Emily Cash is the Director of the Great Plains Energy Corridor at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence. Cash joined the Energy Corridor in 2011 and is responsible for the Corridor’s communications, project management, outreach and administration. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Cash has worked with the energy industry for more than ten years, most recently at Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Cash grew up in Jamestown, ND, and is a graduate of the University of Mary and the Bismarck-Mandan Leadership Program. In her role at Bismarck State College, Cash also serves as Project Director for the TREND Consortium which provides training for energy careers through two federal Department of Labor grants totaling more than $24 million.
Mary Morrell is the Grants Coordinator at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence and has been at Bismarck State College since 2005. She assists the Director with event planning and administrative details. Morrell grew up in southwest North Dakota and is a 2013 graduate of Dickinson State University and the Bismarck State College Excellence Through Leadership Program in 2012. Morrell coordinates grant activities with the TREND Consortium at Bismarck State College which provides training and education for energy careers in North Dakota.