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Meet the NDFU Staff and Coordinators

We look forward to working with you
Chris Aarhus

Chris Aarhus

Union Farmer Editor

email
701-952-0118
cell: 701-720-2297

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Chris provides authorship, administration, supervision and production of the Union Farmer publication. He develops and coordinates educational and promotional materials for Farmers Union, Farmers Union Insurance and affiliated cooperatives.[/read]

Lucy Bardell

Lucy Bardell

Assistant to the President

email
701-952-0114
cell: 701-320-1473

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Lucy’s role is to assist the president on all activities related to that office, including Board of Directors meetings, Board of Governors meetings, and state convention. She provides day-to-day management of associate staff, including work assignments and schedules; and oversees the day-to-day state office operations, including services provided through special contracts.[/read]

Kristi Schlosser Carlson

Kristi Schlosser Carlson

Chief Legal Officer

email
701-952-1109
cell: 701-251-8027

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Kristi serves as the chief legal advisor to the NDFU, FUMI and FUSA Boards of Directors, the President, and the FUSA/FUMI General Manager. Her role also includes managing the HR department. She serves as advisor for enterprise-wide activities, and is the Chief Privacy Officer for the company under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.[/read]

Brandon Delvo

Brandon Delvo

Community Organizing Specialist

email
701-952-2126
cell: 406-697-2235

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Tania Falk

Tania Falk

Chief Financial Officer

email
701-952-0145
cell: 701-269-5824

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]As the Chief Accounting Officer for NDFU, FUMI and FUSA, Tania’s role is to manage the accounting department. She is also responsible for the organization’s financial statements, cost accounting, payroll, budgeting, tax compliance, and special analysis/reports.[/read]

Jessica Haak

Jessica Haak

Organizational Manager & Membership Supervisor

email
701-952-1110
cell: 701-320-5044

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Jessica serves as a statewide coordinator in connection with all Farmers Union members, Farmers Union elected officers, Farmers Union insurance agents, and affiliated cooperatives. She is instrumental in developing and implementing strategies for the membership programs. She manages the team of Member Relations Specialists.[/read]

Brandee Hoyt

Brandee Hoyt

Financial Analyst

email
701-952-1160
cell: 701-320-3806

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Brandee prepares and/or provides all financial transactions, records, reports, payroll, deposits, expenditures and all other financial responsibilities necessary to maintain complete financial records of the organization.[/read]

Chelsey Jacobson

Chelsey Jacobson

Member Relations Specialist

email
701-952-0131
cell: 701-400-5431

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Chelsey works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers, insurance agents and affiliated cooperatives. She specializes in organizational development through cooperation, legislation and education, with an emphasis on member recruitment, engagement and support. She concentrates on Women in Leadership Development (WILD) events and new county officer training.[/read]

Mary Jensen

Mary Jensen

Legislative Specialist

email
701-952-0107
cell: 303-902-9569

Miranda Letherman

Miranda Letherman

Youth Education Specialist

email
701-952-0166
701-368-0173

Jason McKenney

Jason McKenney

Cooperative & Transportation Supervisor

email
701-952-0116
cell: 701-368-9124

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Jason works directly with co-op members, directors and managers of Farmers Union affiliated cooperatives, including manager associations. He provides educational services to boards and employees, strategic planning, and audit presentations.[/read]

Molly McLain

Molly McLain

Member Relations Specialist

email
701-952-0195
cell: 701-205-6594

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Molly works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers, insurance agents and affiliated cooperatives. She specializes in organizational development through cooperation, legislation and education, with an emphasis on member recruitment, engagement and support.[/read]

Mary Mertens

Mary Mertens

Member Relations Specialist

email
701-952-0130
cell: 218-791-1561

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Mary works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers, insurance agents and affiliated cooperatives. She specializes in organizational development through cooperation, legislation and education, with an emphasis on member recruitment, engagement and support. She concentrates on camp activities and helps coordinate state convention.[/read]

Pam Musland

Pam Musland

Marketing & Communications Supervisor

email
701-952-2154
cell: 701-320-1855

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Pam oversees NDFU communications and marketing to meet organizational objectives, including advertising, promotional material and press releases. She contributes to the Union Farmer and serves as an NDFU lobbyist during the legislative session.[/read]

