Communication Advisory Board
The Communication Advisory Board provides a connection between the Department of Communication and communication professionals in the community. The Board advises the Department on matters relating to the needs of the communication profession and lends support to initiatives of the Department, including internships, guest speaking, new programs, professional development, grants, review and feedback on curriculum, COMM Week, events, fundraising, and research opportunities. Our faculty point of contact is Dr. Robert Mejia. Dr. Mejia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cody Harmon is the Creative Manager for Second Wave Marketing. He spends his days traveling the country producing inspiring and exhilarating videos for the hospitality industry. Since graduating from NDSU with a mass communications degree, he has accumulated over 15 years of videography experience. He has shot everything under the sun: Broadcast News. Weddings. Special Events. Commercials. Interviews. Agriculture. Aerials. Hospitality. Cody has held every role that exists in this biz, from cinematographer to graphic designer to director to editor and back again. He’s lucky to say he has found his passion and has been given the opportunity to follow it each and every day.
Katie Hasbargen is employed by Microsoft and currently leads the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fans and Technical Readiness team. She has served in many roles since joining Great Plains Software in 1998 and then Microsoft in 2001 via acquisition. She has been a global program manager, a product marketing manager, a product manager, and a strategic product communications manager and has run internal and external communications for Microsoft’s Fargo campus. Katie has a B.A. in Business Administration and Communication from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and a Ph.D. in Communication from North Dakota State University. She currently serves as a member of the NDSU Research Foundation Board of Directors, is President of Concordia College’s National Alumni Board, and sits on the Concordia College Board of Regents. Katie was born and raised in Fargo, ND.
Jennifer Miller works for Roll-A-Ramp in West Fargo, a company that manufactures portable ramps for wheelchair access into homes & vans and for various other accessibility needs. Though locally owned and operated, the company has a global reach by selling throughout the U.S. and exporting to 50+ countries. She has been with the company since 2011 and in her role as Global Programs Manager she wears many hats, including sales, marketing, product support, and managing the company’s digital identity. She is a North Dakota native and received her BA from NDSU with majors in Mass Communication, Speech Communication, and Spanish. During this time she spent a semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico on a study abroad program. She also earned her Master’s of Business Administration degree from NDSU. Jennifer has been involved with the FMWF Chamber Young Professionals Network and served on the Member Services and Social Planning committees. She enjoys volunteering for local non-profits and is on the Board of Directors for Handi-Wheels Transportation. As an active member of the Fargo-Moorhead AM Rotary Club, she served as President in 2014-2015 and is currently the club secretary. During her free time, she enjoys distance cycling and training for half marathons.
James Nagbe works at CHARISM as the Development Director and also mentors kids in CHARISM’s in school Check and Connect program. CHARISM is a local non-profit with a mission to build stronger neighborhoods by building stronger people in those neighborhoods through enriching youth programs and wrap around services to help families meet their basic needs. In his role at CHARISM James loves connecting with people and learning more about who they are and hearing their stories and journey in life. From his own life journey of being born in Liberia, living in the south for 11 years (North Carolina, then Georgia), and now living in Fargo; James has a huge appreciation of diverse cultures and people. He is also involved in the Fargo Rotary club on the membership committee and the club’s Beneficiary Committee. James studied Christian Ministry and Business at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves in his church in various roles along with his family.
Adrienne Olson leads marketing and communications for Kilbourne Group, a real estate redevelopment firm founded in 2006 as a catalyst of inspiration and action for revitalizing downtown Fargo’s urban core and economic vitality through historic renovation, urban infill, and placemaking projects. She serves on the Board of the Downtown Community Partnership and the Advisory Board of APT, a creative incubator in downtown Fargo. Previously, she worked with John Deere Electronic Solutions in global employee communication and strategy, and with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Fargo for nearly 30 years and has a strong interest in public affairs, including the economics of cities. She has a bachelor's in mass communication from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Joe Radske is the News Director at KVRR, the FOX affiliate in Fargo – Moorhead. He has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years. His path to Fargo includes leading newsrooms in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison and Omaha. Joe has been a photojournalist, reporter, producer and news director. He is also the Region 6 Director for the Society of Professional Journalists, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the spring of 2018, Joe taught COMM 445: Advanced News Production at NDSU. Joe is a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. He lives to make a difference every day.
Caitlin Stoecker is the Corporate Communications Professional at Arvig, a telecommunications and broadband provider headquartered in Perham, MN, where she is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of public relations initiatives and supporting and advising on internal communication. Arvig is in its 69th year of business, has nearly 900 employees and a service area of more than 9,000 square miles. Prior to joining Arvig, she worked for 11 years in philanthropy at organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead community. She received her Master's degree in Mass Communication from NDSU in 2017 emphasizing in organizational communication and strategic communication. She also completed her Bachelor's degree in management communication at NDSU in 2011. Caitlin has volunteered for many community causes including the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber, where she has served as the Chair of the Young Professionals Network Leadership Committee, a founding committee member of Experience FMWF, and on the Leadership FMWF Planning Committee. In addition to serving on the NDSU Communication Advisory Board, she also volunteers on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley's Sweetheart Ball Committee.
Dain Robert Sullivan
Dain Robert Sullivan serves as content marketing strategist at Border States, an industrial supply chain distributor headquartered in Fargo, ND. Sullivan’s work experience spans newspaper editing, corporate communications, corporate public relations, marketing and photography. He studied journalism and business administration at North Dakota State University. See Sullivan’s full work history on LinkedIn and check out his professional portfolio.
Teri Winkelman works for Bushel as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Human Resources where she creates strategy around building future pipelines of talent for the organization. After graduating from NDSU with a mass communication degree, Teri spent time traveling various parts of the world before settling back down in Fargo. She has worked in several roles in human resources such as recruitment, training and workforce development. She sits on various committees and boards in the Fargo-Moorhead area regarding workforce initiatives, employee engagement and company culture. She is a graduate of the United Way 35 Under 35 program and loves to get connected to young professionals in the community.