Former Fort Dodge resident sells Chicago-area company

Compass, a rapidly expanding real estate firm with a growing presence across the nation has acquired The Hudson Company, which is based in Winnetka, Illinois.

Founded in 2001 by Joanne and Steve Hudson, a husband-wife team, The Hudson Company has expanded rapidly and currently has 25 agents.

Joanne Kersten Hudson is the daughter of Dr. Herbert and Cece Kersten, of Fort Dodge, both of whom are deceased. She graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1979 and the University of Iowa in 1987.