Member Information

Name:  James Breckenridge
Position:  Member/Republican Party
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/15/2022
Biography:
James Breckenridge, appointed February 2014, resident of Sioux Falls; Executive President of Finance of Avera Health, Past Chief Financial Officer of Avera St. Luke in Aberdeen; Past Senior Vice President of Finance for Avera Health; Past Executive Vice President of Avera Health; Past President of the South Dakota Chapter for the Healthcare Financial Management Association; Served on the Council of Reimbursement and Finance for the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations; Served on the Board of Trustees of numerous hospitals in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana and member of the Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.
Name:  Tom Graham
Position:  Chairman/Republican Party
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/21/2020
Biography:
Thomas W. Graham; appointed January 1988; resident of Sioux Falls; President of Graham Tire Corp. and Graham Automotive Corp.; Past President of Sioux Valley Hospital Foundation, YMCA Board of Directors, Howard Wood Dakota Relays and Credit Bureau of Sioux Falls; and Chairman of the Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.
Name:  Douglas Hajek
Position:  Vice Chairman/Republican Party
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/21/2019
Biography:
Douglas J. Hajek, appointed March 2011, resident of Sioux Falls; Partner in the law firm Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz and Smith, LLP, Past Chairman of the Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission, Co-founder of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership, Past President of the USD Law School Foundation; Past Board of Directors of the South Dakota Bankers Foundation, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, and member of the Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.
Name:  Ken Karels
Position:  Member/Republican Party
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/1/2030
Biography:
Regional President of Great Western Bank in Sioux Falls; member of Milbank Community Foundation; member of Milbank Area Hospital/Avera and Treasurer of Northeast SD Health Care Foundation.
Name:  Dennis Neugebauer
Position:   Member/Republican Party
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/21/2019
Biography:
Dennis H. Neugebauer, member; appointed August 2000; resident of Sioux Falls; owner of Year Round Brown Tanning Salons; President of Year Round Distributing and Spas; owner of City Stop Convenience Stores; member of International Tanning Association; member of Sun Tanning Association for Education; member of Smart Tan International; and member of the Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.
Name:  James Roby
Position:  Secretary/Democratic Party
City:  Watertown
Term End Date:  1/18/2021
Biography:
James C. Roby, member; appointed August 2000, resident of Watertown; partner in the law firm Green Roby Oviatt LLP; member of Watertown Development Company, Mellette Memorial Association and South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; and member of the Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.
Name:  James Spies
Position:  Member/Republican Party
City:  Watertown
Term End Date:  1/1/2030
Biography:
President of Spies Corporation DBA/retailer, developer, property management; member of the Board of Directors of Great Western Bank; member of the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission.
Name:  Tina Van Camp
Position:  Member/Republican Party
City:  Pierre
Term End Date:  1/20/2020
Biography:
Tina Van Camp, member; appointed April, 2016; resident of Fort Pierre, Vice President – Business Banking Officer, First Dakota National Bank, Pierre; Board Member & Secretary/Treasurer Trail of Governors Foundation 2010-Present; Past Moderator, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Pierre; Board Member and Past Chair for Pierre/Fort Pierre Junior Achievement; current Board member/Treasurer South Dakota Board of Dentistry; also served on South Dakota Development Corporation & Pierre Economic Development Corporation.
Name:  Steve Zelmer
Position:   Member/Republican Party
City:  Rapid City
Term End Date:  1/15/2022
Biography:
Steve Zellmer; Appointed January 2014; resident of Rapid City; Retired: former President of Dacotah Cement; VP of Sales for GCC of America; South Dakota State Budget Director; SD Revenue Secretary; staff of SD Legislative Research Council. Served on boards of Rapid City Chamber of Commerce; Rapid City Area Economic Development Partnership; Dahl Arts Center; South Dakotans for the Arts; South Dakota Mining Association; Portland Cement Association. Current member of Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Member of SD Education Enhancement Funding Corporation.