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Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center 4200 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203
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Bart Holaday, Chairman of the Board. Retired from Brinson Partners Venture Capital, Chicago and is President of the Dakota Foundation, Placitas New Mexico. He has been an advisor to the Center for Innovation Foundation for 20 years. Is also a trustee of the UND Foundation and Jamestown College.
Howard Dahl, Vice Chair. President and founder of Amity Technology and Concord Manufacturing, Fargo. He is a 1997 recipient of the North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year Award - chair of Foundation investment committee. He is also President of the UND Foundation.
James Ray, Treasurer. President of the Aerospace Capital Group and President of the Ray Foundation, Naples, Florida.
Randy Newman, Trustee. Chair, CEO of Alerus Financial of Grand Forks and Fargo, and Chair of Federal Home Loan Board of Des Moines, IA. Randy is chair of the Center for Innovation Advisory Board.
Jerry Van Eeckhout, Trustee. Founder, Chairman and CEO of ACT Teleconferencing, Inc from 1990 until 2003 when he became Chairman Emeritus. Jerry was inducted into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 1998. Lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
Russell Brown, Trustee. Retired President and CEO of AGSCO of Grand Forks now living in Mesa, Arizona. Brown is a 1995 recipient of the North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year, and is the past chairman of the Center for Innovation Advisory Board. He also served as Chairman of the Foundation from 2001 to 2004.
Bill Ness Trustee. Retired CEO and Chairman of Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Fran Jabara, Emeritus. President of Jabara Ventures Group, Wichita, Kansas and Founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneur Ventures at Wichita State University.