Craig Silvernagel
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Craig Silvernagel is the entrepreneurship director in the University of North Dakota's College of Business and Public Administration. Craig came to UND from the University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC), where he helped develop a new program emphasis in entrepreneurship while serving as a marketing faculty member. For the eight years prior to his time at UMC, Craig owned a full-service advertising agency he co-founded in 1994. The agency served several regional and national firms including Arctic Cat, Christian Brothers Hockey, and Simplot Soilbuilders. Craig sold the business in 2001.

In addition to his own ventures, Craig grew up in a family business environment. For twenty years, his parents owned "Duo Plastics Inc.," a custom plastic injection-molding manufacturer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that currently employs more than 100 people. Craig is a native of Minneapolis and a UND graduate, receiving a BBA in marketing in 1992 and an MBA in 1995.