TRPLF Board Selects Consulting Firms

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation Board of Directors selected three consulting firms to help further the Presidential Library project at its meeting in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday, Nov. 11.

Pictured left to right are Vaune Johnson, board member; Marjorie Currey, board member; Clay Jenkinson, TRPLF Roosevelt scholar; Wendy Ross, Theodore Roosevelt National Park Superintendent; Bruce Pitts, board chair; Bridget Bush and Leif Selkregg, Mortensen-Ascent program management team members; Ellen Chaffee, board governance committee member; and Tom Mitzel, Dickinson State University president.

Pictured left to right are Vaune Johnson, board member; Marjorie Currey, board member; Clay Jenkinson, TRPLF Roosevelt scholar; Wendy Ross, Theodore Roosevelt National Park Superintendent; Bruce Pitts, board chair; Bridget Bush and Leif Selkregg, Mortensen-Ascent program management team members; Ellen Chaffee, board governance committee member; and Tom Mitzel, Dickinson State University president.

The TRPLF Board chose JLG Architects of Dickinson as its Architect of Record; Fahlgren-Mortine of Cleveland, Ohio, as its public relations/branding consultant; and Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt LLC of Chicago, Ill., as its capital campaign consulting firm.

“It is of critical importance to have the right resources in place on a project of this scale and magnitude, and we are absolutely committed to doing this right,” said TRPLF Board Chair Bruce Pitts. “These firms bring solid experience and expertise in key areas that will assure the success of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.”

The TRPLF issued requests for proposals for these consulting services in October, and interviews of individual firms took place in Bismarck and Fargo in early November. Contract negotiations with the selected firms are currently underway.

The TRPLF is an independent not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2014 with the purpose of building the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Dickinson, N.D.