Committees are vital to the success of our CFMA chapter. Members can volunteer in a variety of ways within CFMA. This is a great way for you to get to know other members of the association. Time commitments vary by committee, but most meet once a month or quarter for about an hour. They are fun and informative meetings. 


Membership Committee 

Braeden Nelson - Dawson Insurance, Inc. (Chair) I Nicole Michael - Custom Aire I Nick Peterson, Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.


Membership Committee is responsible for the Chapter’s membership recruitment and retention efforts. Main responsibilities of the Membership Committee include:

  • Identifying and Recruiting Prospective Members
  • Promoting CFMA at events and Answering Inquiries Regarding Membership
  • Integrate New Members Into The Organization
  • Hold Membership Drives
  • Member Retention


Programs Committee  

 John Reimer, CPA - Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co, PLLP (Chair) I Daniel Nelson - Zurich Surety


The Programs Committee is responsible for the development, planning, and execution of all Chapter educational meetings. Main responsibilities include:

  • Annual planning meeting
  • Designing event calendar and developing monthly luncheon programs
  • Executing monthly luncheons consists of:
    • Working with Chapter Administrator to publicize all chapter Events via email and by posting events and their details to the Chapter website calendar.
    • Coordinating announcements and speaker introductions.
    • Working with Membership Committee to obtain the exact headcount for each event.
    • Selecting venue and menu, making reservations, coordinating with the venue the banquet hall requirements and networking area, ensuring the venue is equipped with projector, microphone, and laptop for presentation.
    • Confirming speakers prior to the event.
    • Coordinating event agenda and introductions with Chapter President.
    • Giving consideration to event sponsorships, if appropriate.

Special Events Committee 

Kristy Ertlet, CPA, CCIFP - Nova Fire Protection Inc. (Chair) I Mark Julik, CIC, CRIS - Dawson Insurance I Wade Sandy, CPA, CCIFP - Eide Bailly LLP I Stephanie Magenau, CCIFP - Construction Engineers, Inc.



The CCIFP Chapter Champion is responsible for increasing the number of CCIFPs in our chapter by talking about certification at chapter meetings. Supporting members who on in the process of being certified. Sharing information about being a CCIFP and supporting any study groups that we host.



For more information, please contact Kristy Ertelt at or 701-541-0198


I’m here to learn, to grow, and to support others.  I’m here to network, to make friends, and to have fun. I’m here because I believe in our organization and its members, and I receive much more than I give. 
– Stephanie Magenau, CCIFP
Construction Engineers, Inc.