• January 3, 2008

Tschider and Kolpack promoted to vice president at BCBSND

Mark Tschider has been promoted to vice president of Development and Business Strategies at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo, and Denise Kolpack was promoted to vice president of Communications, effective January 2.

Tschider joined BCSBND in 1989 as an intern in Marketing. In 1994, he was promoted to senior analyst/supervisor in Planning, and in 1997 he became manager of that department. In 2003, he was promoted to AVP of Development and Business Strategies.

A native of Bismarck, Tschider earned an associate degree at Bismarck State College and his bachelor of science and master of business administration degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

He and his wife, Stacey, have three sons, Alexander, Nicholas and Evan, and live in Fargo.

Kolpack joined BCBSND as AVP of Communications in November 2006. Before that she was regional community relations director at United Blood Services, Fargo. Previously, she had been campaign manager for the Heidi Heitkamp for Governor campaign in North Dakota in 2000, and she worked for the North Dakota Newspaper Association, the North Dakota Water Coalition and Kranzler-Kingsley advertising agency in Bismarck.

Born in San Bernardino, Calif., Kolpack grew up in East Grand Forks, Minn., and graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and a minor in political science.

She and her husband, Dave, live in Fargo. She has a son, Andrew, 16.