As a native and life-long resident of this community, I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to work with the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce!
Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding area is home to one of the most vibrant and diverse economies anywhere. Driven by sectors like healthcare, education, energy generation and government, we are poised to grow now and in the future. My role at the Chamber is to aid in that growth by overseeing our operations, implementing our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, advocating for our businesses and developing relationships with our stakeholders.
While there are challenges to our continued success, there are challenges brought about by growth. The Chamber will continue to work tirelessly with our partners to address those challenges and do so in the best interest of both our members and our community. Should you ever have any questions or concerns with how we're doing so, please do not hesitate to get ahold of me or any of our fantastic Chamber Staff. The door is always open.
When I'm not here at the Chamber, you can find my family and I engaged in any number of activities around Bismarck-Mandan.
E-mail Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Mandan, my roots run deep throughout our communities.
My background is diverse, including warehouse management, phlebotomy, clinical research, skilled laborer recruitment and most recently electrical sales. My experiences have allowed me to see not only the wide array of talent and industries that we have in Bismarck-Mandan, but also what opportunities could be developed. I believe the Chamber is the perfect place to help cultivate ideas and assist in supporting these new opportunities.
I live in Mandan with my wife, two daughters and our dog, Otis. My free time is enjoyed by watching my daughter play soccer, camping, riding motorcycle and being on the water.
E-mail Ross at email@example.com
Community Growth Director
E-mail David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Support Professional
I am delighted to be working at the Chamber. As an Office Support Professional my responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones and assisting the terrific staff of this great organization with whatever tasks need to be done.
I grew up in Omaha but have long considered Bismarck to be my home. Office support work has been my niche for the past fifteen years, including ten years with the University of Mary.
My interests include classic movies, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
E-mail Mary at email@example.com
E-mail Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Engagement Director
I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. I have spent a lot of summers and holidays around Bismarck-Mandan because of family in the area which has made Bismarck-Mandan feel like a second home. After finishing high school, I went on to attend the University of Mary. I graduated in December 2017 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Accounting. I am excited to be part of the Chamber team and I look forward to help the community grow.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending my time outdoors and hiking. My hobbies also include crocheting, video games, reading and photography. I have also been involved with volunteer work around the Bismarck-Mandan area.
E-mail Shay at email@example.com
I am doing what I love and loving what I do. I joined the Chamber family in January of 2014 as the Communications Specialist. My responsibilities include designing the Chamber Connection, the ChamberLink e-newsletter, taking photos at Chamber events, managing the Chamber website and social media. I also design various marketing promotions for all of our Chamber events.
I enjoy working with our Chamber members to better promote their business through our variety of different mediums.
When I’m not working or attending Chamber events, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading the latest celebrity gossip and watching NASCAR.
E-mail Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Financial Officer
I grew up in Casselton, North Dakota and after I graduated high school, I moved to Bismarck where I attended the University of Mary. I graduated in 2011 with degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. After college, I worked as a public accountant for 4 1/2 years and then moved on as the Finance Manager of a community non-profit before accepting the CFO position at the Chamber.
I have always had a passion in non-profits and I am excited to be a part of the Chamber team and help with the growth of our community.
I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Amanda, and we live in Lincoln with our three dogs and one cat. We both enjoy camping trips at the lakes during the summer.
E-mail Elliot at email@example.com
I am pleased to be taking over as Chamber Staff Representative for the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program. As a 2013 Leadership graduate, married to a 2014 graduate and the daughter of one of the program's original founders, it's safe to say Leadership Bismarck-Mandan runs in the blood.
I am passionate about Leadership Bismarck-Mandan as a program that brings together future leaders to educate and involve them in our community. Leadership Bismarck-Mandan is like a Master's class on our community.
In addition to directing Leadership Bismarck-Mandan, I provide communications support, writing for the Chamber Connection as well as other projects.
After living in Minnesota and Ukraine for nearly a decade, I am thrilled to put down roots in my hometown of Bismarck with my husband, Jason, and our sons, Sigurdor and Henrik.
Email Cathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org