NDACo Staff

NDACo Staff at the "Bismarck Alley Art" project, 5th Street downtown Bismarck, summer 2017.
ND Counties mural by Paul Noot.
In the profiles below, each staff member shows their connection to one or more North Dakota Counties. Get to know us!

(Formal portraits available for media requests, etc. - contact Jeff Eslinger at


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Terry Traynor Executive Director
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Alisha Adolf Professional Development Manager (ILG)
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Aaron Birst Legal Counsel, Assistant Director - Policy
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Cassie Braun Accounting Assistant
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Genny Dienstmann, CAE Assistant Director - Operations
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Patrick Engelhart CEG Safety Specialist
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Jeff Eslinger Assistant Director - Member Services
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Ryan Gellner Vision Zero Outreach Program Manager
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Cathy Heidt Administrative Secretary
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Jason Horning Next Generation 9-1-1 Program Manager
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Chuck Horter Human Resources Coordinator
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Lisa Jahner Assistant Director - Research & Programs
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Mary Korsmo ND State Association of City and County Health Officials - Executive Director
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Kathy Kottenbrock 9-1-1 Project Manager
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Emily McDaniel Member Events and Outreach Coordinator
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Jennifer Morman CEG Claims Manager
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Donnell Preskey Government/Public Relations Specialist
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Dave Schimetz Facility Manager
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Maggie Splonskowski 9-1-1 Data Analyst
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Linda Svihovec Research Analyst
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Michelle Tabbert Administrative Officer
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Angie Wentland Controller
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Mike Wolf CEG Underwriting & Loss Control Manager