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  • Meet the Graduates

    Below are some of our featured recent graduates.

    Employment/Graduate Schools of More Economics Alumni

    • Tanner McCarty, Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
    • Kegan Reiswig, graduate study in natural resource economics, University of Illinois
    • Erik Hanson, Jonathan Baldwin Turner Fellowship to study agricultural and applied economics, University of Illinois
    • Jonathan Swart, transportation representative, C.H. Robinson Worldwide
    • Jena Thompson, graduate degree in agriculture and applied economics, Purdue University
    • Nick Pates, public policy graduate program, Iowa State University, Ames
    • Clay Kramer, reseach assistant pursuing a graduate degree in applied economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Mark Frenzel, graduate school, Claremont Graduate University
    • Brieanna Hoban, William Mitchell College of Law
    • Eric Bigelow, assistant branch manager, Wells Fargo Bank
    • Alyson Bjornstad, retail branch manager, State Bank & Trust
    • Bryan Brenden, branch manager, Smart Financial Credit Union
    • Chad Churchill, financial services representative, First Investors
    • Jeff DeWitt, Legal and Corporate Affairs group supporting the Intellectual Property and Licensing Department of Microsoft Corporation
    • Lindsey Ellingsen, assistant professor, Massey University
    • Craig Ehrmantraut, credit analyst, VISIONBank
    • Ian Flagg, assistant director, U.S. Wheat Associates
    • Eric Graff, equity trader, Carlin Financial Group
    • Shiho Inomata, systems engineer, NCR Corporation
    • Dustin J. Jeske, assistant plan administrator, RSM, a sister company of McGladrey & Pullen and a subsidiary of H&R Block
    • Katie Kapsner, account manager, Kraus Anderson Insurance
    • Shane Kroeplin, account executive, James River Technical
    • Chris Liberda, underwriter, The Hartford Company
    • Tessa Lunders, pharmaceutical account representative, Novartis Opthalmics
    • Thomas Mielke, economist, IRS-Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Research Division)
    • Knute Ohman, senior account analyst, Frontier Trust Co.
    • Cori Otto, economic development director, City of Washburn, N.D.
    • Susan Rose, researcher, Institute for Defense Analyses
    • Mitch Rosland, production supervisor, Woodcraft Ind.
    • Kyle Schmit, district sales manager, Interstate Seed
    • David Thompson, IT manager, Nanz Company
    • Roy Thomsen, owner/manager, Ordinary Joe’s Restaurant
    • Kaila Wells Jones, GIS specialist for gas/oil/coal companies in Wyoming
    • Brian Wentz, vice president business banking, KleinBank
    • Erick Wikoff, catastrophe modeling analyst, Benfield 

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    Amy Kemp
    B.A. in Economics, 2009
    Solutions Consultant, SmartBase Solutions, Deephaven, Minnesota
    I am the go-to person for Enterprise Marketing Management product offerings, specifically the Unica (NASDAQ: UNCA) Marketing Automation Platform, at SmartBase Solutions. I make sure new customers are set up for success by managing software implementations from initial discovery sessions and software design, to final deployment and user adoption. I give product demonstrations and presentations, ensure business requirements are met with each implementation project, and provide end-user training.
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    Clayton Kramer
    B.A. in Economics, 2010
    Research Intern, Advanced Trading Inc, Bloomington, IL
    I just finished my first year of my Masters Degree program in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I expect to graduate in December 2011. In addition to my current position, I am a Research Assistant at the University of Illinois.
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    Jena Thompson
    B.A. in Economics, 2010
    Master's Student of Agricultural Economics; Graduate Research Assistant , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    Conducting research alongside Dr. Wallace E. Tyner. Current research concerns corn stover supply cost estimation using real-world data from a pilot harvest operation in Cedar Rapids, IA. The second phase of the project will utilize Purdue’s PC-LP linear programming model to create a supply curve for corn stover, estimating the quantity of stover supplied by farmers at various price levels.
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    Mark Frenzel
    B.A. in Economics, 2010
    Economics Graduate Student (PhD), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
    I spend most of my time buried in cumbersome equations that slowly become more cumbersome with each progressive step. Outside of homework, I spend some time in the Center for Neuroeconomics, where we study the physiological and cognitive properties of economics.