Structure

Governance Board

The FOF Governance Board is the official voting body. This group has the authority to dedicate resources to projects and direct the Executive Board to further act on initiatives. The group also approves new board members and can bring forth project ideas. This group meets quarterly.

 

Randy Gerhold, Microsoft (Chair)

Tom Dawson, Dawson Insurance (Vice Chair)

Jim Parsons, The Chamber (Secretary)

Joe Raso, Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC (Treasurer)

Bernie Dardis, City of West Fargo

Chad Flanagan, Eide Bailly

Justin Forde, Midco

Al Hurley, Essentia Health

Tim Mahoney, City of Fargo

Bryan Nermoe, Sanford Health

Sandi Piatz, Microsoft

Peter Stenehjem, First International Bank

Steve Swiontek, Gate City Bank

 

Executive Board

The FOF Executive Board is the working group. Made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Chamber and EDC presidents, as well as an at-large member, this body recommends action to the Governance Board and can take further action on projects with direction from the Governance Board. The group reviews projects before taking them to the board and as such, meets before each Governance Board meeting and additionally as needed.

 

Randy Gerhold, Microsoft (Chair)

Tom Dawson, Dawson Insurance (Vice Chair)

Jim Parsons, The Chamber (Secretary)

Joe Raso, Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC (Treasurer)

Peter Stenehjem, First International Bank

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is comprised of region-wide stakeholders. The group gives input on processes and procedures, sends forth project ideas, gives direction and advice on initiatives and acts as an overall sounding board for FOF. The group doesn’t have final authority on any votes and meets as needed.

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