Tammy joined Border States as the Accounting Manager in 1991. Her positions at the corporate office included Corporate Controller, Vice President Finance, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President. She assumed general management responsibilities for the Southwest Region in 2003 and President in 2005. Tammy was named CEO in 2006 and has led the company on to unprecedented and continued growth. She has been an officer and member of the Board of Directors since 1996, on the Executive Council since 1997 and was named Board Chair in 2006.



In 2007 – 2008, Tammy was the first woman in the 100-year history of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) to serve as the Board Chair.

  • NAED’s Women in Industry Trailblazer Award in 2013
  • NAED’s Distributor Distinguished Service Award in 2010
  • YWCA Woman of the Year in Business Award in 2009
  • Two distinguished alumni awards from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM)



Tammy serves on the Board of Directors for Affiliated Distributors, the Elite Distributors Insurance Captive (EDIC), the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation and Starion Financial. She also serves as co-chair of the Valley Prosperity Partnership. In 2010, Tammy chaired United Way of Cass-Clay’s annual campaign and raised a record $5 million to fund agency programs and community initiatives.


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