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. Stephenson Beck. Dr. Beck can be reached at email@example.com.
Cody Harmon is the owner and founder of Scratch Media - a production company based in West Fargo, ND. He spends his days creating inspiring and exhilarating videos and photography. His career was born locally, but raised around the world as his projects take place in North Dakota and across the nation. Since graduating from NDSU with a mass communications degree, he has accumulated nearly 20 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.
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 a program management consultant at Razor Consulting Solutions. Currently, she is contracted with a global technology company on a team leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. Often serving as a bridge between business and technical teams located across the world, her day can vary from product ownership, capabilities management, project management, meeting facilitation, requirements gathering, communication deployment, risk mitigation, and creative problem solving. Her work experience also includes positions in corporate communications and philanthropy. Caitlin received her master of arts in mass communication from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 2017 emphasizing in organizational communication and strategic communication. She also completed her bachelor of arts degree in management communication at NDSU in 2011. In addition to service on the Communication Advisory Board, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley. You can find her full work history on LinkedIn.
Dain Robert Sullivan
Dain Robert Sullivan serves as Senior Content Strategist at Gate City Bank’s headquarters in downtown Fargo, ND. Sullivan’s work experience spans journalism, corporate communications, public relations, marketing and photography. He majored in journalism and minored in business administration at North Dakota State University. See Sullivan’s full career history on LinkedIn.
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.