Dr. Karel Sovak is married with five children and currently serves as associate professor in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary and program director for the Management and Marketing majors. Karel is also co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Center, an incubator in the Bismarck-Mandan area designed to assist start-up businesses. His areas of expertise in teaching are in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. He currently serves as chair of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee and board member of the North Dakota Humanities Council, Bismarck-Mandan Transit, and 31:8 Project boards.