Fred Fridley, Vice President of Operations for the Bismarck region of Sanford Health, has joined the Starion Bank Board of Directors.

Fridley grew up in Watford City, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in education and immediately enrolled in the master’s program. His master’s degree in hand, Fridley spent 14 years teaching physical education and health at NDSU, Concordia College and the University of Mary. 

When Medcenter One joined Sanford Health, Fridley shifted career paths and entered public affairs at the newly integrated organization. Over the years, he added to his responsibilities by doing clinical outreach to critical access hospitals — ensuring the provision of clinical services at small hospitals created as part of a federal program to serve remote rural areas; managing all the orthopedics and sports medicine contracts for the region; serving as executive director of the Sanford Health Foundation; and finally, Vice President of Operations for the Bismarck region.  

“I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors at Starion Bank,” says Fridley. “Through my various professional roles, I look forward in carrying out Starion’s mission and strategic plan by contributing in many ways in accomplishing the bank and customer’s goals.”

“Fred brings to Starion his deep community connections, knowledge of larger organizations, and a background in marketing,” says Craig Larson, Chairman of the Starion Bank Board of Directors. “We look forward to Fred’s contributions to our already high-functioning board of directors.”

Fridley is married with two daughters. He loves to golf and get out on the family’s boat with them when he can.