Board of Directors

The SDBIC is comprised of three representative from eight agricultural organizations: SD Livestock Auction Market Association, SD Stockgrowers Association, SD Farm Bureau Association, SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Cattlemen's Auxiliary, SD Cattlewomen, SD Beef Breeds Council, and SD Farmers Union. 

South Dakota Livestock Market Association

Wayne Tupper, Kimball

Steve Hellwig, Bath

Justin Tupper, St Onge

 

South Dakota Stockgrowers Association

Gary Deering, Hereford

Les Shaw, White Owl

Randy Volmer, Owanka 

 

South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation

Stacy Hadrick, Faulkton

Jeffery Gatzke, Hitchcock

Mike Gebhart, Meadow

South Dakota Cattlemen's Association

Becky Walth, Glenham

Scott Jones, Midland

Todd Mortenson, Hayes

South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary

Shirley Thompson, Mitchell

Laurie Johnson, Vice President, South Shore

Kati Knock, Willow Lake 

 

South Dakota CattleWomen

Karla Pazour, Pukwana

Becky Littau, Winner

Erin Yost, Treasurer, Gann Valley

 

South Dakota Beef Breeds Council

Craig Bieber, Leola

Dwight Hossle, Faulkton

VeaBea Thomas, Harrold

 

South Dakota Farmers Union

Mike Maher, Isabel

Eric Sumption, President, Frederick

Mary Ellen Cammack, Sturgis

 

National Directors

Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board

Tammy Basel, Union Center

Cory Eich, Canova

Bill Slovek, Philip

Eric Sumption, Frederick

 

Federation of State Beef Councils

Becky Walth, Glenham

VeaBea Thomas, Harrold

Laurie Johnson, South Shore

Gary Deering, Hereford

 

US Meat Export Federation

Mike Gebhart, Meadow

Steve Hellwig, Bath

John Symens, Amherst

 



Meet our Staff

Suzy Geppert

Executive Director

Responsible for management of staff, producer communications and oversight of all checkoff programs, activities and functions of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. 

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Holly Swee, RD, LN

Director of Nutrition and Consumer Information

Responsible for developing, recommending and implementing nutrition information programs, youth education programs and food communications. Target audiences include health professionals, health influencers, educators, consumers and youth. 

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Teri Heninger

Finance Officer/Office Manager

Responsible for accounts payable and receivable, office management, contracts and collections/compliance.

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Darcy Krick

Industry Relations

Responsible for producer communications, private treaty compliance, and social media.

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