Board of Directors

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The ASBSD Board of Directors consists of 18 ASBSD Region Directors elected to four-year terms. ASBSD Region Directors are elected both from a geographic region and a school size category. A five-member executive committee may meet in the interim to discuss emerging issues facing the organization. 

ASBSD Executive Committee

Thoelke
Todd Thoelke :: President

Todd Thoelke, Sioux Falls, has been a member of the ASBSD Board of Directors since 2014 and has served on the ASBSD Branding and Policy & Resolutions Committees. He has been a member of his local board since 2012. On his local board, Todd has served a term as President and two terms as Vice President and has served on the Insurance, Policy Review and Sioux Falls Sports Authority committees. Todd is a realtor with Hegg Realtors in Sioux Falls.

todd@hegg.com

Farrell
Tom Farrell :: 1st Vice President

Tom Farrell, Madison Central, has been a member of the ASBSD Board of Directors since 2014 and served on the Policy & Resolutions Committee. He has been a member of his local board since 2010, during which time he has been elected as Board President six times, sat on the district’s high school renovation committee and represented his local district as ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network representative. Tom is an Associate Professor Emeritus with Dakota State University.

tom.farrell@k12.sd.us

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Denise Lutkemeier :: 2nd Vice President

Denise Lutkemeier, Wilmot, has been a member of the ASBSD Board of Directors since 2008 and previously served as ASBSD President in 2014-15 and on the Executive Committee from 2012-16. She has been a member of her local board since 2000, during which time she has been elected as both School Board President and Vice President, represented her local board on the Northeast Special Education Cooperative board and acted as the Wilmot representative for ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network. She is a Sanford Health Cancer Registry Manager.

denisel@tnics.com

Peterson
Anita Peterson :: Past President

Anita Peterson, Haakon, has been a member of the ASBSD Board of Directors since 2008, is currently a member of the Associated School Boards Protective Trust board and has served on the Policy & Resolutions Committee. She has been a member of her local board since 1992. Anita has served as President of the Black Hills Special Services Co-op board, which she has been a member of for more than two decades. Anita is a retired former teacher.

dapeterson@gwtc.net

ASBSD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Central Region Directors

  • 265 and under: Pamela Haukaas, Colome Consolidated
  • 266 to 699: Eric Stroeder, Mobridge-Pollock
  • 700 to 1,399: Steve Kubik, Winner
  • 1,400 to 9,999: Melissa Whipple, Todd County

Northeast Region Directors

  • 265 and under: Denise Lutkemeier, Wilmot
  • 266 to 699: Deb Koenecke, Deuel
  • 700 to 1,399: 
  • 1,400 to 9,999: Duane Alm, Aberdeen

Southeast Region Directors

  • 265 and under: 
  • 266 to 699: Rick Olson, Howard
  • 700 to 1,399: Tom Farrell, Madison Central
  • 1,400 to 9,999: Kathy Greeneway, Yankton
  • 10,000 and over: Todd Thoelke, Sioux Falls

Western Region Directors

  • 265 and under: Susan Humiston, Edgemont
  • 266 to 699: Anita Peterson, Haakon
  • 700 to 1,399: Orson Ward, Lead-Deadwood
  • 1,400 to 9,999: Bryan Bauer, Douglas
  • 10,000 and over: Ron Riherd, Rapid City