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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.

    2018 Board Members

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


photo of Ivan Sorbel and Kristi Wagner
Ivan Sorbel, president, and Kristi Wagner, vice president.