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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. 


2023 Board President - Dr. Marcus Long, Mount Marty University


Vice President - Natalie Kleensang, Truxedo


Community Investment Chair -  Sr. Carmella Luke, Sacred Heart Monastery

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


Finance Chair - David Hosmer, Raymond James / David M. Hosmer Law Office, PC. 

Past President - Luke McDermott, Hydro


Jackie Abel, First Dakota National Bank


Doyle Becker, Riverfront Broadcasting

Bridget Benson, First Dakota National Bank


Monte Gulick, Regional Technical Education Center

Nathan Johnson, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital


George Lundgren, Parker Hannifin


Becky McManus, Yankton Medical Clinic

Dr. Heather Olson, Yankton School District

Kristi Palecek, Truxedo

Sarah Sager, Alliance Energy

Justin Schramm, Applied Engineering/The Freeman Company


Executive Director  -  Lauren Hanson

Resource Development & Admin Director  -  Betsy Thomas

Program Coordinator  -  Baylie Barger

RSVP Project Coordinator - Thomas Kurtenbach

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