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Governor's Tourism Advisory Board

Members of the Governor's Tourism Advisory Board are appointed by the Governor for four-year terms. The 11-member board includes visitor industry and citizen representatives from across the state. Board members serve as liaisons between businesses in their area, the South Dakota Department of Tourism and the Governor. Members offer input on marketing strategies and make recommendations to the Governor on annual tourism award nominations and applications.

    2017 Board Members

photo of South Dakota Tourism Advisory Board
L to R: Ann Lesch of De Smet, Ivan Sorbel of Kyle, Julie Ranum of Watertown,
Carmen Schramm of Yankton, John Brockelsby of Rapid City, Ted Hustead of Wall,
Frank Smith of Gettysburg, Stan Anderson of Wall, Kristi Wagner of Whitewood
and Tom Biegler of Sioux Falls.

Not pictured: George Kessler of Mina.


photo of Ivan Sorbel and Ted Hustead
Ivan Sorbel, vice president, and Ted Hustead, president.