Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Meet Our Leadership Team

The board of directors members are selected to serve three-year terms, with a maximum of three consecutive terms. The group of 11 is the voting body, overseeing Grand Forks Region EDC operations, providing economic development strategy for the region, and making project funding recommendations to the city’s Growth Fund and Jobs Development Authority. The board meets monthly on the second Thursday. Directors are elected by electronic ballot on an annual basis.

Board Chair

Jonathan Holth

Managing Director, Office of Recovery Reinvented
State of North Dakota

Board Vice Chair

John Oncken

CEO
True North Equipment

Board Secretary and Board Treasurer

Shawn Gaddie

Division Manager
AE2S Nexus

Past Board Chair

Robert “Mac” McLennan

President & CEO
Minnkota Power Cooperative

Board Member

Brandon Bochenski

Mayor
Grand Forks City

Board Member

Karl Bollingberg

Executive Vice President & Director of Banking
Alerus

Board Member

Meghan Compton

Executive Vice President Chief Clinic Operations Officer
Altru

Board Member

David Engen

Commissioner
Grand Forks County

Board Member

Keith Lund

President & CEO
Grand Forks Region EDC

Board Member

Tammy Peterson

President & CEO
Bremer Bank

Board Member

Korrie Wenzel

Publisher
Grand Forks Herald

EX-OFFICIO

President

Andrew Armacost

University of North Dakota
Superintendent

Terry Brenner

Grand Forks Public Schools
Commander

Col. Timothy Curry

Grand Forks Air Force Base
Administrator

Todd Feland

City of Grand Forks
Administrator

Tom Ford

Grand Forks County
Executive Director

Ryan Riesinger

Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority
Growth Fund Chair

Bret Weber

Grand Forks City Council
President & CEO

Barry Wilfahrt

Chamber of Commerce East Grand Forks & Grand Forks

ADVISORY BOARD

The advisory board members meet with directors three times per year, providing input into the organization’s strategies and reviewing local and state economic development initiatives. Their input helps guide the actions of the board of directors.

Ryan Adams

UND School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Beau Bateman

Bateman Farms

Kevin Beito

Bremer Bank

Russel Crary

Crary Real Estate

Matt Dunlevy

SkySkopes

Mike Fridolfs

Northrop Grumman

Hal Gershman

Happy Harry's Bottle Shops

Charles Gorecki

Energy & Environmental Research Center

Rachel Gornowicz

Countrywide Sanitation

Eric Halverson

Black Gold Farms

Amy Henley

UND College of Business & Public Administration

Jody Hodgson

Ralph Englestad Arena

Tommy Kenville

Isight RVP

Sandy Kiddoo

Northland Community & Technical College

Mike Korman

CPS Ltd.

Dave Korsmo

Korsmo Brothers Trucking/ Northwood Economic Development Foundation

Jeff Melgaard

Construction Engineers

Cory Melland

PS Industries

Chuck Pineo

UND Aerospace Foundation

Josh Reidy

Airtonomy

Julie Rygg

Visit Greater Grand Forks

Alan Silletto

Edgewood Healthcare

Vance Taylor

North Dakota Mill & Elevator

Amy Whitney

UND Center for Innovation

Chris Wolf

Alerus

Dave Zavoral

RJ Zavoral & Sons

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