North Dakota Government Relations
State Government Relations


North Dakota State University, 2006


Rudie Martinson has an extensive background in government affairs and public policy. Prior to joining LGN, Mr. Martinson spent 9 years as Executive Director of the ND Hospitality Association, the state’s trade association for the restaurant, lodging, and retail beverage industries. During his time there, Mr. Martinson developed a reputation as an eloquent and effective coalition builder and advocate.

Prior to his work with the ND Hospitality Association, Mr. Martinson worked with the ND Policy Council, Americans for Prosperity – North Dakota, and the ND Republican Party. In 2013, he was named to the Bismarck Tribune’s “Top 40 Under 40.”

Mr. Martinson holds a B.S. in English from North Dakota State University. He resides in Fargo with his wife, Juli.