At Yellowstone Strategies we are a small partnership of professionals with a balanced range of skills and experience.
Wally retired in 2015, after serving thirteen years as General Counsel and Chief Risk Manager for a 1300+ employee software organization that creates and installs enterprise software for over 750 Electric and Telecommunication companies in 50 States and Canada. In 2015, Wally co-authored the book entitled ‘Wired Differently,’ describing the cooperative business model, servant leadership and creating a shared value business culture.
Wally currently is a board member for the Center for Action and Contemplation. He has been appointed by four different North Dakota Governors to serve on state commissions including service as the Chairperson of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation and as Co-Chairperson of the Olmstead Commission. As a servant leader, he brings his legal background, negotiation, public relations and counseling skills helping make good organizations great and reach their full potential.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NDSU in 1978. He retired from KLJ in December 2016 and has since started several small businesses.
Vern Dosch has over 40 years of experience in leading information technology, and utility and telecommunications cooperative solutions. Vern was most recently the CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), and information technology cooperative headquartered in Mandan, North Dakota.
Vern is a true believer in the values outlined in “Wired Differently”, a book which he co-authored in order to highlight the benefit of servant leadership and to tell the story of how cooperative values can lead to better solutions. The essence of the book came down to this: Do the right thing always. Serve others. Live your ethics out loud.
Vern is a graduate of Bismarck State College and the University of Mary, both in Bismarck, ND.
Mike Eggl has nearly 30 years of public policy, administrative and leadership experience.
During his service as Senior Vice President at Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Mike was responsible for the successful completion of $100 million plus agreements as well as the development of the enterprise-wide planning process. In addition, he was in charge of a $50 million per year IT budget, human resources, communications, government relations and corporate services.
Mike started his career working in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Senate with a primary focus on energy, natural resources and economic development.
Mike is also one of the founders of Brave the Shave, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to children with cancer and their families as well as for cutting edge children’s cancer research.