GFMEDC Adds New Board Members, Elects Officers

Fargo, N.D. (January 23, 2013) – Nine area professionals joined the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) board of directors.

Six at-large directors:

  • Judd Graham, Wells Fargo Bank, Market President
  • Bryce Johnson, FM Home Builders Association, Executive Director
  • Denise Magness, Warner & Company, Executive VP & COO
  • Bill Marcil, Jr., Publisher The Forum, COO Forum Communications Company
  • Marshal Albright, Cass County Electric Cooperative, VP Member and Energy Services
  • Randy Gerhold, Microsoft, Fargo R&D Site Leader

Three new agency directors:

  • Chad Peterson, Cass County Commission
  • Kevin Campbell, Clay County Commission
  • Mayor Rich Mattern, City of West Fargo

New members, Graham, Johnson, Magness, Marcil, Albright, Gerhold, Peterson, Campbell and Mattern began their terms on January 1.

The board also elected and re-elected officers for 2013.

Board officers are:

  • Board Chair:       Brad Schlossman, West Acres Development, President
  • Chair-Elect:        Dennis Millirons, Sanford Health, President
  • Treasurer:          Tammy Miller, Border States Electric, CEO
  • Secretary:       Tom Dawson, Dawson Insurance, President

Guidance from the board helps the GFMEDC achieve its goals and lays the groundwork for the economic health of Cass County, N.D. and Clay County, Minn. The board is made up of 33 directors. It includes a nine-member executive committee; ten at-large members elected from investor businesses; representatives of the Fargo City Commission, West Fargo City Commission and Moorhead City Council; representatives of the Cass County Commission and Clay County Commission; one development council representative; the superintendents of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead public schools; and the presidents of Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University.  Board members can serve up to three terms.

The GFMEDC strives to grow the economy ofCass County,N.D.and Clay County, Minn. by attracting, expanding and retaining primary-sector businesses.  A primary-sector business is one that brings new dollars into a community through the sale of its products and services outside the trade area. The primary sector is the foundation of an economy and the principal driver of community growth and development.


Lisa Gulland-Nelson
VP, Marketing & Public Relations

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