Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Ethanol Producers Association (NDEPA) Board of Directors recently named Laura Lacher as its executive director. Lacher is an account executive with Clearwater Communications, a Bismarck association management firm that has provided management services for NDEPA since 2012.
Lacher has nine years of professional experience offering quality service and support to both customers and staff. Previously, she was a marketing analyst at a local credit union where she assessed key performance indicators to make actionable campaign improvements and conducted trend evaluation and forecasting. Through this position, she also became familiar with budgeting, strategic and event planning.
Prior to her experience in the banking sector, Lacher was a customer services associate at organizations including Bismarck Parks and Recreation District and Newman Signs in Jamestown, N.D. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from Valley City State University.
NDEPA is the leading ethanol advocacy organization in the state. The purpose of NDEPA is to strengthen and advance the state’s ethanol industry through policy, promotion and market development.