Names and faces

Shawna Korth, a real estate sales professional, has joined the Andy O Realty Group of Keller Williams Capital Realty as a buyer’s agent. 

Korth worked in the corporate legal field for many years before she began her real estate career in 2013 in Denver, relocating to Helena this past spring.

She has a background in residential property resales and new-build properties. Korth was awarded the 100% Club award for her sales in 2016 and listing agent of the month at her past real estate company. 

Contact Korth at itsonehelenalife@kw.com; or call 720-273-6390.

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Luke Soper has joined Opportunity Bank of Montana as Helena market president. Soper has more than 13 years of banking experience and is a 2015 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Soper holds a bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, with an emphasis in finance from the University of Montana. Soper is a board member of the Helena Family YMCA and a member of the Helena Kiwanis Club. He will oversee Helena operations and lending efforts.

Mark O’Neill has been promoted to senior vice president, chief lending officer at Opportunity Bank of Montana. O’Neill brings more than 20 years’ bank and lending experience to the position. He has a management and leadership background and recently served as market president in the Butte branch. O’Neill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana, with an emphasis in economics. He is a board member of the Butte Local Development Corporation.

Darryl Rensmon has been promoted to senior vice president, chief information officer. Rensmon has more than 25 years of experience in technology-orientated work in the field of information systems with 13 years in leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business -- information systems management. He is responsible for all facets of information systems and technology.

Awards and honors 

VA hygienist honored 

The Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association has named Shaini Van Wyk the recipient of the Helena 2017 Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes hygienists who have proven extraordinary service in the field of dental hygiene and contribution to the community.

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Van Wyk, of Helena, graduated from Sheridan College in Wyoming with a dental hygiene degree in 1990. She has worked at the VA for nine years. 

Van Wyk was honored at the Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session in Kalispell in September.

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