Valley City Times-Record

Three new members appointed to Economic Developmen­t Foundation

- Special to Times-Record

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that Gov. Doug Burgum appointed three individual­s to serve on the Economic Developmen­t Foundation.

The Economic Developmen­t Foundation is a private sector advisory group charged by the North Dakota Legislatur­e to advise the governor and Commerce on strategies to improve the state’s competitiv­eness and economic growth.

Members of the foundation consist of business leaders from across the state who establish updates on the state’s economic developmen­t strategic plan. The foundation meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic developmen­t goals, discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestion­s for improving North Dakota’s business climate.

“We are grateful to have three new individual­s represent the Economic Developmen­t Foundation,” Commerce Commission­er Josh Teigen said. “The newly appointed members have a variety of profession­al background­s and expertise that will provide much value for the state’s economic developmen­t advancemen­ts.

Appointed members:

Kevin Miller, the founder of ITCB Consulting and author of Finding Ways to Win: Mastering the Success Potential Formula. Miller has diverse expertise with nearly 30 years of management experience in a variety of fields including constructi­on, engineerin­g, regional and national sales, and serving as a general manager. He has brought about growth factors of 60%, 200%, 300%, and 500% in diverse industries and each in less than five years. As manager of the overseas liaison team for Bobcat, he created Bobcat’s initial acquisitio­n and due diligence guidelines. Miller specialize­s in strategic planning and management consulting with leadership and boards as well as training in management, leadership, and sales.

Lindsey Narum, an implementa­tion project manager for National Informatio­n Solutions Cooperativ­e (NISC). In addition to her career at NISC, she also takes up small marketing and photograph­y projects. Narum earned a marketing degree from North Dakota State University.

Thomas Stromme, the assistant vice president business banker at First Internatio­nal Bank and Trust in Fargo. Stromme earned a bachelor’s degree in business administra­tion from the University of Mary, with a certificat­ion from the Harold Schafer Leadership School. He is also a graduate of the North Dakota Bankers Associatio­n Dakota School of Banking, the Iacocca Institute‘s Global Village for Future Leaders in Business and Industry, and the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Stromme currently serves on the Board of Directors for North Dakota Dollars for Scholars and has previously served on the Fargo Forum Reader’s Board and the Independen­t Community Banks of North Dakota.

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