Leadership South Dakota Announces “Graduation” of Rick & Val Melmer & Search for New Director

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Leadership South Dakota Announces “Graduation” of Rick & Val Melmer & Search for New Director

Posted by on September 6, 2022 in

After nine years at the helm of Leadership South Dakota, Executive Director Rick Melmer and wife Valerie Melmer, Hospitality Coordinator, have announced they are “graduating” from their respective roles following the completion of the 2023 program year. Since starting the program in 2014 with the mission to build the next generation of South Dakota leaders, […]

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Leadership South Dakota Welcomes 8th Class

Posted by on June 15, 2021 in

Leadership South Dakota is excited to announce the selection of 42 class members for their next 8-month leadership program. This class represents the 8th class to participate in Leadership South Dakota and will kick off the first session in Pierre this September. Leadership South Dakota is a statewide program with a mission to engage citizens […]

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Olds Dogs, New Tricks

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach Over the course of my professional life, I’ve learned that you must re-invent yourself from time to time. You know, switch things up – sing a new song – take on a new challenge. At the age of 59, I’m beginning a new venture as a Leadership Coach who works with […]

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Leadership Lessons from My Grandkids

Posted by on December 28, 2016 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach Our daughter Tara asked if I could watch her two daughters (our granddaughters) for one day – she was obviously desperate so she decided to entrust her two children to me! At the time, Kya was 4 and Ivy was 1 so I had them outmatched in the age department. Despite […]

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