Craig Silvernagel is entrepreneurship director at the University of North Dakota (UND) College of Business & Public Administration. He 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, Silvernagle owned a full-service advertising agency that he co-founded in 1994. The agency served several regional and national firms, including Arctic Cat, Christian Brothers Hockey, and Simplot Soilbuilders. Silvernagel sold the business in 2001. In addition to his own ventures, Silvernagel 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. He is a native of Minneapolis and a UND graduate, receiving an MBA in 1995 and a BBA in marketing in 1992.

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