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Midwest Fire Promotes Darcie Johnson to Chief Financial Officer

Posted in Company News on July 8, 2024

(LUVERNE, MN) July 8, 2024 –Midwest Fire announced today the promotion of Darcie Johnson from VP/Office Manager to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Johnson is a native of Worthington, M.N.. She holds degrees from Southeast Technical Institute and Colorado Technical University in accounting, in addition to a master’s degree in business administration. She was initially hired as Vice President/Office Manager in 2013. 

“My favorite part of working for Midwest Fire for the past 10 years has been the day-to-day problem solving,” said Johnson. “On a personal level, I love working with firefighters. They are some of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you will meet.” 

During her tenure at Midwest Fire, Johnson has taken on various accounting, management, and IT duties. Prairie Business Magazine included her in their “40 under 40” list in 2016 that highlights young professionals making significant impacts in their community. Her new title and position are effective immediately. As CFO, Johnson will oversee the team that performs administrative, accounting, IT, and human resource duties for Midwest Fire. 

Johnson serves as an active member of her community. She participates in career day presentations at nearby schools, hosts facility tours and mock interviews for high school students, fills the role of treasurer at her local church, andpreviously served as a co-mentor with the Southwest Minnesota CEO program.  

“Midwest Fire is investing in our growth by promoting Darcie to this new position,” said CEO of Midwest Fire Sarah Atchison. “With her dedication and attention to every detail, our company has grown to the point of thriving. By increasing her influence and oversight, we will continue our endeavor to provide the best customer service and sales experience in the industry.”

When asked about her expectations for the new position, Johnson expressed both excitement and humility. “I look forward to continuing to work with the leadership of Midwest Fire as we navigate through the current growth, as well as strategically looking into the future and how we can grow and serve more communities.  I also hope to pay it forward and help others on our team reach their professional goals, in the same way Sarah has mentored me.” 

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