Rudie Martinson has an extensive background in government affairs and public policy. Prior to joining LGN, Mr. Martinson spent 9 years as Executive Director of the ND Hospitality Association, the state’s trade association for the restaurant, lodging, and retail beverage industries. During his time there, Mr. Martinson developed a reputation as an eloquent and effective coalition builder and advocate.
Prior to his work with the ND Hospitality Association, Mr. Martinson worked with the ND Policy Council, Americans for Prosperity – North Dakota, and the ND Republican Party. In 2013, he was named to the Bismarck Tribune’s “Top 40 Under 40.”
Mr. Martinson holds a B.S. in English from North Dakota State University. He resides in Fargo with his wife, Juli.