The South Dakota Trade Team

Board of Directors

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Chair

Joe Beck

Executive Director of Corporate Development

Viaflex

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Vice Chair

Andrea Thompson

CEO

Dakota State Applied Research Corporation

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Vice Chair

Holly Lien

Chief Marketing Officer

Pete Lien & Sons

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Secretary

Jeff Griffin

President & CEO

Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce

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Treasurer

Melissa Fossell

Director, Commercial Banking

FNBO

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Board Member

Dennis Harstad

Vice President & General Manager

Houdek

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Board Member

John Willard

CEO

Plant Catalyst

Board Member

Gary Cammack

Founder

Cammack Ranch Supply

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Ex-Officio

Joe Fiala

Partner Relations Director

Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Ex-Officio

Sheila Gestring

President

University of South Dakota

Steering Committee

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Steering Committee Chair

Joni Ekstrom

Executive Director

South Dakota Biotech

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Abbey Riemenschneider

Director of Programs & Communication

SD Pork Producers Council

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Lori Frederick

Senior Economic Development Director

Elevate Rapid City

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DaNita Murray

Executive Director

South Dakota Corn

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Tom Peterson

Executive Director

South Dakota Dairy Producers

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Mary Schaefbauer

President

South Dakota Trust Association

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Dave Iverson

Board of Directors

South Dakota Soybean

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Joe Fiala

 Partner Relations Director

Governor’s Office of Economic Development