The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is pleased to announce Cayley Schmitt will be joining the organization as its new Marketing and Administrative Coordinator.

Schmitt will be responsible for administering office operations and supporting SEDC’s marketing strategy and implementation. Schmitt will be graduating from Black Hills State University (BHSU) in May with a Bachelor of

Science in Business Administration Specializing in Economics & Finance and a minor in Political Science.  She is currently President of the BHSU Jacket Investment Club, a Vice President for the BHSU Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and a former member of the BHSU triathlon team.

Additionally, Schmitt has been employed with Pioneer Bank and Trust and Pioneer Wealth Management since 2018.  She also previously worked at Security National Bank in Sioux Falls, served as a legislative page in the South Dakota House of Representatives, and was appointed to the Sioux Falls Youth Advisory Council.

“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with SEDC in improving the community of Spearfish,” said Schmitt.  “I am especially excited to meet and support local business owners and learn as much as I can about this beautiful, blossoming town.”

Beginning April 1, Schmitt will be joining Kory Menken, Executive Director of SEDC, and Larry Klarenbeek, SEDC Special Projects coordinator.  She will succeed Laine Mitchel

l, who has accepted the Marketing and Communications Director position at Butte Electric Cooperative, Inc.

“We are elated to welcome Cayley to the SEDC team,” said Menken. “Her enthusiasm, experiences and skill set will contribute greatly to our continued success.  We look forward to this next chapter in SEDC’s ongoing evolution as a first-rate economic development organization.”