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Vice President

Phone: (701) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing Inc
300 Rodeo Drive
Killdeer , North Dakota 58640
United States

Company Description: KMM is a company committed to excelling all realms of our operations as well as commitment to community, country, and family. A cornerstone principle for our...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Tivy High School
  • bachelor of arts , political science
    American University's School of Public Affairs
  • Masters in Arts and Religion , ethics
    Yale University
129 Total References
Web References - A New Generation of Leadership for North Dakota, 19 May 2015 [cached]
DICKINSON, 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.
Kristin Hedger of Dickinson, a vice president at Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing Inc., has been appointed to a business advisory council for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a network of national security and foreign policy experts and business, religious and community leaders. Its members include former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. Separately, the National Association of Professional Women named Hedger its North Dakota Woman of the Year for 2012-13.
Dickinson businesswoman Kristin Hedger has been appointed to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition North Dakota Advisory Committee. Hedger, 32, is a vice president at Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, which supplies equipment for military and civilian aircraft. “Folks who are involved are involved in a number of ways,” coalition Communications Director Richard Parker said from Washington, D.C. on Monday, adding they are business and policy leaders.
  By Kostas Voutsas Who is Kristin Hedger?
City Magazine Feature: Building Communities | [cached]
Who is Kristin Hedger? A vice president at Killdeer Mountain
Manufacturing, a member of North Dakota Humanities Council, a director of the Dakota Defense Alliance, an ethics coordinator for the National RFID Education Foundation, a Yale University graduate and a successful entrepreneur of two consulting companies.
Hedger was born in Bismarck and grew up in Killdeer, N.D. She currently serves as the third generation of leadership with Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer of electronic circuit board assemblies, cables, harnesses and ground support equipment, which represent the nervous system and the brains of modern aircraft. KMM has four facilities in southwest North Dakota and employs approximately 350 people.
Hedger is being described as an enthusiastic and inspirational young leader with a healthy philosophy of life.
Kristin is dedicated to continuing the family legacy of providing jobs to small communities."
Hedger shares her secrets for effective leadership. "Humility and empathy are key to being an effective leader," she said. "Being able to put yourself in the shoes of another can empower your communication skills and goals for your team. Find your own sense of strength for direction. For me, it is my Christian faith and I like to study scripture."
She also suggests surrounding yourself with honest people who are willing to disagree with you. When it comes to decision making, Hedger advises young leaders to "Have trust in your own judgment and the input from your team, because you all have a common goal.
© 2010, Kristin Hedger, All Rights Reserved. ...
Dakota Defense Alliance, 6 May 2014 [cached]
Kristin Hedger Executive Director
About Kristin | [cached]
Kristin Hedger's North Dakota roots run deep. Kristin's great grandfather was one of the most prominent dentists in western North Dakota. Her great uncle was one of the founding sheriffs. Her grandfather is one of the foremost business leaders in our state.
Kristin continues this commitment to building a better North Dakota. She has returned to North Dakota to serve as the third generation of leadership with Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing (KMM). KMM is a manufacturing company founded to provide jobs in small communities in North Dakota. With a world-class customer base of commercial aerospace and defense systems, KMM has excelled in providing quality opportunities for farm and ranch families to supplement their incomes, and opportunities for young people to work in the most competitive manufacturing global supply chain.
Kristin is grateful to have had the opportunity to work for Senator Byron Dorgan and work in service to North Dakotans in both his Washington D.C. and Bismarck offices.
Kristin also worked for Senator Dorgan on the Democratic Policy Committee.
Kristin was born in Bismarck and grew up in Killdeer, North Dakota. She completed her high school education at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas. She returned each summer and holidays to Killdeer to live with her grandparents throughout her high school years. Having lived with her grandparents throughout the period that her grandfather was founding KMM, she received a deep appreciation for the business, and an appreciation for what small business can do for communities and families in North Dakota.
Kristin also saw, first-hand, how public policy decisions can either help or hinder the progress of small business. This fostered a passion for engaging our democratic process and policymakers for the benefit of small business and the common good. Kristin serves on the board of the National RFID Education Foundation.
Her passion for building better communities through economic development led Kristin to work with other North Dakota businesses to found the Dakota Defense Alliance (DDA). The alliance has grown to have more than 35 member companies and has been successful in networking companies and securing complementary contracts that allow more dollars to remain in our state. DDA's vision is to reach beyond North Dakota's borders to network in the global market and contribute to our defense manufacturing and high technology needs.
Kristin received a bachelor of arts in political science from the American University's School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., while playing tennis as a scholarship athlete. Kristin also holds a Masters in Arts and Religion with a concentration in ethics from Yale University, where she served in the Graduate and Professional School Senate and on the Yale Legislative Advocacy Group.
© 2010, Kristin Hedger, All Rights Reserved. ...
Defense Alliance of Minnesota - Making Connections, Growing Jobs, 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
Kristin Hedger - Dakotas Partner Executive Director, Dakota Defense Alliance - Tel: (701) 426-9584 - Email :
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