FARGO, N.D. — Tammy Miller, CEO and Board Chair of Border States Electric (BSE), has been named Chief Operating Officer for the State of North Dakota in Governor Doug Burgum’s administration. Miller will assume her duties April 1, 2020.
“We are thrilled, grateful and incredibly fortunate to be bringing on board another high-caliber leader with vast experience and success in running a large organization, and with strengths in executing strategy, engagement, communications, enhancing culture and being accessible,” Governor Burgum said. “With Tammy’s capable leadership, we will continue to build upon our substantial progress in reinventing government for the benefit of North Dakota taxpayers.”
In 2018 Miller announced her plan to retire from BSE on March 31, 2020. As planned, Miller will be BSE’s CEO until that date. Miller will continue to serve as BSE’s Board Chair after March 31, 2020 and David White, BSE’s President, will become the CEO.
Miller will spend time in the Governor’s office beginning in October to gain an understanding of the role and her new team.
“The opportunity to enter public service as the Chief Operating Officer for the State of North Dakota is an extremely exciting opportunity,” Miller said. “I appreciate Governor Burgum’s confidence in my skills and abilities to deliver results for our state, and I look forward to working with the cabinet agencies and all branches of state government to serve the people of North Dakota.”
BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent employee-owned company is rated the seventh largest electrical distributor in the U.S. by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. BSE has more than 2,600 employees and 100 branches in 22 states. Corporate headquarters are in Fargo, N.D.