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South Dakota Science and Technology Authority
The SDSTA is managed by a board of directors who are appointed by the Governor of South Dakota.
Chairperson
Casey Peterson
Rapid City, South Dakota
Appointed:
By: Gov. Michael Rounds
Secretary/Treasurer
Pat Lebrun
Rapid City, South Dakota
Appointed:
By: Gov. Michael Rounds
Vice Chairperson
Dana Dykhouse
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Appointed:
By: Gov. Michael Rounds
Dr. Ani Aprahamian
Notre Dame University, Indiana
Appointed:
By: Gov. Michael Rounds
Paul Christen
Huron, South Dakota
Appointed:
By: Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Executive Director
Mike Headley
Spearfish, S.D.
Appointed:
By: SDSTA Board of Directors
Vice Chairperson
Ron Wheeler
Deadwood, South Dakota
Appointed:
By: Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Dr. Bob Wilson
Fort Collins, CO
Appointed:
By: Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Ex-officio board member
 Dr. Jan A. Puszynski
South Dakota School of Mines
Appointed:
By: Gov. Dennis Daugaard