Lori Furaus joined the team at North Dakota United as Field Consultant in August 2022. As a Field Consultant for NDU, she will work directly with members and leaders of our local associations, primarily in the south-central region of the state, and with leaders, staff and supporters on the state level to advance the policies and procedures of our union. These responsibilities include membership promotion, negotiations and contract maintenance with K-12 school districts, member rights, organizational health, state and national programs, and assisting locals to participate fully in the democratic nature of our union.
Furaus is a lifelong Mandan resident with a passion for education and promoting student growth. She attended the University of Mary and earned a degree in secondary education. Prior to working for North Dakota United, she was a middle school teacher in the Bismarck school district. She served as the president of the Bismarck Education Association from 2018-21.
Lori is a steadfast advocate for public education and has devoted years of service supporting students and school staff in the Bismarck/Mandan community. She enjoys watching movies, gardening, and time spent with family.