Secretary Jim Hagen •
Jim Hagen serves as the Secretary of Tourism for Governor Daugaard. Before joining the Daugaard Administration, Jim worked as National Campaign Director and Director of Public Affairs for the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Jim also served from 2004-2006 in the Rounds Administration as Secretary of Tourism and State Development, overseeing the Division of Tourism as well as divisions dealing with economic development, arts, history, and tribal relations. During Gov. Bill Janklow’s Administration, Hagen served as Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Special Advisor to the Governor. In those roles, Hagen served as the Governor’s day-to-day liaison with the Department of Tourism.
Jim grew up in northeast South Dakota, living in both Aberdeen and Sisseton. After high school Jim earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California.