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Meghan Compton ’10 listed among the Prairie Business 2024 Top 25 Women in Business

Celebrating the Top 25 Women in Business

More than 40 qualified and experienced business leaders were nominated for the recognition

By Prairie Business
March 07, 2024 at 8:00 AM

Prairie Business is pleased to announce its Top 25 Women in Business list for 2024. More than 40 qualified and experienced business leaders were nominated for the recognition.

Each of the women on the list brings a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge to their workplace and industries, highlighting their strong leadership qualities.

We are proud to recognize so many of the excellent top women business leaders in our region and this year’s class continues that tradition.

Congratulations to each of these talented individuals for being selected, and we thank them for their hard work to help make the Dakotas and Minnesota a great place to work!

Meghan Compton
Chief clinic operations officer/executive vice president
Grand Forks, N.D.

Meghan Compton is the chief clinic operations officer and executive vice president at Altru, a position she’s held since 2020. In this role, she oversees the outpatient operation and administrative functions of the organization. With the company since 2012, Compton was previously Altru’s chief legal officer for four years, and manager of compliance and legal services. She’s also been the patient safety/quality improvement coordinator.

Compton earned her undergraduate degree in 2006 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2010.

Throughout her career, she has served in significant industry and public service leadership roles. Compton has served on Valley Senior Living’s board of directors, Edgewood Senior Living board of directors, Greater Grand Forks Downtown Development Association board of directors and is currently on the Greater Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation board of directors as well as the Chamber of Commerce board and Grand Forks Foundation for Education board. Most recently, she accepted and completed the Next Generation Leadership fellowship through the American Hospital Association as a fellow.

For the past seven years, she’s been on Altru’s executive team. Compton has influence over a large scope of Altru’s operations and key administrative functions. She’s made a significant impact on the community through her service on several noteworthy boards. Her accomplishments were recently recognized as she received the Young Alumni Sioux Award from UND in 2022. Compton is an influential leader and trusted adviser to many, leading with grace, humility and a deep passion for making health care better for our community.


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