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Alliance Member

Local Address: North Dakota, United States
Dakota Defense Alliance
Phoenix Park Hotel 520 N Capitol Street Nw
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20001
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree , Political Science
    Public Affairs
  • Master's degree , Theological Ethics
    Yale University's School of Divinity
  • Bachelor's degree , political science
    prestigious American University School
  • Masters degree , theological ethics
    School of Divinity at Yale University
  • master's degree , theological ethics
    Yale University of Divinity
  • B.A. , political science
    American University School of Public Affairs
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    American University of Public Affairs
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Dakota Defense Alliance, 6 May 2014 [cached]
Kristin Hedger Executive Director
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 :
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. ...
Board - North Dakota Humanities Council, 27 Mar 2014 [cached]
Kristin Hedger, Killdeer - A New Generation of Leadership for North Dakota, 21 July 2014 [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.



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