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Guided by our values of partnership, responsiveness, integrity, and good governance, we are proud to be led by local people who are committed to the mission of United Way.

Our leadership team reflects the broader collaborative spirit of United Way, only by bringing together people from all sectors of the community can we create innovative solutions that address the most complex challenges. 


2024 Board President - Monte Gulick, Community Representative


Vice President - Natalie Kleensang, Truxedo


Community Investment Chair -  Steve Huff, Marlow Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC

Community Investment Co-Chair - Nathan Johnson, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital


Finance Chair - Jackie Abel, First Dakota National Bank

Past President - Dr. Marcus Long, Mount Marty University


Bridget Benson, First Dakota National Bank


Monte Gulick, Community Representative

David Hosmer, Raymond James / David M. Hosmer Law Office, PC.

Nathan Johnson, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital


David Lohse, Astec Industries


George Lundgren, Parker Hannifin


Becky McManus, Yankton Medical Clinic

Justin Norling, Manitou

Dr. Heather Olson, Yankton School District

Kristi Palecek, Truxedo

Justin Schramm, Applied Engineering/The Freeman Company


Executive Director  -  Jesse Bailey


Resource Development & Admin Director  -  Betsy Semmler

Program Coordinator  -  Amanda Hanson

RSVP Project Coordinator - Thomas Kurtenbach

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