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

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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.

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Arla Olson
Board of Directors

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Meet Arla Olson. Arla has been a long time citizen of Deuel County having been born and raised here.  She made a career as a long time favorite salesperson of Joyce's Unique Boutique; 40 years to be exact.  She then became the new salesperson for Floral...

Cody Eastman
Board of Directors

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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

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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

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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 i...

Judith Homan
County Commissioner Representative

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Judith recently was appointed a County Commissioner to fill the term of Dee Duke who passed away.  She has taken Gary Dejong position on DADi as Representative. 

Craig Evenson
2019 Board Member

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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 t...

Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks
2019 Chairman of the Board

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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 wit...

Joan B. Sacrison
Executive Director

Economic Development

Hello, My name is Joan Sacrison and I am the Executive Director of DADi. Having been grown and raised in Rapid City, SD with no rural experience; I have spent my adult life in rural merica.  I have come to love and appreciate rural America;  it's citizens...

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