Amanda Olson

Amanda Olson

Member Relations Specialist

email
701-952-0129
cell: 701-251-8758

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Amanda works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers, insurance agents and affiliated cooperatives. She specializes in organizational development through cooperation, legislation and education, with an emphasis on member recruitment, engagement and support. She has a concentration in county board training and cooperative activities.[/read]

Kayla Pulvermacher

Kayla Pulvermacher

Legislative & Member Advocacy Supervisor

email
701-952-0104
cell: 701-595-6765

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Kayla works to direct the organization’s policy making process and objectives involving state government affairs. She leads analysis of proposed legislative actions and determines the potential impact on the organization.[/read]

Brittany Rodin

Brittany Rodin

Digital Marketing Specialist

email
701-952-0163
cell: 701-307-0750

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Brittany works with many aspects of social media and promotion of Farmers Union and Farmers Union Insurance. She is an integral part of the communications and marketing team, covering and promoting events, activities and Farmers Union ideals.[/read]

Tyrel Schlecht

Tyrel Schlecht

IT Supervisor

email
701-952-0153
cell: 701-320-7636

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Tyrel provides technical hardware and software assistance to computer system users; configures and supports local/wide-area networks and internet connections; monitors and maintains network, desktop and laptop computers and associated software, user training, website management and basic video production. He also is involved in the design and development of NDFU programs.[/read]

Kristi Schweiss

Kristi Schweiss

Agricultural Economist/Strategist

email
701-952-0120
cell: 218-969-0814

Lisa Severson

Lisa Severson

Human Resources Generalist

email
701-952-2169

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Lisa works directly with NDFU, FUMI and FUSA employees, and their managers in the administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. As HR generalist her responsibilities include employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, recruiting and staffing logistics.[/read]

Bri Sorensen

Bri Sorensen

Youth Education Supervisor

email
701-952-1404
cell: 701-269-7014

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Bri is instrumental in organizing and developing the Farmers Union Youth Program including summer camp. She works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers, volunteers and members of the community to enhance and grow the Youth Program and the Camp Program. She manages camp operations including supervising the summer staff. She specializes in organizational development with an emphasis on educational member engagement and support.[/read]

Jeffrey Willer

Jeffrey Willer

Transportation Specialist

email
701-952-9111
cell: 701-320-2340

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Jeff provides the administration, record keeping, regulatory compliance, maintenance, scheduling and professional driving necessary to operate a private bus service for North Dakota Farmers Union.[/read]

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You will likely not see the NDFU coordinators at meetings across the state, but you will no doubt at some point benefit from their expertise during one of your projects. They are considered the backbone of our day to day operations. Their areas of expertise are listed within the link below their pictures. Feel free to contact them anytime for assistance.

 

Connie Benke

Connie Benke

Lead/Co-op Coordinator

email
800-366-8331 ext. 101
701-952-9101

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Connie’s main duties are in the Cooperative Department, assisting with various projects and printing needs. She serves as secretary-treasurer of the ND Cooperative Managers’ Association, assists with website maintenance, and with publication of the monthly Flickertales, BeeHive Buzz and South Wind Stories for Farmers Union Insurance.[/read]

Brenda Thoms

Brenda Thoms

Youth/Insurance/County Coordinator

email
800-366-8331 ext. 102
701-952-0102

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Brenda assists the County Farmers Union organizations with their meeting notices and other printing needs, assists with the scholarship program and the ND Cooperative Directors’ Association. She also assists members with their classified ads for the monthly Union Farmer publication.[/read]

Eunice Olivier

Eunice Olivier

Travel Coordinator

email
800-366-8331 ext. 108
701-952-0108

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Eunice assists the Transportation Specialist in coordinating the travel program for the organization. She is available to assist both current and potential members with questions regarding traveling with North Dakota Farmers Union..[/read]

Kevin Widmer

Kevin Widmer

Transportation Coordinator

email
800-366-8331 ext. 121
701-952-0121

Taylor Sink

Taylor Sink

Membership Coordinator

email
800-366-8331 ext. 127
701-952-9127

[read more=”READ MORE” less=”CLOSE”]Taylor maintains the membership database for the organization. She is also the main receptionist. Taylor is available to assist both current and potential members with questions regarding membership.[/read]