Welcome to The Club

Bob Gibb shares the challenges of running a 100+ yr old family business

The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead is 150 Fargo-area business Owners, Presidents, CEOs and Sr. Executives.

Our purpose is simple…

to bring business leaders together for extraordinary conversations.

Extraordinary conversations are honest, powerful and influential. They establish connections and build relationships between people.

Since August 14, 2015, The Club has been a valued resource for local business leaders – connecting Members, providing opportunity for strategic collaboration and access to exclusive events, programs and leadership conversations.


our defining principles and the definition of who we are as people



Our Members choose to be straightforward, honest and forthright, both with our words and our intentions. We get to-the-point by being direct, real and even vulnerable, because we understand that vulnerability leads to accountability and is the truest source of genuine authenticity. We don’t waste each others’ valuable time.


We put people first, without exception. We want to hear your story and understand your Why. We enter professional relationships with a mutual respect of the roads each other have traveled and an appreciation of the milestones we’ve reached. This is why our key differentiator is a Membership list of individuals, not of companies or organizations.


There are 2 types of best practices: those we learn from others, and those we learn the hard way. Every day, Members of The Executives’ Club contribute to the depth of knowledge and the breadth of experience of our circle. We accept teaching as an integral responsibility of managing. If we’re not teaching, we’re not really leading.


We look for opportunities to create moments in the world that are pivotal, empowering and defining. Most people miss these daily opportunities because they’re looking through too large a lens; they’re looking at the whole world, rather than their world. The best leaders understand how to show up in the small, even mundane encounters and interactions we each experience every day.


Purpose. Fulfillment. Significance. Our Executives’ Club Members chart a path that will impact the lives of others and make a difference in our communities. We love what we do, but understand that our jobs don’t define us as individuals. Through commitment and discipline to our first 4 core values, we set a course to the 5th!

Wednesdays 12to1 | Employee Profit Sharing conversation
Each Wednesday, Members enjoy an inner-circle conversation

Welcome to Fargo-Moorhead’s premier membership organization, business forum and valued resource for the region’s senior executives and next generation of business leaders.

Since 2015, The Club has served as a platform to build relationships, share ideas, explore new business opportunities and participate in trusted inner-circle discussions. Each individual in The Club has something of value to teach and every Member understands that we always have something new to learn. We invite you to bring your insight and experience, as well as your questions and challenges.

Lisa Bornem-Wiser (left) with Heather Aal

“I have been in countless networking groups and predictably quit them all. The Executives’ Club is so different from those other groups. I’ve never gotten so much value or felt so valued in a group of my peers. There is such incredible collective wisdom in this group. I highly recommend joining!”

– Lisa Bortnem-Wiser

  • President, MidStates Wireless (retired)
  • Managing Partner, Bortnem Family Limited Partnership
  • Managing Partner, JBL Properties