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Board of Directors

Board members meet monthly to further the strategic work and mission of Capital Area United Way (CAUW). They take seriously their fiduciary responsibility to make sure the resources that are entrusted to the organization are wisely used as a result. CAUW board members actively participate in committees that help carry out the work of the organization.

Board members are volunteers from across the service area of Hughes and Stanley counties. There are 25 board members, who may serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Of the 25, there are four student members chosen from grades 10-12 within the student bodies of the Pierre and Stanley County school systems. Student terms last through the student’s senior year.

Each year the board elects a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who serve as the Executive Committee. The Executive Director is an appointed position, serving at the pleasure of the Board, and an Ex-Officio member of the Executive Committee.

The campaign chair, an individual or couple selected from the community, is appointed each year by the President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, and serves as an Ex-Officio member without voting rights.

Executive Committee

President Jenny Bernhard Delta Dental
1st Vice President Nicole Gordon Central SD Enhancement District
2nd Vice President Laura Ringling State of South Dakota
Secretary Tony Mangan State of South Dakota
Treasurer Michael Hudson First National Bank
Immediate Past President  Jessica Hanig Beck Motor Company

Board of Directors

Dr. Marty Allison Avera St Mary's
Kyle Anderson State of South Dakota
Lance Bertram MaxStrat
Pat Brekken BankWest
Kayla Burns Avera St Mary's
Liza Clark
Amy Dalton First Dakota National Bank
Amanda Dodson Delta Dental
Carol Drayer State of South Dakota
Jessica Jockheck First National Bank
Meredith Lee Lee Real Estate
Kim Malsam-Rysdon Avera St. Mary's
Nathan Naasz T. F. Riggs High School
Katie Sieverding Lancaster Management
Kate Mullett Riggs High Student
Taylor Warriner Riggs High Student
Autumn Iverson Riggs High Student
Ciara Tipton Riggs High Student
Kimber Natvig - Honorary Student Board Member Riggs High Student