Member Information

Board Member Photo Name:  Jason Ahrendt
Position:  Commissioner
City:  Sioux Falls
Term End Date:  1/1/2022
Biography:
Commissioner Ahrendt has served in the Lottery Commission since 2018. He currently resides in Sioux Falls where he was born and raised.
Commissioner Ahrendt has been employed with State Farm for 22 years and he is also a board member of the Sanford Health Foundation. He previously served as a board member for the
Good Samaritan Society.
Commissioner Ahrendt holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota
Political Party:Republican
Board Member Photo Name:  Jamie Huizenga
Position:  Commissioner
City:  Pierre
Term End Date:  1/1/2024
Biography:
Commissioner Huizenga has served with the Lottery Commission since 2018. He has been a resident of Pierre for nearly 25 years where he also serves on the city commission.
Commissioner Huizenga is also a member of the Pierre/Ft Pierre Rotary Club, Chair of Pierre/Ft Pierre Ambulance Committee and the Rawlins Library Board. Commissioner Huizenga is employed by Nagel Agency, Inc. as a crop and farm insurance agent.
Commissioner Huizenga was born and raised in Platte. He holds a business administration degree from Northern State University and also served in the South Dakota National Guard
Political Party:Republican
Board Member Photo Name:  Joe Kafka
Position:  Commissioner
City:  Valley Springs
Term End Date:  1/1/2023
Biography:
Commissioner Kafka has served on the Lottery Commission since 2016. He currently resides in Valley Springs after living in Pierre for 27 years.
Commissioner Kafka previously served as press secretary for governors Rounds and Daugaard. He also aided Gov. Daugaard with appointments to state boards and commissions.
Prior to joining state government, Commissioner Kafka enjoyed a 39-year career in journalism. This included work with the Associated Press in both Pierre and Washington
D.C. He covered 22 legislative sessions in South Dakota.
Political Party:Independant
Board Member Photo Name:  Tona Rozum
Position:  Commissioner
City:  Mitchell
Term End Date:  1/1/2024
Biography:
Commissioner Rozum has served in the Lottery Commission since 2021. She is a lifelong resident of Mitchell.
Commissioner Rozum is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University. She has been a financial advisor since 1991. She has also worked in Main Street retail business and as a teacher.
Commissioner Rozum previously served four 2-year terms in the South Dakota legislature as a representative.
Political Party:Republican
Board Member Photo Name:  William Shorma
Position:  Commissioner
City:  Dakota Dunes
Term End Date:  1/1/2022
Biography:
Chair William Shorma has served on the Lottery Commission since 2017. He has resided in Dakota Dunes since November of 2011.
Chair Shorma previously served as the SD District 16 Senator from May 2015 until January 2017. His career in public service also extends to numerous non-profit organizations, and he also served as president and director of the SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Chair Shorma's professional career also includes nearly 18 years as president of Shur-Co.
He also launched Rush-Co. of Springfield in 2009 and is currently the company's CEO and key accounts manager
Political Party:Republican