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Cris Ortmeier

Cris Ortmeier

Cris joined the Lake Area Technical College team in February 2020 as an Administrative Assistant for Admissions and Marketing.  She is a graduate of Lake Area Technical College’s Marketing/Management/Sales Business program with an AAS Degree. Her background and experience includes roles as a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant (CRMC) for KS93 (currently KXLG radio) and Power 106.3 (10 years). She has been a Realtor for 14 years at Real Estate Professionals and has the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. Cris lives in Watertown and was born and raised in Pierre.  She is a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She met her husband Shane while they were attending LATC. They have two children Alex, who is a graduate of the Energy Tech program at Lake Area Technical College, and Grace, a senior at Watertown High School.  Cris loves watching their kids compete in athletics.  Prior to having kids she was a competitive racquetball player and was sponsored by Ektelon, playing at the highest level for women and also competing in some men’s divisions.  She also played softball. Cris is a founding board member of the Watertown Fastpitch Softball Association.  She is a youth fastpitch softball coach, a former board member of the Watertown Hockey Association, former board Member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce, former Loaned Executive for the Watertown United Way, former co-chair of the membership drive for the chamber, former co-chair of the hot 100, ambassador chair for the chamber, served on the uptown association board, the Kampeska days committee, and was involved with the lighted parade committee.


Cris Ortmeier
Admissions Administrative Assistant