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 joined the Deuel Area Development's Board of Directors in 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. He is Vice Chairperso...

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Arla Olson
Board of Directors


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...

Daryl Feilmeier
Board of Directors


Daryl grew up on a farm in the Yankton area.  He and his wife Beth have 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 attended 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...

Steve Rhody
County Commissioner Representative


Steve has been a County Commissioner for Deuel County from Toronto, SD.  He is in his 3rd year as DADi's County Representative for 2021. He is a voting member.

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 t...

Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks
2020 Chairman of the Board


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

  I am the Executive Director of Deuel Area Development since being hired in August of 2011.  We moved to Clear Lake in 2010 and for two years I was the assistant volleyball coach for Deuel School. I was born and raised in Rapid City, SD wit...

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