Disclosure Committee

The Disclosure Committee’s primary functions are to assist the Board in overseeing the integrity of our public filings and compliance with our public disclosure and reporting requirements.

  • Lance Wolf 2017
    Lance R. Wolf
    Chairman of the Disclosure Committee and Board Member

    Lance R. Wolf Bio

    Mr. Wolf has served as one of our trustees since May 2010. He currently serves as Chair of our Disclosure Committee and as a member of our Audit Committee. Currently, Mr. Wolf serves as the Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking of Gate City Bank since 2000, and chairs its Compliance Committee. Prior to that, he served in various positions with Gate City Bank or its affiliates: Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at Gate City Federal Savings Bank from 1993 to 2000; Vice President of Gate City Federal Savings Bank from 1986 to 1993; Branch Coordinator from 1983 to 1993; and Branch Manager of Gate City Federal Savings Bank from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Wolf also serves on the Open Compliance Committee for the American Bankers Association. Mr. Wolf received a B.S. degree in physical education, biology and chemistry from the North Dakota State University.

    Mr. Wolf was nominated for election to the Board of Trustees because of his specific experience and expertise in regulatory compliance and the retail banking industry; past and continuing contributions to us as Trustee and an investor; and his general expertise and perspective on business and real estate that benefit us. Wolf’s distinguished service on the Open Compliance Committee for the American Bankers Association also provides many benefits to us and our Board of Trustees.

  • James Hansen 2017
    James R. Hansen
    Board Member

    James R. Hansen Bio

    Mr. Hansen has served as one of our trustees since May 2010. Mr. Hansen currently serves on our Executive Committee and our Nomination and Governance Committee. After serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Hansen began his career in the automotive industry, where he was a partner of Hansen Automotive Group in Grand Forks until the business was sold in 2006. He is the owner and manager of Hansen Investments, Inc., which included an ABRA Body and Glass franchise since 2002 and an Avis Auto rental franchise since 1989. He was the owner and manager of Hansen Cycle and Marine, Inc., which sold and serviced Honda motorcycles and marine products, from 1989 to 2008; the owner and manager of Hansen Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc., which sold and serviced new and used Ford Motor Company products, from 1954 to 2006; and partner in Auto Finance Super Center, Inc., which sold and financed used vehicles in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck, ND, from 1986 to the present. He is also a partner in Northstar Telecom, Inc., which sells Verizon cellular telephones in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND and Thief River Falls, MN, from 2002 to the present. Mr. Hansen received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.

    Mr. Hansen was nominated for election to the Board of Trustees because of his specific experience and expertise in operating and managing numerous businesses in various industries; past and continuing contributions to us as a Trustee and investor; and his general expertise and perspective on business and real estate that benefit us. 

  • Michelle Korsmo 2017
    Michelle L. Korsmo
    Board Member

    Michelle L. Korsmo Bio

    Michelle Korsmo has over 23 years of experience in executive management and consulting roles and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Land Title Association, the national trade association for real estate settlement services and the land title industry.  Under her leadership, ALTA membership and revenue have seen greater than fifty percent growth.  The association has launched an industry standard for compliance management, successfully implemented changes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and created a comprehensive marketing program to improve consumer understanding of the benefits of title insurance. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Korsmo served as Executive Vice President for Americans for Prosperity Foundation which doubled in size during her tenure. Prior to her time with Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Ms. Korsmo served as deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Labor where she managed Departmental agency heads, served as a member of the budget committee, exercised approval authority on Departmental action and developed an outreach program to the non-profit community.  From 1998 to 2001, Ms. Korsmo successfully built her own public advocacy and political consulting firm representing a consortium of organizations before the North Dakota Legislature. Ms. Korsmo also serves on the boards of MISMO, a standard setting organization for the mortgage industry, and the Bryce Harlow Foundation, a non-profit that promotes the important role of ethical lobbying in public policy creation.

    Ms. Korsmo was nominated for election to the Board of Trustees because of her specific experience and expertise in executive leadership and title insurance, past and continuing contributions to us as an investor and her general expertise and perspective on business, planning and real estate that benefit us.