Vice-President of Development | Sonmar CompaniesOwner | Right At Home – Fargo
Barry is a longtime entrepreneur with management experience in several diverse industries. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia College, with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting. Barry developed his financial skills as an auditor with KPMG in Minneapolis and he passed the CPA exam the fall after graduation. Subsequently, Barry joined the ND Dept. of Banking as a Bank Examiner. He began following his entrepreneurial spirit early in his career when he developed a quick-serve Italian restaurant and purchased and developed various restaurants. He is now with Sonmar Management and Right at Home in Fargo.
Founder and President | SagencyPartner | Upland Talent
Mike found meaningful work early in his career, but was constantly intrigued by how people engaged in their work and what led to team success. When teams were doing well, he noticed better communication and clear direction. When teams struggled, it was because they weren’t on the same page and they didn’t appreciate each other’s unique strengths and contributions. What was once simple intrigue, became the passion and the cornerstone for Sagency, founded in 2011. Mike believes success and healthy growth always center around people.
Anthony arrived in Fargo with aspirations of CA to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Anthony never left, and he is now providing solutions for transferring information in several industries as a co-founder of Project Phoenix. “We started our company to bring life back into despaired systems…. our goal is to see data reborn,” explained Anthony. Since 2017, the Project Phoenix team is focused on 4 ongoing projects; the reconciliation project with NASA (connecting data from space centers); a resource project with Lowes, the Man Down Application, and Aegis Flow (an aerial/drone pilot for-hire application).
Lake Agassiz Development Group has been helping ambitious, hard-working North Dakotans for more than 40 years. LADG is comprised of 3 organizations with one staff to fulfill our clients’ needs: Lake Agassiz Regional Council (LARC); Lake Agassiz Regional Development Corporation (LARDC); Lake Agassiz Certified Development Company (LACDC)
Matt has more than 20 years as a technology executive with Great Plains Software and Microsoft where he worked in a variety of roles – most notably running the Global Learning and Development efforts for the MBS Division of Microsoft. Matt is a native of Fargo and attended SMU (Dallas, TX) and Concordia College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He is also an investor and board member with Lura Enterprises, Fargo.
Co-Founder & CEO, Adams Independent Testing, LLCVice-President, North Dakota Grain Inspection Services, Inc.
Kia is a graduate from the Carlson School of Management at the U of M. After graduation, Mikesh was hired by NDGI as the company’s Project Manager and worked her way to the VP role. She now manages the agency across 9 states. Along with her commitment to NDGI/Adams Independent Testing, she is the Project Manager for AdamsNet, a company that develops software programs for grain inspection agencies similar to NDGI. Kia also serves as the VP of the American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agency and was appointed to serve on the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.
We connect with individuals in jails and in recovery to remind them that we’re available for them when they come out. We ask, “What do you need?” to people who have never had that question asked to them and create a unique, heart-centered plan for each individual. With a house, a job, a plan and hope for the future…Grace has been given – change is on the horizon. And we lobby, write to senators, to representatives, to congress, to the public, and work to change the laws and erase the stigma.
Being in the farming industry my whole life and still running my own farm, I feel I am an excellent resource when it comes to the realities of farming and the valuation of assets (land) that surround the farming industry. As a working farmer, Realtor, Accountant, MBA, and Graduate of Western College of Auctioneering in Montana, I’m educated and armed to better assist you and your family in legacy and disposition of assets.
CEO & Executive Vice PresidentNorth Dakota Farm Bureau
Jeffrey has served as the CEO of North Dakota Farm Bureau since 2005, having previously worked for the MN Farm Bureau, the U of M Extension Office, Cargill and other ag-related businesses his entire life. NDFB He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Jeffers, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management from SDSU, as well as a master’s degree in international management from the University of Maryland. Jeff and his wife Amy live in Fargo.
Team LeaderAirloan.comBusiness Consultant | Uplinq, Inc.
Uplinq is a recent startup company that simplifies and automates bookkeeping so you can focus on your primary business. Larry was in the ag industry for 30 years, and also has a focus in the aviation finance industry. His background is in Operations Management, Sales Management, and as a territory manager. You’ll find him up flying every chance he gets!
Senior DirectorAirMed, F-M Ambulance, Emergency OperationsSanford Health
Tim is a career EMS provider with a strong background in EMS system and policy development. As Sanford Health’s Senior Director of EMS Operations, Tim is responsible for F-M Ambulance Service and for the medical staff of Sanford AirMed. Prior to his Director position, Tim was flight paramedic for 15 years, and also State EMS and Trauma Director for the ND Dept of Health in Bismarck. Tim served 4 years in our US Navy, with 2 aboard the USS Florida, a Trident class nuclear submarine.
Ashley has been helping couples, families, and individuals since 2007. She earned her Master’s Degree in Couples Family Therapy at NDSU’s Therapy program. Ashley specializes in anxiety, depression, adolescent issues, autoimmune disease, adjustment issues, parent-child relational problems, marital/couples issues (premarital, or contemplating separation or divorce). We may have similar struggles, but we all experience these struggles differently. Ashley’s services are structured around each client and family’s unique needs and goals. She is focused on helping enrich your relationships and create a life full of confidence, hope, happiness, and peace. Ashley offers self pay without a diagnosis for those who can’t have an official diagnosis due to their career title.
FounderThe100,Inc., dba The Executives’ Club of Fargo-MoorheadExecutives’ Club Leadership Team
A farm-kid from Grandin, ND, Kurt studied Radio/TV Broadcasting and Video Production at the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis. Prior to founding The100,Inc., Kurt spent 6 years with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and is truly an entrepreneur at heart. He has owned several small companies and assisted with the start-up and development of numerous private ventures. He currently holds a seat on the Editorial Board of Fargo INC! Business Magazine, a consulting position with The North Dakota Small Business Bureau, a division of NDFB, and is Business Development Manager with Nelco First Aid, Inc. of West Fargo.
CEO Spotlight: Kurt McSparron on AM1100 The Flag 02.11.2020WATCH