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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 Jessica Hanig Beck Motors
1st Vice President Jenny Bernhard Delta Dental
2nd Vice President Nicole Gordon BankWest
Secretary Tony Mangan State of South Dakota
Treasurer Brittany Kost First National Bank
Immediate Past President Dayna Hepper Delta Dental

Board of Directors

Dr. Marty Allison Avera St Mary's
Kyle Anderson State of South Dakota
Annie Beck All-Around Graphix
Kayla Burns Avera St Mary's
Carol Drayer State of South Dakota
Mike Gibson BankWest
Sadie Goodman Pierre School District
Michael Hudson First National Bank
Meredith Lee Lee Real Estate
Laura Ringling State of South Dakota
Dennis Ryckman Factor 360
Katie Sieverding Lancaster Management
Emma Lusk Riggs High Student
Kate Mullett Riggs High Student
Kaylie Rathbun Stanley County Student
Taylor Warriner Riggs High Student
Autumn Iverson - Honorary Member Riggs High Student
Ciara Tipton - Honorary Member Riggs High Student