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
Anita Peterson :: 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 20 years. A former teacher, Anita is currently a licensed customer service representative at First National Insurance Agency in Philip.
Todd Thoelke :: 1st Vice 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. Todd is currently the Board President, previously completed 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.
Tom Farrell :: 2nd 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 five times, sat on the district’s high school renovation committee and represented his local district as ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network representatives. Tom is an Associate Professor Emeritus with Dakota State University.
Eric Stroeder :: Past President
Eric Stroeder, Mobridge-Pollock, has been a member of the ASBSD Board of Directors since 2012 and has served on the Policy & Resolutions Committee. He has been a member of his local board since 2010, served two terms as Vice Chairman and is currently the Board Chairman. Eric has been a Transportation Engineering Supervisor with the South Dakota Department of Transportation since 1991. He has served as a Trustee on the South Dakota Retirement System Board since 2004, was an Executive Board Member of the South Dakota State Employees Organization for eight years and a member of the Governor’s Personnel Management Board for four years. Eric also served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force.
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: Alan Van Ruler, Montrose
- 266 to 699: Rick Olson, Howard
- 700 to 1,399: Tom Farrell, Madison Central
1,400 to 9,999: Kathy Greeneway, Yankton
Over 10,000: 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
- Over 10,000: Ron Riherd, Rapid City