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  • Board of Directors


  • Serving on the Yankton Thrive Board of Directors takes time and dedication.

    Throughout the year, this group of member volunteers represents the membership and leads the organization in policy, advocacy, member benefits, and so much more!

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    Term Expiring 2022

    Ken Kopetsky, Kopetsky's Ace Hardware
    Blake Carda, Buhl's Cleaners
    Luke McDermott, Hydro 
    Brad Wenande, Northwestern Energy
    Jeff Van Meeteren, State of SD: Lewis & Clark Recreational Area

    Term Expiring 2023

    Dan Specht, Vision Real Estate Services
    Molly Nedved, Mazing Acres
    Doug Ekeren, Avera
    Kevin Moe, fnbo
    James Grotenhuis, CorTrust Bank
    David Lohse, Astec Industries

    Term Expiring 2024

    Peggy Olson, Slumberland
    Mandi Gause, Boston Shoes to Boots
    Rob Stephenson, First Dakota National Bank
    Steve Slowey, Slowey Construction
    Shawn Brock, Parker Hannifin
    Barb Rezac, Mount Marty University

    Fundamental Members (Updated Annually)

    Amy Leon, City of Yankton
    Steph Moser, City of Yankton
    Bridget Benson, City of Yankton
    Don Kettering, Yankton County
    Wayne Kindle, Yankton School District
    Marc Long, Mount Marty University
    Mike Marlow, Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC

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