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North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Chairman
Post Date: Oct 30 2015

By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced a new chairman of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Jim Traynor with Intelligent InSites in Fargo. 

Traynor has been with Intelligent InSites since 2009 in business and market development leadership roles. He currently serves as the Director of Partner Development.  He has held numerous positions in the technology field with Great Plains Software, Apple Computer and Microsoft. Traynor serves on the board of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Traynor received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary. He and his wife Katie have three grown children. 

“Jim Traynor brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great leader for our board.” Anderson said. 

Traynor replaces past board chairman Wally Goulet, who completed his term as leader last month. 

The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development. 

The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

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