Mount Rushmore

Our Team

The Rushmore Region team consists of on-staff economic development professionals who are sanctioned by local economic development organizations, cities, and/or counties to represent their investment in the region. It also includes local utility and SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) representatives.

  • Ali DeMersseman

    Ali DeMersseman

    Executive Director

    West River Business Service Center
    605.716.0050
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  • Hollie Stadler

    Hollie Stalder

    Executive Director

    Belle Fourche Economic Development Corporation
    605.892.5065
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  • Mutch Usera

    Mutch Usera

    Sr. Program Manager-Community Relations

    Black Hills Energy
    605.716.3951
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  • Tanya Olson

    Tanya Olson

    Secretary

    Custer Area Economic Development Corporation
    605.673.3167
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  • Kevin Wagner

    Kevin Wagner

    Executive Director

    Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Corporation
    605.722.6939
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  • Glen Kane

    Glen Kane

    Managing Director

    Ellsworth Development Authority
    605.390.7290
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  • Chris VanNess

    Chris VanNess

    EDC Coordinator

    Heart of the Hills Economic Development Corporation
    605.574.9454
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  • Jeff Haverly

    Jeff Haverly

    Elevate Rapid City/Economic Development
    605.716.0004
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  • Lori Frederick

    Lori Frederick

    Community Development Representative

    South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development
    605.641.8320
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  • Andrea Powers

    Andrea Powers

    Executive Director

    Southern Hills Economic Development
    605.745.3551
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  • Kory Menken

    Kory Menken

    Executive Director

    Spearfish Economic Development Corporation
    605.642.3832
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  • Amanda Anglin

    Amanda Anglin

    President

    Sturgis Economic Development Corporation
    605.347.4906
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  • Lonnie Harmon

    Lonnie Harmon

    City Administrator

    City of Summerset
    605.718.9858
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  • Liliya Stone

    Liliya Stone

    Executive Director

    Wall Economic Development Corporation
    605.279.2663
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  • Pat Kurtenbach

    Pat Kurtenbach

    Regional Economic Development Coordinator

    West River Business Service Center
    605.490.7201
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  • Mitch Nachtigall

    Mitch Nachtigall

    Client Manager

    Ascent Innovation
    605.716.0002
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  • Blaise Emerson

    Blaise Emerson

    Community and Economic Development Director

    City of Box Elder
    605.923.1404
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