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Bismarck/Mandan Women Chosen As Leaders for 2015

Twenty Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced

Center for Technology & Business (CTB) is pleased to announce the selected participants of the 2015 CTB Women’s Leadership Program. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants submitted by outstanding women in the community. 

  • Stephanie Anton - Assistant Vice President/Personal Lender, Gate City Bank
  • Cynthia Arnold - Office Manager, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department
  • Tracie Bettenhausen - Staff Writer/Editor, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Corvette Bohl - Marketing Specialist II, KLJ
  • Katie Cashman Fitzsimmons - Communications Director, North Dakota Medical Association
  • Ann Crews Melton - Editor, Be Magazine and Faith Reporter, Bismarck Tribune
  • April Dahme - Program Coordinator, The Arc of Bismarck
  • Jody Eckert - Director of Clinical Education, Professor of Orthopedics, University of Mary
  • Rebecca Geyer - Planner IV, North Dakota Department of Transportation 
  • Michelle Haught - Level V Executive Consultant, Rodan and Fields
  • Anita Hoffman - Account/Budget Specialist, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
  • Whitney Ibach - Human Resource Officer II, North Dakota Department of Transportation 
  • Brandi Jude - Server, Blarney Stone
  • Tammy Langerud - Staff Writer/Editor, Basin Electric Power Cooperative 
  • Lorna Link - Product Manager/Resource Manager, InterDyn BMI
  • Tina Neibauer - Benefits Coordinator, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Chelsey Thronson - Member Relations Specialist, North Dakota Farmers Union
  • Jennifer Weisgerber - Marketing Coordinator, Bartlett & West
  • Kelsey Zottnick - Administrative Assistant, KLJ

The CTB Women’s Leadership Program is an intense six month program dedicated to expanding the personal, professional, community and health leadership skills for women of all ages in Bismarck and Mandan. Throughout the program participants will hear from an array of top leaders representing North Dakota and beyond that will guide and challenge the women to take the next steps in their leadership development. Participants will gain hands on experience through leadership exercises and a philanthropy challenge.

This is the fourth year of the successful and highly anticipated program. In total, the CTB Women’s Leadership Program participants for Bismarck/Mandan have raised nearly $75,000 in cash and in-kind donations for local organizations. The public will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on June 18, more information to follow.

Center for Technology & Business is dedicated to building North Dakota’s economic future through leadership, technology and women’s business development. For more information visit