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Three new Trustees named to Vesterheim Board

Posted: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 9:17 AM

Vesterheim Museum and Heritage Center has named three new members to its board of trustees.

Elizabeth Platou Ahlgren, Dan Alsaker and Becky Hegstad have been named to the 25-members board.

Ahlgren recently retired from British Airways as a Corporate Sales Manager. Her parents were immigrants from Norway whose ancestors include an early Norwegian Prime Minister, one of the first female parliamentary representatives, and a seamstress who made bunads for the Norwegian Royal family. Ahlgren lives in subutban Chicago.

Alsaker is President of Alsaker Corporation, which operates travel plazas, quick service restaurant chains, family restaurants, casinos, and hotels in the Northwest.  He lives in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Hegstad is the Dean of Language Discovery Programs at Concordia Language Villages in the Twin Cities. She has a B.A. in Scandinavian Studies and Elementary Education from Luther College and was a Norwegian instructor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.