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Board of Directors

Foundation Members

Chair Scott Barbour
Northwest Pipe Fittings
P.O. Box 920
Rapid City, SD 57709
Work (605) 342-5587
Cell (605) 381-7206 
Second Term Expires: 4/17
Vice Chair Gloria J. Pluimer
Black Hills Special Services
217 Flintlock Circle
Spearfish, SD 57783
Work: (605) 394-5120
Cell: (605) 641-3108 
First Term Expires: 4/17
Secretary Karen E. Pearson
1154 Woodridge Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Home: (605) 343-2169
Cell: (605) 877-5955 
First Term Expires: 4/17
Treasurer Dick Johnson
West River Electric
P.O. Box 412
Wall, SD 57790
Cell (605) 685-5345 
Second Term Expires: 4/17
Member John Carlson
Highmark Federal Credit Union
725 Fifth St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work (605) 343-4776 x. 150
Cell (605) 484-8959 
Second Term Expires 4/18
Member Shawn Gab
Tri-Tech Manufacturing
333 Turbine Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Work (605) 721-9780
Cell (605) 390-0645 
First Term Expires: 4/17
Member Jon Gillam
Eddie’s Truck Center
1002 E. Omaha
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work: (605) 348-4900
Cell: (605) 939-9738 
First Term Expires 7/19
Member Terri Haverly
Rapid City Economic Development
525 University Loop, Suite 101
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work (605) 716-0003
Cell (605) 390-4616 
Second Term Expires: 4/17
Member, Past Chair Robin Miller
Rapid City Regional Hospital
903 Explorer St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Home (605) 484-6194
Work (605) 716-5865 
Second Term Expires 4/18

Ex Officio Members

Western Dakota Tech President Dr. Ann Bolman Work (605) 718-2406

Western Dakota Tech Foundation Development Director Aaron Jacobs Work (605) 718-3061
RCAS Superintendent Dr. Lori J. Simon
RCAS Board Member Sheryl Kirkeby Work (605) 394-7777
Cell (605) 381-7383

Committees and Membership

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the Foundation Board. This Committee exists to discuss membership of the Western Dakota Tech Foundation and look for strategic prospective members in the community.

Chair- Scott Barbour; Vice-Chair – Gloria Pluimer; Treasurer – Dick Johnson; Secretary – Karen Pearson, Foundation Director – Aaron Jacobs

Finance Committee

The finance committee will consist of the Treasurer who will act as the Chair of this committee, the Chair of the Foundation board, and at least two other board members. This committee will prepare and review an annual budget, as well as review monthly profit and loss statements. Oversight of the financial records, as well as management of the current accounts and scholarships in place with the Foundation. This committee meets monthly, the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Chair – Dick Johnson, Scott Barbour, Shawn Gab, Jon Gillam, Robin Miller, Aaron Jacobs

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee consists of the Chair and two additional board members, meeting monthly with the Western Dakota Tech President, the Dean of Accreditation and Advancement, and the Foundation Development Director.  The purpose of this committee is for the Board members and School Administration in strategy and communication regarding the vision of Western Dakota Tech, the fundraising needs of the college, fundraising strategy, roles and responsibilities of the college, the foundation, and the foundation board.

Chair – Scott Barbour, Karen Pearson, Dick Johnson, Dr. Ann Bolman, Steve Buchholz, Aaron Jacobs

Networking & Special Events Committee

The networking & special events committee consists of at least 3 board members. This committee meets together monthly to discuss special events to be hosted by the foundation or board members, for the purpose of bringing awareness to Western Dakota Tech, bringing awareness in the community of the Foundation, and/or for the purpose of raising funds.  This committee also works together to come up with strategic members of the community that the Foundation Director should meet with, either one-on-one or invite to one of our events.

Chair – Aaron Jacobs, John Carlson, Jon Gillam, Gloria Pluimer, Sheryl Kirkeby, Shawn Gab

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