• GNDC Announces New Board Members and Executive Team

    The Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC) announces the appointment of three new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2022.
    Joining the Board is Molly Barnes – Northern Improvement Company, Justin Forde – Midco, and Dan Pearson – Northwest Tire.
    “As we work to advance our businesses for the growth of our state and economy, we are glad to welcome these new board members to the team. They were selected for their perspective and experience,” stated Arik Spencer, GNDC President and CEO. “Our Board Members represent diverse sectors of North Dakota’s business community; they each play a crucial role in cultivating our organization’s business advocacy efforts.”
    In addition, Josh DeMorrett – ConocoPhillips has been named chair to lead the executive team of Chair Elect, Nick Hacker – The Title Team; Finance Chair, Vaune Johnson – Cornerstone Bank; Policy Chair, Danette Welsch – ONEOK, Inc; and Member-At-Large, John Oncken – True North Equipment. Peter Rackov – Steffes, LLC, is the immediate past chair.
    Other returning board members are Kent Blickensderfer – KPB Consulting, LLC, Dan Conrad – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Matt Dunlevy – SkySkopes, Cory Fong – MDU Resources Group, Inc., Tonya Holmstrom – Schmitz-Holmstrom LLP, Jeff Klemetsrud – Klemetsrud Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, Inc., Brekka Kramer – Odney, Brent Lohnes – Hess, Kevin Magstadt – Kraus-Anderson Construction Co, Peter Matthaei – Dakota Specialty Milling, Roger Reierson – Flint Group, Jeremy Rham – Otter Tail Power, Jeff Romsdal – Central Sales, Inc, Kurt Schley – CHI St. Alexius Health, Scott Staudinger – Cloverdale Foods, Steve Swiontek – Gate City Bank, and Jeff Zarling – DAWA Solutions Group.
    “The GNDC Board represents the voice of business for North Dakota. Membership is comprised of different industries in all corners of our state, with reach into our region and beyond,” stated Josh DeMorrett, GNDC Board Chair. “This is a great team who understands that strong policies can make or deter a desirable business climate, further impacting North Dakota’s future and economic opportunities.”
    GNDC would also like to extend a thank you to board members who have completed their terms, Jill Berg – Spherion Staffing, Tom Astrup – American Crystal Sugar Company, Jeff LeDoux – Houston Engineering.