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Executive Board Member
President and CEO, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation
Prior to joining the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation, Klaus Thiessen was the President and CEO of the Winnipeg Economic Development Corporation for 10 years. With over 20 years of economic development experience, Thiessen has also held positions with Touche Ross Management Consultants, Xerox, and Canon. He holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Manitoba and B.A. from the University of Winnipeg. Thiessen's professional affiliations include: Director of International Economic Development Council in Washington D.C. and past president of the Economic Developers Association of Canada.