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Barry MaringPresident Sonmar Companies
Barry is a successful entrepreneur with management experience in several diverse industries. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting with a minor in Spanish. Barry developed his financial skills as an auditor with KPMG in Minneapolis, MN and he passed the CPA exam the fall after graduation. Subsequently, Barry joined the North Dakota Department of Banking as a Bank Examiner. During his six years as an Examiner, he attended numerous training schools and gained an in-depth knowledge of banking and analyzing bank credits in numerous industries. Barry began following his entrepreneurial spirit early in his career when he developed a quick-serve Italian restaurant and purchased three Subway restaurants with a partner. These stores performed very well which allowed Barry to leave his position as a Bank Examiner in June 1998. Barry has been involved in many successful land transactions, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial real estate deals during the next decade before joining Sonmar Management in Fargo, ND. Sonmar is a full-service hotel development, construction and management company, where Barry holds the position of Vice President/CFO, which includes all development, operational, construction, and accounting duties. In addition to the above, Mr. Maring joined Archer Real Estate Services in 2016 as a commercial real estate agent.
Barry has been married 24 years to his wife Elizabeth and their family consists of their 19 year old son Jack and a 17 year old daughter, Brooke.