Annual Meeting Infomation page


2020 Annual Meeting Election Results at the bottom of this page. All other 2020 Annual Meeting information below.

Join us for the 2020 annual meeting!

By action of the Board of Directors, the 2020 annual membership meeting of SRT Communications, Inc. will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the North Dakota State Fair Center – 2005 Burdick Expy. East – Minot, ND.

For the safety of our members, this will be a drive through event and we will not be serving a community meal. Please enter the fairgrounds from the Burdick Expressway entrance, where you will be guided to your voting station. 

Regular business includes the election of four directors, one from each of our four districts, for a three-year term. The candidates are listed below.

*Notice – Registration and Voting officially close at 7:00 pm*

District 1
Stanley Vangsness, Berthold (Incumbent)

District 3
John Marshall, Towner (Incumbent)

District 2
Jennifer Barta, Velva
Kristi Miller, Maxbass (Incumbent)

District 4
Deanna Klein, Minot (Incumbent)
Dawn Palumbo, Minot
Ben Parker, Minot
Steve Pinnow, Minot

 Candidate information listed below.

Report to our Members

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General Manager & Board President's Report
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Financial Report presented by Perry Erdmann, Chief Financial Officer
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Affidavit of Mailing presented by Deanna Klein, SRT Board Member
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Reading of the 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes presented by Deanna Klein, SRT Board Member

Election of directors

Candidates on the ballot include:

District 1


Stanley Vangsness

Berthold (Incumbent)

  • SRT Director since 2006
  • Serves as a state director on the Broadband Association of North Dakota (BAND) Board of Directors
  • Grain farmer in the Berthold/Carpio area
  • Resides near Berthold with his wife, Marianne; they have two daughters

District 2


Jennifer Barta


  • Gaming Manager at Velva Volunteer Fire Department
  • Mayor of Velva since June 2018
  • Velva City Commissioner since October 2016
  • Resides in Velva with her two sons

District 2


Kristi Miller

Maxbass (Incumbent)

  • SRT Director since 2015
  • Employed part-time at Peoples State Bank in Westhope and works on the family farm
  • Member of SRT Annual Meeting and Scholarship Committees
  • Resides in the rural Maxbass/Newburg area with her husband, Warren

District 3


John Marshall

Towner (Incumbent)

  • SRT Director since 1996
  • Cattle rancher near Towner
  • Member of the SRT Policy & Compensation and Building Committees
  • Resides in rural Towner with his wife, Marie; they have three children

District 4

Deanna Klein

Deanna Klein

Minot (Incumbent)

  • SRT Director since 2013
  • Professor of Business Information Technology at Minot State University
  • Member of the Board Policy & Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Project Management Institute, Informing Science Institute, and the International Association for Computer Information Systems
  • Resides in Minot with her husband, Jim; they have three daughters

District 4


Dawn Palumbo


  • Vice President of Insurance at Zarr Financial Services
  • Serves as a board member on the Bishop Ryan Catholic School Board and Independence, Inc.
  • Honorary Commander, Military Affairs Committee since 2018
  • Magic City Lions Club Member and Vice President since 2017
  • Resides in Minot with her two daughters, Lily and Kate

District 4


Ben Parker


  • Advanced Behavioral Health Specialist and Group Facilitator at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota 
  • Served as social media manager/hospitality for non-profit, RTL Entertaintment
  • Resides in Minot

District 4


Steve Pinnow


  • Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial
  • Past school board president of Our Redeemers Christian School
  • Member of Magic City Networking
  • Serves on the ND State Tournament Team Host committee
  • Resides in Minot with his wife, Kim Urban

Election results

Congratulations to the following people who were elected to serve on the SRT Board of Directors at the 2020 Annual Meeting:

District 1: Stanley Vangsness (Berthold)

District 2: Kristi Miller (Maxbass)

District 3: John Marshall (Towner)

District 4: Deanna Klein (Minot)

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