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CTB Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

The staff and current board of Center for Technology & Business (CTB) are happy to welcome new board members to the statewide organization. With their assistance, CTB will continue building North Dakota’s economic future through leadership, technology, and women’s business development. “By engaging women and new leaders, we can create and promote businesses that support positive changes for the economic development of North Dakota,” said Deb Eslinger, executive director of the CTB.

New members include:

Tiffany Hodge of Bismarck is the Enterprise Director of United Tribes Technical College with experience in business development, strategic planning, financial accountability, and personnel Management. She also generates and coordinates culturally appropriate and sustainable community research and resources for United Tribes Technical College, Native Communities, and Tribal Nations.

Jodee Bock of Fargo is CEO of Keller Williams Roers Realty  and owner of Bock’s Office Transformational Consulting. She has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of corporate communication, media relations, executive coaching, and training and development. She holds certifications in life purpose and career coaching, Job Relations Training (JRT), Bob Proctor’s Life Success Consulting®, and Accelerated Innovation training and coaching from SolutionPeople in Chicago.

Steve Dusek of Fargo serves as President/CEO of Dakota Certified Development Corporation. This position serves as the face of Dakota CDC to its constituency and manages the day-to-day operations of the corporation. Steve is responsible for all programs and operations, strategic development, compliance with Federal agencies, and manages the loan portfolio.

Sara Kelsch of Bismarck is currently Marketing Director at Bismarck Cancer Center. Her past professional experience includes 14 years as the coordinator of the Pride of Dakota program for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. She has assisted small businesses in marketing plans, social media and more.

The four new members join a seven-member board that monitors, oversees and assures the financial, ethical and governance integrity of CTB while setting long-term direction for the organization. Other board members include chairperson Deb Nelson, President of DLN Consulting; treasurer Heather Jones, CEO of City Air Mechanical; and secretary Amy Wobbema, Marketing Manager at Agri-Cover. CTB would like to thank outgoing board members Duke Rosendahl, Director of Hazen Community Development; Chris Schilken, Executive Director of Forward Devils Lake; and past-chair Kari Warberg Block, Founder & CEO of Earth-Kind.

About Center for Technology & Business:

Created in 1999, Center for Technology & Business operates the SBA Women’s Business Center for North Dakota. CTB also provides computer training and technical assistance to businesses and individuals across the State of North Dakota. CTB’s mission is “building North Dakota’s economic future through leadership, technology, and women’s business development.”

For more information about Center for Technology & Business, visit www.trainingnd.com, twitter.com/ctechb or facebook.com/trainingnd.