Board of Directors

Last year, incoming Vice President Bryan Klipfel, who recently retired from leading WSI and Job Service ND, stressed the importance of updating our strategic plan and volunteered to lead the effort. Jena reached out to United Way Worldwide, who generously offered their assistance. At the same time, they would use our United Way as a model for helping other local United Ways with the strategic planning process. And so began the important journey of many stakeholder meetings to help us move into the future.

Taking a close look at our role in the community, we will embark on setting an updated community agenda, increasing the capacity of our small, but mighty, team to deliver on the vision, and increasing volunteerism. This will help to accomplish our mission of uniting people and resources to activate volunteers, support and deliver programs and services, and fund solutions for a stronger community. We look forward to your input!

Executive Committee

Brenda Blazer - President
Vogel Law Firm

Bryan Klipfel - Vice President
Friend of United Way 

Keith Mantz - Treasurer
ND Legislative Council

Martin Fritz - Member-at-Large

John Weber - Past President
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)

Board Members

Steve Bakken
Townsquare Media and UTTC

Dawn Belohlavek
Knife River Corporation

Dr. Steve Chuppe
Chuppe Health

Amy Dalrymple
North Dakota Monitor

Kelli Erhardt
MDU Resources Group, Inc.

Jeff Fastnacht
Bismarck Public Schools

Dr. Tara Feil
CHI St. Alexius Health

Nate Hacker
Endeavor North Design, PLLC

Karin Haskell
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate -
Alliance Group

Jim Haussler
Friend of United Way

ShaLee Huntley
Bravera Bank

Jon Klein
Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Deb Kroshus
Friend of United Way

Dorothy Lick
ND Bankers Association

Carly Retterath 
Mandan Public Schools

Amy Schmidt
Friend of United Way

Deb Schmidt
US Bank

Mike Schneider
Friend of United Way

Mark Wagner
Friend of United Way

Dan White