VCDC Board of Directors

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Meet the 2023 VCDC Board of Directors!

Executive Committee:

Jeff Erickson, Chair

Joe Hoose, Vice Chair

Andy Schulz, Treasurer

Deb Christensen, Secretary

Scott Pohlson, Past Chair

Jeff Erickson

Chair of the Board

Erickson Solutions Group

President & CEO

Joe Hoose

Vice Chair of the Board

USD Foundation

Executive Director of Talent Management & Administration

Andy Schulz

Treasurer of the Board

First Bank & Trust Vermillion

Community Bank President

Serving: 2023-2025

Deb Christensen

Secretary of the Board

Bank of the West

Branch Manager

Serving: 2023-2025

Scott Pohlson

Past Chair of the Board

University of South Dakota

Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing & University Relations

Damon Alvey

Vermillion School District Appointed Seat

Vermillion School District



Travis Mockler

County Appointed Seat

Clay County

Clay County Commissioner


Dustin Sockness

Polaris, Inc.

Distribution Center Manager

Serving: 2022-2024

Collin Lind

Pizza Ranch


Serving: 2021-2023

Gregg Peters

ACE Hardware


Serving: 2022-2024

John Prescott

City Appointed Seat

City of Vermillion

City Manager

Jon Cole

City Appointed Seat

Farm Bureau Financial Services – Jon Cole Agency

City of Vermillion

Mayor of Vermillion (’22-’26)


Veronica Schmidt

Sanford Vermillion Medical Center

Senior Director

Serving: 2023


Katey Ulrich

USD Appointed Seat

University of South Dakota

Knudson School of Law 

Director of Admissions

Dave Hertz

Midwest Ready Mix


Serving: 2021-2023