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Giesen appointed to lead Job Service North Dakota

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday he has appointed Cheri Giesen to be executive director of Job Service North Dakota.

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Giesen, who will begin her position in early July, will lead the state’s workforce agency that has about 250 employees and a two-year budget of nearly $80 million.

Between 1992 and 2005, Giesen held management positions in several state agencies, including directing the information technology department for Job Service. Since 2005, Giesen has worked for Basin Electric Cooperative, where she supervised the management of information systems.

“Cheri’s strong leadership skills and her extensive experience with information technology systems will be a tremendous asset to the citizens and businesses served by Job Service North Dakota,” Dalrymple said in a statement. “As we continue to benefit from the nation’s strongest economy, the lowest unemployment rate and steady business growth, the workforce assistance provided by Job Service has never been more important.

Giesen will succeed Maren Daley, who resigned last year. Darren Brostrom has served as the agency’s interim executive director since Nov. 1.

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