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Our team members bring broad experience, expertise, and knowledge to Unity Holdings and our subsidiaries. We are passionate about investing in our employee engagement and development in order to provide the best quality products and services to our customers. To work with Unity Holdings means you believe in collaboration, execution, exceptional customer service, and place the utmost emphasis on the value of long-term relationships.

Meet Our Team

Compensation and Benefits Manager

Thomas J. Mohagen

Thomas has over 20 years of experience providing customer and office management services. He focuses on the daily operations of Unity Holdings’ business including accounting, payroll, human resources, employee benefits, internal technology, and property management.

Thomas resides in his native Fargo with his daughter Kennedi and son Beckham. He is an avid golfer, an amateur water skier, and loves to attend all of his children’s activities. Thomas most enjoys spending time with his friends and family, relaxing at the lake, traveling, and watching Bison football and Sioux hockey.

Memberships and Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Alumnus
American Gold Gymnastics – Board of directors (former president), Golf Committee chair
Fargo Country Club – Golf Committee member
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals Network
Nate Olsby Annual Golf Tournament & Scholarship – Committee member

Education

Facility Management, North Dakota State University

Experience

Core Corporation
Tax Law Office
Fargo Country Club
Scherling Photography

Senior Accountant

John D. Schmidt

John has several years of experience in accounting for both public and private companies. His diverse skill set enables him to engage in many different areas of accounting. John especially enjoys working with people and different departments throughout Unity Holdings, and he strives to streamline all processes implemented by the organization.

John is a native of Fargo and graduated from North Dakota State University in 2014 with a degree in accounting. He lives in Fargo with his wife Maddie and his rambunctious black Lab.
John enjoys spending his free time outdoors with family and friends, going to the lakes, golfing, softball, broomball, and traveling. John only just recently married and is looking forward to the future with his wife.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, North Dakota State University

Experience

Core Corporation
Titan Machinery, Inc.

Vice President of Human Resources

Tina A. Hoffman

Tina has over 25 years of experience in talent management, leadership, and human resources. She enjoys a proven track record in leadership development, talent acquisition, operations and project management, talent management, and employee engagement. Tina is a hands-on leader with strong planning and communication skills and a team-oriented management style. She best enjoys a positive and high performing team environment.

Tina resides in her native of Finley, ND with her husband Darin and three children Jordan, Jackson, and Emily. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. Tina is also an avid sports fan and enjoys watching Bison football and the Chicago Cubs.

Memberships and Affiliations

Society for Human Resource Management
Association for Talent Development
National Center for Employee Ownership

Education and Certifications

Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Professional in Human Resources – HRCI Certification
Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional
Organizational Development Certification
Certified Facilitator and Coach – Targeted Selection (DDI)
Certified Facilitator and Coach – Leadership Mirror (DDI)
Certified Facilitator and Coach – Sales Professional Training
LeanMastery

Experience

Otter Tail Corporation
DMS Health Technologies
DO Equipment Company
Tharaldson Enterprises

Favorite Quote
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelo

Executive Assistant

Jill R. Halvorson

Jill brings extensive experience to Unity Holdings. During her more than three decades in several key positions, Jill has demonstrated her skills in senior executive support, leadership, project management, client and customer relations, sales, and marketing. She brings a positive attitude and the experience and skills needed to manage our staff and organizational priorities.

Jill was born and raised in North Dakota, and she is passionate about her home state. She and her husband Sedi live in Oxbow with their son Johnathan, two dogs, and one cat. Jill and Sedi are both avid NDSU Bison and Iowa Hawkeye fans. When the ground isn’t frozen, you can find Jill out in her flowerbeds.

