Widseth announced the following staff promotions:

Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP (BJI) – Senior Funding Specialist

Cheryl Malecha (BRD) – Director of Human Resources

Mike Pederson, CMWP (AXN) – Director of Environmental Services

With over 20 years of experience, Leverson leads Widseth’s financing team, sourcing and securing financing for clients’ projects, coordinating the process and ensuring requirements are met. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Bemidji State University and is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.

Malecha has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing initiatives across all HR processes. It ensures that high quality professional talent is attracted, retained and developed. She creates and executes learning strategies and programs to help Widseth employees advance their skills to improve work quality, productivity and retention. Malecha earned a Bachelor of Administration in Communications and Talent Development from Metropolitan State University.

With over 15 years of experience, Pederson assumed leadership of the Environmental Services team with the retirement of Brian Ross. Pederson graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and is a Certified Minnesota Wetlands Professional.

Widseth’s organizational structure is founded on identifying and supporting its future leaders from within, an approach that has paid off since the company’s launch in 1975.

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