Foundation Board of Directors

A Message From the Director

Stephen Williamson, Foundation Director

Investing in students and their desire to lead, build, take care of their families, own a business and work hard is the number one mission of the Southeast Tech Foundation. By providing funds for scholarships, facilities, services and supporting our faculty, the Foundation invests in students and workforce development in our region. We invite you to support the Foundation by giving to the endowment, annual fund, scholarship support, a capital project, in-kind or adding Southeast to your estate plans. We appreciate your support and consideration and I am always available to discuss how Southeast fits into your charitable budget or answer questions. It is time for Tech!

Stephen Williamson




Board Members

Kari Karst

Kari KARST, Chair

BX Civil & Construction

Tony Nour

TONY NOUR, Vice chair

First Premier Bank

Trent Bruce

Trent Bruce

DGR Engineering

Mark Cotter headshot

Mark Cotter

City of Sioux Falls


Christine Erickson

South Dakota Trucking Association
Sioux Falls City Council
Bob Griggs

Robert Griggs

Southeast Tech President

Karla Haugan headshot

Karla Haugan

Sanford Health 
Jason Herrboldt headshot

Jason Herrboldt

First Bank and Trust


nancy hoines

American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota


Brian Jans

Jans Corporation

Mike Jaspers

Mike Jaspers

East River Electric

Kira Kimball


Foundation liaison to Southeast Tech Council, Marsh McLennan Agency LLC

Rob Kurtenbach headshot


Bender Commercial


Bannon Larson

Electric Supply Co.

Mike May headshot

Mike May

JDS Industries

Mark Mickelson Headshot

Mark Mickelson

Mickelson & Company

Southeast Tech Council Representative

Thomas Otten headshot

Thomas Otten

Avera Behavioral Health Care

Marcella Prokop headshot

marcella prokop

Southeast Technical College


Jon ziebarth

Architectural Roofing and Sheetmetal Inc. ARS, a Tecta America Company

Ex-Officio Members

Tonya VanBriesen


Southeast Tech Alumni Engagement and Donor Management Associate

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Southeast Tech Foundation Accountant

Mike Stephens

Mike Stephens

Southeast Tech Accounting Manager

Stephen Williamson

Stephen Williamson

Southeast Tech Foundation Director