Board of Directors

The Council maintains a board of 18 South Dakotans who set policy, provide guidance and determine programming goals and missions. The board is composed of citizens with varied backgrounds who serve as volunteer board members. Four members of the Council board are appointed by the Governor of South Dakota.

2016-17 SDHC Board of Directors

Eric Abrahamson
Principal Historian, Rapid City

Dick Brown
Fundraising Consultant, Custer

Michelle Deyo-Amende, Past Chair
Executive Director, Belle Fourche

Tom Fishback, Treasurer
Banker, Brookings

Katie Hunhoff
Publisher, Yankton

Julie Johnson
Attorney, Mina

Jason McEntee
Associate Prof. of English, Brookings

Russell McKnight, Secretary
Project Lead & Design Consultant, Sioux Falls

James E. McMahon
Attorney, Sioux Falls

Judith Meierhenry, Chair-Elect
Retired Judge; Former English Teacher, Sioux Falls

Julie Moore Peterson
Library Director, Sturgis

Scott Rausch
Retired Engineer/Adjunct University Faculty, Piedmont

Whitney Rencountre
Program Coordinator, Rapid City

Vonnie Shields
Community Volunteer, Pierre

Tamara St. John
Tribal Archivist, Sisseton

David Wolff
Retired History Professor, Spearfish

Programs & Events

7:00 pm | Northern State University
12:45 pm | SD State Penitentiary
2:00 pm | Wessington Public Library