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Adam Molseed

Adam Molseed

Business Development Director

Adam oversees the business development team and their efforts to retain and expand existing businesses in South Dakota. Out-of-state businesses focused on key industries are also part of the recruitment efforts.

Joe Fiala

Partner Relations Director

Joe is responsible for overseeing the partner relations team’s efforts on a statewide economic development strategy that will assist local economic development corporations in positioning their community or region for economic growth.

Jack Valentine

Finance Director

Jack leads the finance team’s efforts to provide businesses throughout South Dakota with the best financing option to fuel their growth. Through multiple loan and grant opportunities, the finance team plays an essential role in keeping our state’s economy growing.

Ann Gesick-Johnson

Business Analytics Director

Ann oversees business analytics efforts. Business analytics uses data to show the economic growth for the state as well as making the case for businesses and people to make South Dakota their home.

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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