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Schilling among four new appointees to Tourism Board

PIERRE -- Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling has been named to the South Dakota Board of Tourism.

He joins three other peo-ple named to the panel by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. They are: Ivan Sorbel, of Kyle, Kristi Wagner, of Whitewood, and Ted Hustead of Wall.

"It's definitely an honor to be selected to serve on the governor's tourism advisory board," Schilling said Friday. "It's something that's great for Mitchell, the Corn Palace and the community, and the entire region."

He said the board will meet every other month and hold a tourism conference in Pierre in January. It can also be called into a meeting by the governor.

Sorbel is the executive director of the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce; Wagner is owner of the Rushmore Center for Civic Leadership; Hustead is the president of Wall Drug.

"These are all quality individuals who have great passion for the visitor industry," Daugaard said. "I'm pleased that they've agreed to serve in this capacity."

Daugaard reappointed Frank Smith, of Gettysburg, James Entenman, of Sioux Falls, and Jim Schade, of Volga, to the Board of Tourism.

All the appointments are for three years; the positions are unpaid.

--From a Governor's Office release.