Merger

BCE Structural (Beaudette Consulting Engineers), a Montana structural engineering design firm, is merging with DCI Engineers, a structural and civil engineering firm with offices throughout the West. Operating under the name DCI+BCE Engineers, the Montana offices will continue to function under the management of the four current BCE partners. DCI Engineers is a nationally accredited and recognized civil and structural engineering firm. Founded in 1988, DCI Engineers employs more than 300 engineering, technical and support staff members in offices in Seattle and Spokane; Portland, Oregon; Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; and Denver, Colorado; with DCI+BCE Engineers staff in Missoula, Bozeman, Billings and Kalispell. Many of the firm’s engineers hold advanced degrees and have won numerous design awards. For more information about DCI Engineers call 206-332-1900 or visit dci-engineers.com.

New associates

Melvin Tiensvold, CPA has joined the Montana based accounting firm of Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. (JCCS). Tiensvold started work in the Hamilton office of JCCS in November 2016. He graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in business. He has practiced in the public arena for over 40 years in Montana, Arizona and other western states. His primary focus at JCCS is tax, from individual returns through estate and gift, including LLC’s, partnerships and various corporate entities, along with all tax issues, especially planning and long term goals not just compliance. He can be reached at 406-363-2820 or melvin.tiensvold@jccscpa.com.

Mynor Alejandro Veliz is the new chief financial officer at Headwaters Health Foundation. Veliz is a financial executive who brings to the table more than 10 years of progressive experience in financial stewardship, accounting leadership, and operations management within the health and medical services sector. Most recently, he served as CFO of Intermountain, a behavioral health care system serving over 2,000 kids, teens and families each year throughout Western Montana. Prior to Intermountain, his roles include serving as CFO for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest, CFO of Benefits Administration Company, and also as a finance manager at Starbucks. Veliz holds an MBA from Eastern Washington University, a bachelor's degree in business finance from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Leadership Development Program. He also serves as a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs where he provides mentoring and career guidance to a diverse mix of up-and-coming young professionals.

Eric Seidle joins the Montana Association of Realtors as its communications director. Seidle has more than six years of experience in the communications field. Most recently, he taught digital media at Box Elder High School having previously worked at the Times Leader newspaper in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Seidle is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will develop an active communications campaign while focusing on media utilization and working to build the REALTOR® brand for the future.

Dr. David Croteau has returned to CPG FirstCare in Lolo, a walk-in clinic providing family medical care through all stages of life. As a board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Croteau is trained to care for the diverse health needs of children and adults working closely with Karin Johns, P.A. and the specialists at Community Medical Center. Croteau recently relocated back to Montana from Lakeland, Florida, where he was a family practice physician for five years and the previous seven years at the CPG Stevensville clinic. Dr. Croteau received his medical education and training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. Call 406-327-3882.

Karin Johns P.A. has joined CPG FirstCare in Lolo, a walk-in clinic providing family medical care through all stages of life. Johns is trained in family medicine and works closely with David Croteau M.D. and the specialists at Community Medical Center. Johns received her degree from the University of Washington. Call 406-327-3882.

Tatiana Gant has joined the The Montana Arts Council (MAC) as its new executive director. For the past four years, Gant has served as the executive director for the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). Prior to directing the IAC, she worked for more than a decade developing and leading arts education programs for the agency. Gant is a trained visual artist and for several years, maintained a studio practice. Her artistry includes ceramics, drawing, metals, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture. She also founded a community clay studio, and supported the management of a not-for-profit multi-arts community based organization. Gant earned a bachelor of arts in fine art from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and a bachelor in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She served on numerous arts leadership committees including the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Nominating Committee and Arts Education Working Group, the Illinois Arts Learning Standards Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Art Learning Initiative Advisory Committee. She served as project director on the National Endowment for the Arts Education Leaders Institute, as well as a review panelist for the NEA, Louisiana Arts Council, and Iowa Arts Council.

Megan Robson has joined Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties Missoula office.

Josh Plum and Aaron Pagniano have joined EXIT Realty Missoula. Plum has a background in property management and can be reached at 406-544-5014 for all real estate needs. Pagniano is a broker and has a background in management/vice president of a franchise and can be reached at 406-241-0024.

Recognition

Richard M. Baskett has been listed in Super Lawyers Magazine (2017 Mountain States edition) as a top rated attorney for estate planning and probate. He is also a CPA and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and inclusion in the list is based on nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations.

Suzie Chiem was Employee of the Month for June at First Interstate Bank.

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