Daniel Stenberg

Daniel Stenberg

McKenzie Co. Economic Development Coordinator
Keith R. Olson

Keith R. Olson

Regional Director, WSC Small Business Development Center
Patrick Bertagnolli

Patrick Bertagnolli

Rough Rider Center and Community Enhancement Director
  • Daniel Stenberg joined McKenzie County Economic Development in 2016. Born and raised in McKenzie County, he has worked for the Federal Reserve Board, Midwestern Governors Association and Job Service North Dakota before returning to his home county. He holds bachelors degrees in Business Administration and History/Political Science from the University of Jamestown, and is currently taking Public Administration graduate classes from the University of North Dakota. He serves on the boards of the North Dakota State Historical Society, Western Region Economic Development, Long X Arts Foundation, Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County and the North Dakota Rural Development Council. He can be reached at 701-444-7419 or dstenberg@co.mckenzie.nd.us
  • Keith R Olson, EDFP, CEPA, BCA, SMPS, CBA, ABI, MCMEA, CEB, APBA, PMC, is the regional director for the Small Business Development Center at Williston State College and has been in that capacity since 2003. The primary responsibility is to help start, grow and expand business in this region. He is responsible for helping business grow through assistance with business finance, writing business plans, transition plans, exit plans and transitions owners from one group to another. In his tenure he has help put together over $900 million in small business loans. He has additional expertise in housing, low income tax credit projects, community development, USDA development projects and other niche financing. He also serves on several boards including chairman of the loan committee for the Opportunity Fund, Lewis and Clark CDC, and other committees which provides exposure to best practices in all phases of business.  Keith graduated in 1987 Magna Cum Laude with a BSED from the University of North Dakota. He can be reached at 701-570-4260 or keith.r.olson@willistonstate.edu
  • Patrick Bertagnolli SHRM-SCP, is the Rough Rider Center & Community Enhancement Director for the City of Watford City. Pat is an experienced Human Resources professional, story teller and inspirational speaker referencing communications, employee relations, mediation, adapting and understanding the needs of people and organizations at all levels in pursuit of growth and development. He serves on the North Dakota Workforce Development Council and the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce board. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Carroll College and can be reached at 701-842-3665 ext. 1136 or pbertagnolli@nd.gov