Meet The Executives’ Club

Current Members of The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead are listed chronologically, by their joining date, beginning August 14, 2015

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Wes Henry
Director of Service ABM Techonology Group
Hometown: East Grand Forks, MN
East Grand Forks Senior High
University of North Dakota
CLUB FOUNDING MEMBER 1 | August 14, 2015

 

An entrepreneur at heart, Wes Henry has been a Founder, Owner and/or Partner in 4  technology-based companies:

Ignus Technologies, 1999 to 2010; Insight Technologies, 2010 to 2011; ConnectBooster, 2010 to 2014; True IT in 2012 to 2023

Wes Co-Founded True IT, a managed IT solutions provider, in 2012. In July 2023, True IT was purchased by employee-owned Advanced Business Methods (ABM).  Wes and the True IT ownership team remain on staff.

He is a compassionate leader and solution finder with over 40 years of experience in computer technology, IT, security, networking, and software development.  He loves learning new technology, exploring ways to leverage technology to help people and businesses, and sharing his knowledge with others. Wes taught college classes in technology for almost ten years and loved seeing the “A-Ha” moments when new ideas clicked for other people. When Wes is not at work, he enjoys music, bicycling, exploring new technology, and watching movies.

Wes has authored two IT-related books, including Your IT Sucks and I Can Prove It, a requested speaker/guest at IT-related conferences and events, along with being involved in numerous entrepreneurial ventures, from 3-D manufacturing to lumber processing and things in-between. 

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Jessica Hoppe
CFP Member since January 31, 2017

During her 20+ years in the financial industry, Jessica’s clients referenced her as open minded, solution driven, knowledgeable, and strategic; “An excellent person to have on your side to link all of your business and financial needs together.”

Jessica received her CFP in 2016, and spent the past 10 years as a Senior Business Advisor with Alerus, after 12+ years at US Bank.

Active in the community, Jessica volunteers her time on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM), the Plains Art Museum, and TNT Kids Fitness. She has also served the community in various capacities with the United Way of Cass-Clay. Jessica is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a master’s degree in business (MBA) from North Dakota State University and a bachelor of science in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Jessica Hoppe lives in Horace, N.D., with her husband, Bill, their two children, and a crazy Doberman named Red. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, gardening, fitness, and spending as much of her summer as possible at the lake.

  • Hometown: Nevis, MN
  • Education: MSUM, NDSU, College for Financial Planning
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Dave Harmon
Founder and President Harmon Entertainment
Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck Century High School
North Dakota State University
Club Member 200 | February 26, 2018
Executives’ Club 2024 Leadership Council

 

WHAT I DO: I help business’s give back to employee’s by collaborating to create amazing events.
WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with CEO’s and HR departments to create fun events that employee’s will want to be part of.
WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with Harmon Entertainment, your events will run smoother than ever before. We know how to create an event people will talk about for a very long time.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: What makes us different is we are not “just music”. We are event planners, MCs, lighting designers, dance instructors, fun instigators, and DJ’s. We will help plan your event to make it the best ever! We have been planning parties and celebrations since 2008, and have performed at over 1000 events.

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

  • “Harmon Entertainment is so professional! From the first meeting to the end of your event, they are invested to make your event successful.”
  • “Hiring a great MC/DJ is a gift you give back to your employee’s. You will not be disappointed with your investment with Harmon Entertainment”

HOW IT WORKS: We start with a free consult (Phone, Video, or in Person) to determine your wants and needs and tell you about what could be possible at your event. Then we create a personalized quote based on your event.
READY TO TALK? Reach me on LinkedIn, email me at daveharmon1@gmail.com, visit us online at http://www.harmonentertainment.biz, or call me direct at 701-730-0054.

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Shelle Hagen
Founder and Owner Elite Therapeutic Massage & Health Partners
Hometown: Elbow Lake, Minnesota
West Central Area Senior High
Concordia College
Member 213 | August 1, 2018
Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor

 

Shelle Hagen has been in the Massage Therapy Industry since 2001 and is the Owner/Founder of Elite Therapeutic Massage and Co-Owner of Elite Massage Academy. She is a graduate of  Concordia College, Moorhead MN, with a B.A. in Exercise Science. 

She graduated from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, Fargo ND  1,100 hour program in 2002.  Shelle is a business mentor to many and will stop at nothing to see others succeed! Shelle also offers Continuing Education Training for Massage Therapists. 

Her massage services specialize in CoresStone, CoreStone Blading – Gua Sha, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Relaxation Massage, Cupping, Chair Massage, Pregnancy and Medical Massages. 

Shelle is licensed in North Dakota as well as Moorhead, MN.

Elite Therapeutic Massage was born in 2001, when Shelle Hagen planted the first seed (farm girl born and raised hence the farming analogy)  and opened a one room office. Since that day, Elite has been in business for 20+ years providing the best massage care and customer service in the Fargo/Moorhead area.  Shelle’s ultimate goal behind Elite is to assist in the development of others to achieve their dreams! (This is the harvest!)

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Joe Heilman
Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Hometown: Rugby, North Dakota
Rugby High
North Dakota State University
Member 215 | September 24, 2018

 

Joe brings a unique set of experiences to his clients as a Financial Advisor at Merrill with 15+ years of working within and leading startup technology businesses and as a former member of the ND House of Representatives.

Joe grew up on a 4th generation family farm near Rugby, ND. While in college at North Dakota State University, he had the privilege of serving as the Student Body President and earned degrees in Business Administration and Accounting.

Civic participation and community engagement have always been important to Joe. Shortly after his graduation from NDSU, Joe was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives where he spent one term serving on the Education, Political Subdivisions, Agriculture, and other committees. Joe was the youngest Legislator in State history to have served in a leadership role as the House Majority Caucus Chairman (Whip). He also actively serves on boards and volunteers for local organizations such has the NDSU Foundation, NDSU College of Business, Jeremiah Program, BIO Girls, Sts. Anne and Joachim Church, and others.

