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MSU Alumnus Moved From Oil
Fields to Board Room

Westhope native Nathan Conway is the chief operating officer of Ward Williston Oil Company, a North Dakota oil and gas firm with corporate offices in Michigan.

Conway started in the business in North Dakota as a high school and college student, checking oil wells on weekends and over summers.

"The field experience early on in my life was paramount in helping kick-start my career," he told Connections.

Conway studied accounting at Minot State, where professors Joan Houston and Jay Wahlund stood out.

"Classes were challenging, and the instructors forced me to think," he recalled.

After graduating from MSU in 2001, Conway joined Ward Williston and quickly scampered up the corporate ladder. On the way, he earned……Read the rest of the article by clicking here.