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Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) has hired Kristin Syverson as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Syverson’s diverse background includes finance, marketing, and operations in the manufacturing, engineering, and non-profit sectors. These combined with a decade of CFO experience have made her into a leader with strong analytical, change management, and strategic planning skills that will help DCN thrive.

The CFO is an integral part of the DCN executive team, accountable for a comprehensive set of financial responsibilities. The CFO establishes and maintains the company’s financial policies and procedures, providing operational and administrative direction for accounting, budgeting, purchasing, billing, collections, and cash management. As CFO, Syverson is also responsible for ensuring soundness of the company’s financial structure and managing DCN’s relationships with financial institutions and governmental agencies. She will be based out of corporate headquarters in Fargo.

Syverson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. In 2016, she was named to the Prairie Business magazine annual 40 Under 40 list.

“Kristin will assume the CFO role from Jim Laske, who has been with DCN since 2001,” said DCN CEO Seth Arndorfer. “We are extremely grateful for Jim’s 21 years of financial leadership. While Kristin has big shoes to fill, we’re confident that her experience with finance and accounting along with complementary experience in operations, supply chain, and marketing will allow her to hit the ground running and provide DCN with sound financial leadership.”