Joe spent 15 years with startup technology companies in various roles (sales, support, account management, product development and management, etc.) and is listed on several U.S. Patents. In his most recent role, he served as the General Manager of Intelligent Ag, a Fargo based agriculture technology company. He was also actively involved in supporting the Grand Farm project aiming to raise the profile of the Fargo region’s role in the agriculture technology industry. In 2022, after years of tremendous growth in sales and product innovations, Intelligent Ag was successfully acquired by AGCO Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of agriculture equipment and solutions.

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Susan Hozak
Founder Midwest Nest Magazine
Hometown: Bitburg, Germany
Minnesota State University Moorhead
University of Mary, Bismarck
Member 225 | June 3, 2019
Executives’ Club GOLD Sponsor

 

Susan founded Midwest Nest magazine in  2017 and operated the magazine until 2023.

Midwest Nest Magazine won several awards on the local and national levels, including the 2020 Niche Award for Best Niche Rising Star, won by publisher Susan Hozak, and the 2020 Best Niche Promotion or Contest, won for the annual Design Challenge. Each year, Midwest Nest  won an ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota, including three silver awards during its first year of publication. We have also been honored with over 40 awards from the North Dakota Professional Communicators and National Federation of Press Women, including 15 first-place awards which advanced to national competitions. 

Susan grew up in a military family and has lived in places all over the world including Spain and Germany.  She has lived in Fargo since 1999 and loves the culture, people, and growth Fargo has been experiencing. Hozak is also the Marketing Director and Office Manager at Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry. 

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Julie Halverson
Sales Manager iDigital Outdoor & Media
Hometown: Kindred, ND
Kindred High
Member 249 | November 24, 2020

 

I worked at Newman Outdoor for 14 years as an Account Executive, until moving to iDigital Outdoor as the Sales Manager in September 2020.  I have been an Ambassador with the FMWF Chamber for over 10 years.

iDigital Outdoor works one-on-one with companies and Advertising Agencies to develop innovative advertising campaigns that make a difference. We’re locally-owned, on the grow, and working hard to create the largest independent network of digital, and traditional billboards in the Midwest. Our mission is to install digital billboards in high-visibility, well-travelled corridors and city streets, allowing our clients to make the most impact possible with their money.


We look forward to working with you on developing a strategy to reach motorists with your local, regional, or national advertising campaign, and we can’t wait for you to experience the thrill of digital billboard advertising!
Please let me know if I can provide you locations and pricing for your company. Currently we have billboards from Minnesota to Wyoming. 

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Josh Hutchins
Franchise Owner TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Hometown: Prairie du Chien, WI
Prairie du Chien High
Winona State University
Club Member 253 | February 8, 2021

Two Men and a Truck Franchise Owner: Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, and Mankato and franchisee of the coming soon – Two Men and a Junk Truck-Fargo

Josh, a dedicated professional with over a decade of experience in the moving industry, began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in 2014 in Rochester, MN, after relocating from Wisconsin to be with his now-wife, Stephanie. Starting as a driver, Josh worked various positions within the company before expanding his horizons and relocating his family to the Fargo area, where he opened TWO MEN AND A TRUCK- Fargo. Over time, he further established his presence by opening and operating locations in Bismarck ND, Grand Forks ND, and Mankato MN.

As a proud husband and father of four, Josh deeply understands the importance of family and incorporates this ethos into his business practices. He takes immense pride in fostering a culture of growth and development within his company, prioritizing the advancement of his team members.

When not in the office or building work relationships, Josh can be found in the hunting blind or ice fishing shanty, enjoying quality time with his family. His favorite aspect of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the sense of family throughout the system, particularly within his franchises. Josh’s biggest word of advice for customers is to start the planning process early to ensure there are no surprises.

Moreover, all of his locations are actively engaged in the community through sponsorships, charitable contributions, and providing sharply discounted moving services for non-profits. With his extensive experience and dedication, Josh continues to make significant strides in the moving industry while nurturing a supportive environment for his employees and clients alike, embodying the Two Men and a Truck Core Purpose of Moving People Forward.

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James Hendricks
Financial Advisor PRISM Financial
Hometown: Bemidji, Minnesota
Bemidji High
North Dakota State University
Member 293 | June 5, 2023

 

As the owner of PRISM Financial, James Hendricks implements unique, innovative, and straightforward solutions to help clients’ financial goals become a reality. With both a local team based in Fargo as well as partnerships around the country, he helps business owners, farmers, and corporations address their unique challenges. James understands that his clients bring value to the growing community of Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo as well as local farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. Through advanced planning solutions, industry expertise, and strategic national partnerships, he offers guidance and sound solutions to help navigate stressful situations.

“We have found in recent years through working with our clients that business owners and farm operations are often underserved and misunderstood,” James said. “We believe in putting each client’s specific situation and unique priorities at the front of our planning and we want to meet them where they are at. We like to be the people that can offer guidance and sound solutions to help align with what their vision is.”

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Mesud Heco
President Select Pro Cleaning
Hometown: Zepa, Bosnia and herzegovina
West Fargo High School
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Club Member 302 | October 6, 2023

 

With over 10 years of experience, Select PRO Cleaning consistently delivers high-quality and efficient cleaning for our domestic clients and over 1 million square feet of commercial space per week. Locally owned and operated, Select Pro Cleaning has 8 employees and operates 24/7. Whether you need your cleaning done in the morning or night. We got you covered. Our technicians have the skills and experience to handle any task that comes their way.

Our mission is to deliver quality results to our customers while helping our community.

Jason Hearn
Owner Overloaded Laundry