David Dietz | GOLD Sponsor

David Dietz


o: 701-293-6905

Hometown: Fargo

Current City: Fargo

Education: MSUM, BS in Accounting


Member since September 11, 2015

President/CEO | Preference Employment Solutions

Founded November 5, 1987

Purpose: Help people reach their potential

President | Dietz Timberland, LLC

Founded: March 7, 2014

Purpose: Grow timber for dimensional lumber, OSB sheeting and custom timbers AND conservation work. In particular, bringing back Minnesota’s giant, native white pine.

Business Goal?  Help people reach their potential

Personal Goal? Leverage my time effectively

My motivation?  Seeing people blossom

Favorite Quote? “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.” – Patrick Lencioni

Something people may not know about me?  I’m a strong advocate for marriage and spent 3 years with my wife mentoring couples to prepare for marriage. I love wilderness experiences and windsurfing.

Boards/Advisory Councils?

  • MSUM Paseka School of Business Advisory Board
  • FM-AM Rotary Board
  • Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Foundation Board

He leads with his heart and passion for his fellow employee owners. David’s success comes from his ability to recognize the value of hiring the right talent and empowering them to achieve their goals. He also knows a thing or two about the employment world as he has served here for 25 years.

He believes strongly in a few things: his team, the book Traction by Gino Wickman, Dale Carnegie Training, a good nights sleep, the love for his family and the great outdoors.

He also lives and breathes by our purpose statement and our core values. When anyone asks “David, how are you?” he responds “living the life I choose” with a beam on his face! 

David is a life-long learner and he is always sharpening his saw. His favorite reads are American Staffing Association articles, Good to Great by Jim Collins and all local publications. He is also active in The 100, Inc., Rotary and supports several local non-profits.

When he is not studying and apply best practices as a servant leader for Preference, he is planting thousands of White Pine trees in Minnesota for the timberland company he founded.
With his custom Preference logo tie at a 100,inc. Member Social!
David presenting at Executive Expo II: Leadership Unfiltered (Jan2019)
Kurt McSparron, Steve M Scheel and David at “The ABCs of ESOPs” (Feb2017)
David giving a tour of the new Preference location!