Board of Directors and Staff

Renee Engelkes
Office Assistant

Support Staff

  Renee began at DADi in July of 2016.  She is the Office Assistant and helps in any way possible working a couple hours a week. She may update databases, create newsletters or posters, keep the website current and much more. 

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Terry Pederson
Board Of Directors


Terry Pederson joins the Deuel Area Development's Board of Directors for 2018.  He is an Outside Plant Supervisor at Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc in Clear Lake South DAkota.  Terry is also part owner of  Pederberg's Bar and Grill in Clear Lake.

Cody Eastman
Board of Directors


Cody Eastman and partner Pat Uckert are Co-Owners of Hidewood Ag in Brandt, SD.  Cody joins the Deuel Area Development Board for a 3 year term beginning January of 2018. 

Daryl Feilmeier
Board of Directors


Daryl grew up on a farm in the Yankton area.  He and his wife Beth has raised 2 children and now have 8 grandchildren all located in southeast South Dakota.  He retired in 2005 from a military career and began his cooperative career in 1989. ...

Deb Lessman
Board of Directors


Raised in Pierre/Onida area, Deb graduated from Clear Lake High School and addtended SDSU before marrying and starting a family.  She returned to college in 1984 and finished her education degree and taught for 28 years in the Deuel School before retiring from teaching in...

Gary DeJong
Board of Directors - Representative of the County


Gary was born and raised in Deuel County.  He resides in Clear Lake with his wife Sue.  He became a County Commissioner in 2015 and as part of that he is the non-voting county's representative on Deuel Area Development.  

Craig Evenson
2019 Board Member


Craig just began his three year term on Deuel Area Development, Inc.'s Board of Directors.  Craig: Went to Deuel Schools through high school.  Graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University, majored in Exercise Science, minored in Chemistry.  Graduated with a Juris Doctorate from University of South Dakota Law School, licensed to...

Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks
2019 Board Chairman


Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks:   I live in Toronto with my husband Dana. I grew up on a farm in eastern Brookings county and graduated from Brookings high school. I work for SDSU as the coordinator of disability services, a role in which I work with all students with...

Joan B. Sacrison
Executive Director

Economic Development

Hello, My name is Joan Sacrison and I am the Executive Director of DADi.  I took this position in August of 2011 after the previous director resigned.   About me:  Any prior experience I had in this field was in Philip, SD where I was their Chamber...

Jane Evenson


Jane Evenson was hired at the beginning of 2016, replacing Leona Tesch for DADi financials.  Jane works only a few hours a month and helps with all aspects of the finances, reports, taxes, bill paying and more. 

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