Steve Blazek was recently appointed by Governor Burgum to serve on the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission for a 5-year appointment that became effective on July 1st, 2022.
Steve is a Senior Vice President of Business Banking at First International Bank & Trust in Fargo. He has more than 38 years of experience in the banking industry and helps business customers find lending, deposit, and treasury management solutions to help reach their financial goals.
Steve grew up in Fargo and earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. He is a past or current member of a number of community organizations including the Municipal Airport Authority for the City of Fargo, Fargo Planning Commission, Fargo Air Museum, Fargo AirSho, Fargo Post 2 Baseball Club, FM Kicks Band, El Zagal Shrine, ND American Legion State Band, Lake Agassiz Concert Band, FMWF Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs, and ND Governor’s Task Force MIND.
Outside of work, Steve is interested in “all things” aviation. He is a private pilot and enjoys music, sports, community engagement and development.
“We are excited to welcome Steve within his new role which will provide guidance and oversight to our work at the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission,” stated Executive Director, Kyle Wanner. “His expertise within both the financial sector and the field of aviation will complement our work to grow airport infrastructure and aeronautical services throughout the state of North Dakota.”
The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) was established in 1947 by the State Legislature to provide representation of the state in aviation matters and to provide responsibility for the state’s aviation programs and regulatory framework. The Governor appoints the five members of the Aeronautics Commission to the board for terms of office of five years. The NDAC mission is serve the public by providing economic and technical assistance for the aviation community while ensuring the safe and cost-effective advancement of aviation in North Dakota. For more information, visit the NDAC website at https://aero.nd.gov