Sioux Empire United Way Welcomes New Board Members & Honors Retiring Leaders

The Sioux Empire United Way Board of Directors welcomes new members and thanks those for their past service. We could not do everything we do in the community without the vital team of individuals and their businesses for dedicating time and talents to serve on our Board of Directors. Thank you for your dedication to the mission.


Please join us in welcoming:

  • Wayne Baumberger, Diamond Mowers
  • Luke Carr, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith
  • Sandy Dieleman, Avera@Home
  • Julia Disburg, First PREMIER Bank
  • Paul Hanson, Sanford Health
  • Sarah Hogg, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
  • Mark Millage, Furniture Mart USA


Please join us in thanking those retiring:

  • Dr. Mike Frankman, Falls Dental
  • Alex Ramirez, USA Media TV
  • Steve Statz, Avera


Special thank you to Randy Knecht with Journey Group for his past service as Board Chair and congratulations to Kate Kotzea with Click Rain for being elected the new 2024 Board Chair. 

For an updated listing of the 2024 Sioux Empire United Way Board of Directors, visit

Randy Knecht and Kate Kotzea Sioux Empire United Way

Alex Ramirez, Randy Knecht, and Steve Statz photographed with exiting board member plaques.