Finance & Management   •   Commissioner Jason Dilges

Economic Development  •   Commissioner Pat Costello

Tourism   •   Secretary Jim Hagen

Agriculture   •   Secretary Lucas Lentsch

Labor and Regulation   •   Secretary Marcia Hultman

Game, Fish, and Parks   •   Secretary Kelly Hepler

Environment and Natural Resources   •   Secretary Steve Pirner

Corrections   •   Secretary Denny Kaemingk

Military   •   Adjutant General Tim Reisch

Public Safety   •   Secretary Trevor Jones

Transportation   •   Secretary Darin Bergquist

Housing Development Authority   •   Executive Director Mark Lauseng

Education   •   Secretary Melody Schopp

Information Technology   •   Commissioner David Zolnowsky

Human Resources   •   Commissioner Laurie Gill

Social Services   •   Secretary Lynne Valenti

Health   •   Kim Malsam-Rysdon - Senior Advisor

Human Services   •   Secretary Gloria Pearson

Administration   •   Interim Commissioner Jeff Holden

Revenue   •   Secretary Andy Gerlach

Tribal Relations   •   Secretary Steve Emery

Veterans Affairs   •   Secretary Larry Zimmerman



Tony Venhuizen - Chief of Staff

Nathan Sanderson - Director of Policy and Operations

Jim Seward - General Counsel

Matt Konenkamp - Policy Advisor

Liza Clark - Policy Advisor

Patrick Weber - Deputy Policy Advisor

Kelsey Smith - Deputy Policy Advisor

Doreen Kayser - Scheduler

Kelsey Pritchard - Director of Communications

Grace Kessler - Policy Analyst

Morgan Ness - Executive Assistant

Sadie Stevens - Constituent Services

Kris Erickson - Executive Assistant

Monica Harding - Executive Assistant

Morgan Ness - Executive Assistant

Judy Swartz - Administrative Assistant

Kristie Hauck - Receptionist

Travis Dovre - Human Resources Director

Linda Fridley - Residence Manager


Jason Dilges

Commissioner Jason Dilges   •   Finance & Management

Jason Dilges was appointed the State of South Dakota's Chief Financial Officer by Governor Dennis Daugaard in November, 2010. Dilges also serves as the Commissioner of the State's Bureau of Finance and Management. Dilges also is a member of the Governor's Executive Committee where he also has oversight of the Department of Revenue and Bureau of Administration.

Dilges has served the past three South Dakota Governors and was appointed by Governor Mike Rounds as Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management in 2002 and 2006. He has also held numerous positions within the Bureau of Finance and Management since he began his service to the state in 1995.

Dilges also sits on several boards and committees including the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, Governor's Legislative Task Force, the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, the Department of Labor Retirement Board, the South Dakota Retirement System Board of Trustees, the State Board of Finance and many wildlife conservation boards. Previously he served on the St Mary's Hospital Finance, Audit and Compliance Board, the Boys & Girls Club Board and various church boards.

Dilges grew up on a farm near Mt Vernon, SD. He earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. He and his wife, Meghan, have two daughters, Alexis and Ainsley, and one son, Lincoln. Their family also includes 4 beloved labs. When time permits, Jason enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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