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Alumnae named 'Top Women in Business'

Two NDSU alumnae have been recognized among the “Top 25 Women in Business” by Prairie Business magazine. The honorees were acknowledged as leaders in their communities and careers.

• Lisa (Wald) Ansley, BS ’93, civil engineering, is the operations director for the AE2S engineering firm in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is a member of the Gateway to Science Capital Campaign Committee and previously served on the American Water Works Association board of directors and as president of the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of North Dakota.

Joanna (Johnson) Slominski, BS ’04, construction engineering, is a construction executive for Mortenson, a construction company. She oversees $500 million in projects the company is working on in North Dakota, including the new Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. She is a member of the United Way of Cass-Clay board of trustees, the Chamber of Fargo Moorhead West Fargo board of directors, Red River Zoo board and the Xcel Energy of North Dakota advisory board.

“We’re now in our fourth year of this contest and our nominees continue to impress and inspire us,” said Prairie Business editor Lisa Gibson. “They’re dedicated professionals, involved community members and selfless volunteers. We salute them.”

The recognition was created to draw attention to successful businesswomen in North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota. It is an annual feature of the magazine, and inclusion is considered a prestigious honor in the region’s business community.

Prairie Business magazine covers a variety of business topics, including higher education, finance, architecture and engineering, agribusiness, energy, health care, economic development, tourism, technology and construction.

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