On September 21, North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley joined members of the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network for coffee and open discussion at the Peacock Alley.
Wrigley, who is originally from Fargo talked about starting out his career serving as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia. He mentioned that he always wanted to come back home to North Dakota and that opportunity presented itself when he came back to serve as the deputy chief of staff for Governor John Hoeven. Wrigley visited with the group about his experiences serving as North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney where he prosecuted the Dru Sjodin case. In 2010, Wrigley returned to Bismarck when he was sworn in as the state’s lieutenant governor.
He commended the members of the network for their involvement in the community and expressed the importance of networking. Wrigley mentioned that early in his career he learned that it is important to value the people around you, no matter which position you hold. He also told the group how important it is to go the extra mile in the work place and to never underestimate the value of hard work.
Wrigley will be completing his term as Lieutenant Governor in December. He has enjoyed the experience serving our state very much and said he is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.
The Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network would like to thank the Lieutenant Governor for joining us for this event.