Prior to the pandemic, CEO Roundtables were in-person events that were a staple for GNDC members to connect and share insights. We are excited to begin to re-introduce these educational networking opportunities. Please register in advance to reserve space as well as confirm your lunch. COVID19 precautions will be utilized and we welcome all individuals to engage in ways that feel safe. Masks are not discouraged.
We will not be offering a virtual option.
The theme of the day, innovation, will guide speakers' presentations to inspire attendees to look for potential practices or solutions to utilize within their business. Speakers will present perspectives to deploy immediate or share the story of their organization.
10:00 AM: Welcome & introductions
10:10 AM: Flint Group: The changing media landscape: How to tell your own story through brand journalism
11:00 AM: Appareo: Appareo's Innovation History
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Be More Colorful: What's on Our Horizon? Innovations and lessons learned in growing a startup
2:00 PM: EERC: Research Overview - Benefits to North Dakota
3:00 PM: Closing remarks, adjourn
HEIDI REISENAUER: FLINT GROUP
Heidi is the Director of PR and Social Media at Flint Group in Fargo. A recovering journalist, Heidi understands how to effectively reach any audience through storytelling and puts those skills to work for brands throughout North America. Heidi’s passion for new media is matched only by her desire to develop creative, interesting and meaningful content. She and her team at Flint study the latest trends, most effective tools and emerging media to help clients meet their business, communications and marketing goals. Heidi grew up in Jamestown, N.D., and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her previous experience includes working as the Managing Editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and as Audience Engagement Manager for Forum Communications.
DAVE BATCHELLER: APPAREO
David graduated from the University of Minnesota and has spent the last sixteen years growing Appareo from its inception from three college kids in a research park office to a business with more than a hundred people acting as a key strategic supplier to some of the world's largest aircraft and machinery manufacturers. During Appareo’s growth, the business has been named INC magazine’s fastest-growing engineering company in America, received six AE50 awards for agricultural innovations, received dozens of patents, been the first business to field iPad-based control systems in agriculture with Vaderstad, and led the creation of new standards and legislation around its flight recorder products. David became the President of Appareo in 2017, having previously served as COO.
MATT CHAUSSEE: BE MORE COLORFUL
Matt Chaussee is CEO of Be More Colorful, the company behind CareerViewXR, the first and only career exploration platform to harness the power of virtual reality and 360-degree imaging technology. As CEO, Matt leads an innovative team of virtual experience creators who believe the best stories are multidimensional, educational, and innovative. CareerViewXR is currently being launched in more than 50 schools across North Dakota. The project's primary goal is to help educators and students engage in more meaningful career conversations through virtual and immersive career exploration experiences in skilled trades, health care, community service, and more. Matt and his team's passion for experiential learning is helping students make more informed decisions about career choice.
JOSHUA STANISLOWSKI: ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER
Joshua J. Stanislowski is the Director of Energy Systems Development at the EERC, where he leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on research, development, and commercialization of innovative energy technologies as they relate to coal utilization and emissions, carbon management, and alternative fuels and renewable energy. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.