Education

Interstate Business College – Fargo, ND

Experience

Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Essentia Health
Holiday Inn of Fargo
Tharaldson Lodging

Memberships and Affiliations

Red River Valley Hospitality Association – Vice President
Destination Marketing Association of North Dakota
Fargo-Moorhead Lodging Association
Sales and Marketing Executives
DMAI Sales Academy – Certifications 1 and 2

Vice President of Operations

Joel S. Jastram

With nearly two decades of experience in plant management, operations, supplier development, and engineering at the largest compact equipment manufacturer in North Dakota, Joe keeps a keen focus on operational improvement, quality, and customer service. Joe brings his can-do attitude every day, and thrives on building strong teams which are invaluable for growth.

Before joining Unity Holdings, Joe managed business and financial planning as well as execution across various disciplines including plant operations, global supplier management, quality, manufacturing engineering, and strategy. He was also the key operations leader for the implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System. Joe holds an MBA in Business Management from the University of Mary and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis on Industrial Management.

Joe and his wife live in West Fargo and have two children. They enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, snowmobiling, attending kids’ sports activities, relaxing at the lake, and traveling to warmer destinations in the winter.

Education

Master’s Degree in Business Administration – University of Mary, Fargo, ND
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology – Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Major in Industrial Management – Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Experience

Bobcat Company
Trussbilt
McCain Foods USA

Director of Lean Six Sigma

Ward W. Lunde

Ward plays a key role in our goal of best-in-class operational excellence by driving accountability and providing strategic leadership. He has over two decades of experience at Bobcat Company where he served in a variety of roles including director of Lean Six Sigma, senior manufacturing engineer, quality manager, and supplier development manager. Originally from Cooperstown, ND, Ward worked as a manufacturing engineer at Sheyenne Tooling & Manufacturing prior to joining Bobcat Company.

Ward and his wife Tanya live in Kindred, and they have two children. They enjoy spending time at the lake with family and friends.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management – North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Master Black Belt certification (SigmaPro)
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Project Management Mastery
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
ISO Lead Auditor Training and Certificate, ISO 9001:2004
Lean Manufacturing Training – Dakota MEP

Experience

Doosan Bobcat
Sheyenne Tooling & Manufacturing

Director of Sales, Sourcing, and Logistics

Brad A. Monson

Brad has over two decades’ worth of experience across a broad range of business functions, including customer relationship management, designing and implementing sales plans, strategic planning, new product introduction initiatives, global strategic sourcing and logistics, cost reduction activities, and supplier relationship management. Brad’s industry experience includes oil and gas, original equipment manufacturing (OEM), alternative energy, transportation, minerals/mining, and agribusiness. Brad is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and he received his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from NDSU.

A native of Moorhead, Brad and his wife Jaci reside in Lake Park, MN and have one daughter Britni. Brad enjoys boating, golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends at the lake.

Education and Certifications

Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics – North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics – Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Society of Value Engineering – Value Analysis/Value Engineering Certification
Lean Manufacturing Certification

Experience

Donaldson Company, Inc.
Diamond Proppant
Imerys Oilfield Minerals, Inc.
DMI Industries, Inc.
Bobcat Company
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Progressive Ag Marketing

Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne Allen

Sue has over two decades of experience in senior leadership in a variety of industries including manufacturing, IT, investor-owned utilities, and telecommunications. She brings substantial experience in finance including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. She also serves on the board of directors for a lending institution with $7.5 billion in assets. A few key areas of focus for Sue are creating, implementing, and monitoring organizations’ financial management strategies, managing the development and application of financial planning models to evaluate strategic initiatives, and acquisitions and proposed capital expenditures.

Sue and her husband Jim have two grown children and enjoy spending time together at their lakeside home in Duluth. Sue is a bassoonist and plays in the Alexandria Orchestra. In her free time, she also loves to read. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Master of Business Administration in Finance – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)
Certified Director, FCC Services
Deloitte Next Generation CFO Academy
Leading the Enterprise, Cohort 1

Experience

Compudyne
Otter Tail Corporation
T.O. Plastics
Aevenia Inc.
Rural Cellular Corporation
Nash Finch Company

Contact Us

(701) 461-8501

1531 32nd Ave S, Suite 102
Fargo, ND 58103

Careers

We are currently looking to add talented, hard-working people to our workforce.