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Bismarck/Mandan Women Chosen As Leaders for 2018

Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced

Center for Technology & Business (CTB) is pleased to announce the selected participants for the seventh class of the CTB Women’s Leadership Program to be held in Bismarck/Mandan. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants submitted by outstanding women in the community looking to connect, grow, and pay it forward through a challenging and inspiring experience. The women will join the statewide network of highly motivated and forward thinking individuals who are making a difference all across the state:

  • Mandy Anderson - Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC
  • Katie Bell - American Bank Center
  • Jennifer Ann Boeckel - Essentia Institute of Rural Health
  • Megan Boger - Starion Bank
  • Kirsten Heid - The Rainmaker Group, Inc.
  • Ashley Hoffert - Bremer Bank
  • Thea Jorgensen - Thea Ward Fitness
  • Lindsay Kinnischtzke - First Western Bank & Trust
  • Marla Kitzan - US Foods
  • Kerri Kraft - North Dakota Department of Commerce
  • Jennifer Liebert - Securian Financial Advisors of ND
  • Kimberly Miller - Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Tracy Mitzel - Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
  • Mariah Perbix - Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Stephanie Rud - Northland Concrete & Excavation
  • Allison Steffl - First International Bank & Trust
  • Melissa Taylor - University of Mary
  • Beverly Unrath - Dakota Home Care
  • Tammy Wall - First International Bank & Trust
  • Michelle Westbrock - Trotzen Counseling and Consultation, PLLC
  • Ashley Wolf - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Lisa Marie Young Bird - The Fringe Spa’Tique

The CTB Women’s Leadership Program is a unique six month program dedicated to expanding the personal, professional, community, and health leadership skills for women of all ages and backgrounds in Bismarck/Mandan. Throughout the program, participants will hear from an array of top leaders representing North Dakota and beyond who 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 project.

Bismarck/Mandan participants have raised over $152,000 in cash and in-kind donations for local organizations. In total, statewide participants of the program have raised over $269,000 in cash and in-kind donations for their local organizations. The public will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on June 14, more information to follow.

CTB builds North Dakota’s economic future by fostering an entrepreneurial environment through innovation, training, leadership and business development. For more information visit