Verschoor is new mall manager

Melissa Verschoor may be the new general manager of Crossroads Mall, but she isn’t new to the shopping center.

“I’ve got a lot of ties to the mall, a lot of years in the mall,” she said Friday afternoon.

She first worked there as a security guard.

Then she worked for seven years in the Sears store that was once one of the mall’s anchors.

In October 2013, she became the mall’s marketing director.

Verschoor is a native of Austin, Minnesota. She graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1999 and later studied at Iowa Central Community College.