• Staff

    Meet the team at The Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation!

  • Geri, CEO Geri, CEO

    Phone: 605.996.5567

    Email: Gbeck@MitchellSD.com

    Geri Beck is our Chief Executive Officer! She manages and directs the overall operations of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation.

  • Tiffany, Chamber & CVB Director Tiffany, Chamber & CVB Director

    Phone: 605.996.5567

    Email: Tiffany@MitchellSD.com

    Tiffany Batdorf is our Chamber & CVB Director. She assists our CEO in the overall administration of the Chamber and CVB and serves as a member of the executive team to establish policy, procedures, operational systems, and implementation of the Chamber's strategic plan.

  • Alex, Chamber Program Coordinator Alex, Chamber Program Coordinator

    Phone: 605.996.5567

    Email: Alex@MitchellSD.com

    Alex Heidinger is our Chamber Program Coordinator. She serves as the primary staff representative for Chamber committees and coordinates and implements specific committee activities with committee members. Alex is responsible for promoting and selling the benefits, services, and programs for the Chamber, assisting with media and public relations, and helping with day-to-day operations of the office.

  • Johanna, CVB Marketing Coordinator Johanna, CVB Marketing Coordinator

    Phone: 605.996.5567

    Email: Johanna@MitchellSD.com

    Johanna Allen is our CVB Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for building our advertising and tourism programs, maintaining the CVB's social media platforms, and supporting the organization’s mission with communication tools and strategies that position Mitchell as a desirable visitor destination. 

  • Kimberly, CFO Kimberly, CFO

    Phone: 605.996.5567

    Email: Kimberly@MitchellSD.com

    Kimberly Lofgren is our Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Chamber, Development Corp, CVB, enterprise division, and MMS&B. Her duties include monitoring cash flow, meeting with the CEO and Chamber Board to discuss the best practices for company finances and coming up with strategic plans to improve overall financial health.

  • Ellie, Tourism Retail Manager Ellie, Tourism Retail Manager

    Phone 605.996.6223

    Email: Ellie@MitchellSD.com

    Ellie Hohn is our Tourism Retail Manager. She is responsible for managing the retail and wholesale business of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce including the purchasing of inventory, retail merchandising, and inventory control for the Corn Palace Gift Shop and South Dakota Made Gift Shop. She hires, trains, and supervises staff for the gift shop, assists in marketing efforts for the Corn Palace, maintains and schedules bus tour groups and visitor requests for the Corn Palace, and more!

  • Troy, Gift Shop Manager Troy, Gift Shop Manager

    Phone: 605.996.1191

    Email: Troy@MitchellSD.com

    Troy Magnuson is our Gift Shop Manager. He is probably best known for his outstanding tours of the World’s Only Corn Palace, which are based on his incredible knowledge gleaned over 30+ years working in tourism in Mitchell.

  • Laurie, Director of Operations Laurie, Director of Operations

    Phone: 605.996.1140

    Email: Lcooper@MitchellSD.com

    Laurie Cooper has been our Director of Operations at the Mitchell Chamber and the Development Corporation for the past 25 years. She’s usually the first face you see when you walk in the door at 601 N. Main St.  Laurie keeps things running by managing the office, Chamber & MADC properties, property research for potential business, scheduling and sometimes, people. If you have a question – regardless of whether it’s who, what, why, where or when – Laurie probably knows the answer.

  • David, Regional Development Director David, Regional Development Director

    Phone: 605.996.1140

    Email: Dlambert@MitchellSD.com

    David Lambert is our Regional Development Director. For the last 24 years, David’s work experiences have been in the areas of community and economic development – most recently with Dakota Heartland Development Association (DHDA).  DHDA provides technical business assistance for a consortium of communities in a six-county region in South Central South Dakota under a contract-for-services through the Mitchell Area Development Corporation.

  • Gigi, Workforce and Inclusivity Coordinator Gigi, Workforce and Inclusivity Coordinator

    Phone: 605.996.1140

    Email: Gigi@MitchellSD.com

    Gigi Tavarez is our Workforce and Inclusivity Coordinator. Her primary function is to plan, direct, and implement workforce development and inclusivity for the Mitchell Area. Gigi is bilingual with fluency in Spanish and English.