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Vern Dosch

Retired President & CEO, National Information Solutions Cooperative

A longtime leader in technology, rural utility cooperatives and telecommunications, Vern Dosch coupled the spirit of cooperation, a commitment to rural America, and cutting-edge technology to help utilities and telecoms provide quality, affordable service to consumer-members. 

Congratulatory Listings

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JSI is very proud of our longstanding and continuing relationship with Vern Dosch. Vern, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition of your great career and your commitment to the cooperative principles.


NRECA recognizes the leadership of our long-time colleague Vern Dosch and his unyielding commitment to advancing data and technology solutions under the cooperative model.


On behalf of every NISC employee, past and present, congratulations, Vern. For your enduring legacy, cooperative spirit, servant leadership and quiet strength, we celebrate you. We continue to live by your mantra, "Do the right thing, always."


NTCA's Board of Directors, Members, and Staff congratulate you on receiving this award. Thank you for being a humble and passionate leader, and a reliable presence on Capitol Hill in support of our advocacy efforts and the rural telecommunications industry.


Vern is a proven servant leader and mentor to many. Vern represents the cooperative principles, and embodies cooperative and ethical values. An advocate and supporter of North Dakota's electric cooperatives and our association, Vern's impact will live on for generations.

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Starion Bank congratulates Vern Dosch on his much-deserved induction into the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame. Vern embodies the servant leadership qualities of empathy, integrity, and vision. Thank you for all your years of service to NISC, Starion, and local communities.


Congratulations to the Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees, especially University of Mary alumnus Vern Dosch. Your humility, service, and leadership are an inspiration to many. Thank you for your service to your communities!

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Friends of Vern Dosch

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Adam Schwartz

Ann Hoyt

Dan Wilbanks

David and Amy Bonnett

Doug and Amy Remboldt

Elon "Ed" Wolff

Eric Washburn

Greg Jahner

Greg Starheim

Jeff and Melissa Nelson

Jeffrey Connor

Jon and Amber Kilber

Karen Zimbelman and Chris Copple

Kari Reichert

Keith Horntvedt

Leslie Mead

Martin Lowery

Mary and Brady Miller

Mary Griffin

Mike Eggl

Rich Larochelle

Ryan Larson

Susan and Keith Imm

Todd and Jill Henecke

Tracy and Jane Porter

Wally and Cynthia Goulet

Walden Swanson and Kate Sumberg

William J. Nelson

Servant Leader

A believer in the adage "Do the right thing, always," Vern built a culture at NISC that puts members and employees at the forefront.

Dosch: A Champion for Rural America

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Honoring and Planning Committee

Brad Captain

Michelle Coleman

Todd Henecke

Mary Miller

Kari Reichert

Greg Starheim

Nominated by:

Shirley Bloomfield


NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association

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