ND:(Dalla Rosin) - The Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center (JREC)
hired Katherine Roth as its Executive Director. Ms. Roth began her
new role on August 15, 2017.
Roth has served as a consultant for the University of Jamestown. In
this role, she helped secure crucial funding and partnerships for the
development of the JREC. As Executive Director, Ms. Roth will provide
leadership for resource development and rural innovation, as well as
seek grants to sustain the annual budget. “We had an exceptionally
strong pool of applicants for the Executive Director position.
Katherine has a strong background in federal agency work, grant
funding, and will bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the
Center.” States Tena Lawrence, VP of Marketing and Communications
and search committee chair.
to her role at the University of Jamestown, Ms. Roth served in roles
within the federal government, including the U.S. Department of
Commerce, where she provided technical assistance to business owners
and ensured resources were marshalled to these organizations,
fostering their continued growth and sustainability. She received
her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration,
communication, German, and Spanish from the University of Jamestown.
Later she completed an MBA at the University of Wisconsin –
Roth expresses her excitement at the founding of the Jamestown
Regional Entrepreneur Center, “The formation of the Jamestown
Regional Entrepreneur Center is a direct result of the vision of Dr.
Robert Badal and Tena Lawrence at the University of Jamestown. I am
very thankful that I was able to contribute to the strategic planning
process they have established. The key participation of steering
committee members has provided leadership and guidance to the
development of the scope and direction of the Jamestown Regional
Entrepreneur Center. The Center’s mission is to develop and launch
successful businesses in the south central counties in North Dakota.”
Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center will serve as a resource to
help individuals analyze and develop business ideas with partnering
agencies and specialists. The JREC is set to open in September.
Although the JREC is an independent entity, it will be initially
housed on the University of Jamestown campus in the Unruh-Sheldon
Center. The location will also allow UJ students to become involved
in the center.
interested in participating in the JREC should visit
www.JREcenter.com or contact Ms. Katherine Roth at
Katherine.Roth@uj.edu for more information.