Bree Langemo, J.D., is the Director of Concordia’s Center for Entrepreneurship and an Assistant Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship at Concordia College leading entrepreneurial efforts across the campus and the community. In 2019, Bree helped develop and launch the Entrepreneurial Mindset Certificate and Entrepreneurship Minor to complement any major at Concordia. She teaches Business Law, Entrepreneurship, and Inquiry courses and serves as the faculty advisor to the Concordia Entrepreneurship Club, home to Concordia’s most entrepreneurial students.
Bree has conducted trainings and speaking engagements across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and South Africa. Locally, she conducts keynotes to local organizations and entrepreneurial workshops to corporate and community leaders through Concordia’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Bree authored a book chapter on “Leading with an Entrepreneurial Mindset” and a paper on “The Business of Law: Transforming the Legal Profession through Technology and Entrepreneurship.” Bree has been featured in the Huffington Post, profiled in the book “The Secret to Transformational Leadership,” featured in a blog on “Planting Seeds of Entrepreneurial Thinking,” and interviewed for the Whittaker Report Podcast on the topic of “The Future of Work is Entrepreneurial.”
Bree has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Juris Doctorate degree from Ohio Northern University. She worked in the banking industry in Fargo as a financial accountant and for the Second District Ohio Court of Appeals in Dayton as a staff attorney, where she was recognized for her contribution to Ohio’s jurisprudence. Bree spent over a decade as a faculty, chair, and dean in higher education before leaving for the private sector as president of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), a global entrepreneurship education company focused on entrepreneurial mindset curriculum, training, and consulting.
Bree has served in nonprofit board leadership roles as the founding board member of uCodeGirl, board chair for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She currently serves on M|State President’s Community Advisory Council, Resilient Moorhead, and Launch Minnesota’s Higher Education Group. After living away from the region for nearly 20 years and returning to the area in 2018, Bree is thrilled to see how entrepreneurial the region has become and enjoys contributing to an already thriving community.
In her free time, Bree enjoys reading books, hiking in the great outdoors, practicing yoga, traveling to new places, and exploring good food. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Marley, her son, Zeke, and her life partner, Joe, who serves as the CEO of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.