AP: Dickinson businesswoman Kristin Hedger appointed to board that promotes diplomacy, markets

APDICKINSON, N.D. — A Dickinson businesswoman has been appointed to the advisory board of a global leadership group.

Kristin Hedger says the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition promotes diplomacy and market development to fight terrorism and promote stability in smaller countries.

It is based in Washington. Its members include several former U.S. secretaries of state and defense.

Hedger was recently appointed to a business advisory council that is part of the leadership coalition. Its chairman is the chief executive of Land O’ Lakes in Minnesota.

Hedger is vice president of Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing. It makes equipment for the aerospace industry. The company has operations in Dickinson, Hettinger, Killdeer and Regent.

Hedger tells the Dickinson Press that North Dakota’s expertise in agriculture and energy can be useful on a global scale.