• GNDC Announces Presenters for Women in Business Luncheon

    The Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC) is pleased to announce the distinguished presenters for its upcoming luncheon honoring this year’s 15 Women You Need to Know and 5 Women to Watch in ND Business. The event will take place on May 7 at Sixteen 03 Main Events in Bismarck.
    Dr. Kristi Jean, Quality Engineer at ComDel Innovation in Wahpeton, ND, will be one of the featured presenters at the event. Dr. Jean brings a wealth of experience in product development and manufacturing, serving a variety of markets including medical, commercial, agriculture, and aerospace. Dr. Jean's portfolio includes numerous fledging customers in the medical arena, guiding them through the FDA landscape.
    Dr. Jean's commitment to education and community engagement is evident in her tenure at NDSCS, where she co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, secured STEM-related grants, and was selected as a Nation Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Coach. She has also been instrumental in promoting careers in STEM and encouraging young women to pursue non-traditional roles. Dr. Jean received the FIRST® LEGO® League Coach award in 2011 and has been actively involved in various community organizations.
    Representative Emily O'Brien, Chief Operating Officer for the Bioscience Association of North Dakota, will also be presenting at the luncheon. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, O'Brien has been a strong advocate for creating an entrepreneurial culture in bioscience and biotechnology research. She has served on various legislative committees and advisory commissions, contributing to the growth and economic development of North Dakota. She resides in Grand Forks, representing District 42.
    Both women were named in GNDC’s inaugural list of Women You Should Know and Watch in 2023.
    "We are honored to have Dr. Kristi Jean and Rep. Emily O'Brien as presenters for our Women in Business Luncheon," said Arik Spencer, CEO & President at GNDC. "Their accomplishments and dedication to their respective fields are truly inspiring, and we look forward to hearing their insights at the event."
    Tickets for the luncheon are available for purchase in advance and will not be sold at the door. To register and secure your spot, please visit GNDC’s website. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
    For more information about the event, ndchamber.com.