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South Dakota Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board selects new officers

The advisory board is appointed by the governor and includes members of the tourism industry and citizen representatives from across the state.

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Carmen Schramm, left, was appointed president of the South Dakota Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Ann Lesch was appointed vice president.
Image: Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Tourism
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PIERRE, S.D. • The South Dakota Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board has selected its officers for 2022-2024.

Carmen Schramm of Yankton, South Dakota, was elected the board president during a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Pierre. Ann Lesch of De Smet, South Dakota, was elected vice president.

“We are incredibly grateful for the service and steadfast leadership of the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board,” Jim Hagen, secretary of the Department of Tourism, said in a statement. “Their combined experience, knowledge of the tourism industry, leadership through challenging times, and willingness to provide support at a moment’s notice is invaluable.”

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Pictured are members of South Dakota Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board, Kristi Wagner, Whitewood; Caleb Arceneaux, Rapid City; Carmen Schramm, Yankton; John Brockelsby, Rapid City; Ivan Sorbel, Kyle; Ann Lesch, De Smet; Val Rausch, Big Stone City; Frank Smith, Gettysburg. Not pictured: Tom Biegler, Teddy Hustead, and Julie Ranum.
Image: Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Tourism

The Tourism Advisory Board is appointed by the governor and includes members of the tourism industry and citizen representatives from across the state. Board members serve as liaisons and advocates for the tourism industry as well as the Department of Tourism.

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