accounting (including Repurchase Agreements and Pledging) and Starion Bond Services Operations. When Tammy isn’t working, she enjoys Rv’ing, fishing, traveling to model airplane events, and spending time with her grandkids and her special kid, Willie the Yorkie.
Audree Gifford has been promoted to Business Banking Representative at our Mandan location. Audree joined Starion in April 2019 as a Universal Banker I and was promoted to Virtual Banking Representative I in May 2020. Audree rejoined the retail team in November 2020 as a Universal Banker II. In Audree’s spare time, she enjoys running cattle with family and spending time with her Australian Shepherds Chip and Jules.
Courtney Jennings has been promoted to Retail Loan Processor at our Mandan location. Courtney joined Starion in February 2020 as a Virtual Banking Representative I and in January 2021 was promoted to Virtual Banking Representative II. In March 2021, Courtney was promoted to Retail Loan Servicer. In Courtney’s spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with friends, family, and her son, Tanier.
Daniel Pretzer has been promoted to Computer & Network Specialist II in Mandan. Daniel joined Starion in May 2019 as a Computer & Network Specialist I. When Daniel isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family, playing board games with friends, going for walks, and playing music.
Shawn Dillon has been promoted to Cash Management Officer at our Bismarck Main location. Shawn joined Starion in August 2014 as a Teller. He was promoted to Virtual Banking Rep in June 2015, Universal Banker II in August 2016 and Universal Banker III in January 2018. He rejoined the Virtual Banking Hub in March 2019 when he was promoted to Virtual Banking Supervisor. When Shawn isn’t working, he enjoys tackling home renovation projects, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Yesenia Bustamante has been promoted to Virtual Banking Lead at our Mandan. In this position, Yesenia will supervise the Virtual Banking Hub. Yesenia joined Starion in February 2021 as a Virtual Banking Representative I. She was promoted to Virtual Banking Representative II in April 2021. When Yesenia isn’t working, she enjoys exploring new places and spending time with family.
Logan Schaffer transferred to the Commercial Loan Center as a Commercial Loan Servicer II. Logan joined Starion in May 2021 as a Finance Specialist II. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from NDSU and came to Starion with several years of financial services experience.
Megan Hendricks joined Starion as a Graphic Designer at our Bismarck South location with the Experience Department. Megan earned an associate degree in Graphic Design & Communications from Bismarck State College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Project Management from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Megan comes to Starion with prior graphic design and customer service experience.