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Thriving at The Title Team

Get to know UND Alumnus, Nick Hacker, CEO of the Title Team

Nick Hacker serves as CEO of The Title Team, founded in 1955 in Bismarck, ND. Under his leadership the company has grown to include businesses across the upper Midwest. Currently they operate 45 on shore offices with 240 team members. Nick continues to drive new growth through strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and leadership development within his team.

Before joining The Title Team, Nick spent three years in Washington, DC working as a member of American Land Title Association’s government affairs team. Prior to his time in Washington, DC he spent five years as a Commercial Realtor and developer with a private equity firm in Fargo, ND.

At 22 years old and in college, Nick was elected to the North Dakota State Senate and served from 2004-2008. Elected as the youngest state Senator in history, he vice-chaired the Political Subdivisions and Industry Business and Labor committees.

In 2005, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Finance and Real Estate from the University of North Dakota. During his time at UND he was a member of the College Republicans, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, IFC, and spent many hours in Gamble Hall at the Lanterman Investment Center. He greatly appreciated Dean Elbert, Associate Dean Steve Moser, professors Theron Nelson, Craig Silvernagle, Jeff Stamp and Patrick Shultz, who all left a lasting impression on him. Outside of the classroom you could find him at the UND Center for Innovation where he learned what it meant to be an entrepreneur and business leader through one of his mentors, Bruce Gjovig.

During his business career he was appointed to serve on the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education in 2015 and became Chair in 2020. While Chair, he led the Board of 11 institutions and 40,000 students during COVID and announced that they would be in person and on campus that fall. That systemwide announcement was the second in the country, one day after Perdue. Nick knew the strong leadership on campuses understood the negative impact to student learning and the negative psychological effects that may occur if they did not get their students back on campus. That decision has proven positive for student success and enrollment in North Dakota.

His passion for service is important to him including as Past Chair of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, Past Chair of the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, Past Treasurer of the ND GOP, Delta Tau Delta Education Foundation, and Chair of ALTA’s Government Affairs Committee.