Nine customers sit on the Alliance Communications Board of Directors. They’re customers just like you, and they use Alliance’s services daily.
They’ve stepped forward to set the mission, approve the budget and determine the cooperative’s strategic direction.
Alliance customers sit on our board of directors because we are a customer-owned communications cooperative. You, their fellow customers, elect board members to three-year terms during our annual meeting every spring. Once they’re elected to the Alliance Communications Board of Directors, they attend monthly board meetings on your behalf.
Jeff Haagenson, President
Jeff represents District 3 and lives in rural Baltic. He grew up on a family farm with six brothers and sisters. He graduated from Baltic High School and attended Northern State University. Jeff earned bachelor’s degrees in industrial technology and secondary education. He currently works for Datamars Inc. as a national sales representative.
Terry Johnson, Vice President
Terry represents District 1 and lives in Garretson. He graduated from Garretson High School and spent most of his life in the Garretson area. He is a realtor with Hegg Realtors and is involved with residential land development.
Kevin Lawrence, Secretary/Treasurer
Kevin represents District 2 and lives in Brandon. He grew up in Baltic and attended Augustana University. He worked for 15 years in the telecommunications industry with Midco and Vast Broadband in multiple roles, including managing customer service and network operations teams. He currently works at PREMIER Bankcard.
Todd represents District 2 and lives on a farm between Brandon and Valley Springs. He grew up on a family farm and earned a two-year degree in diesel mechanics from Lake Area Technical Institute. Todd currently farms in the Brandon Valley area.
Vince represents District 3 and lives on a farm near Crooks. He attended South Dakota State University for three years and studied agriculture. He farms with his son and also is a licensed real-estate agent that manages and brokers agricultural land for landowners.
Steve represents District 1 and lives on a farm northwest of Garretson. He graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute with a degree in architectural drafting and building construction. Steve currently farms in the Garretson area.
Gary represents District 4 and lives in Alcester. He grew up on a farm near Alcester and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in business administration. He retired as president of Alkota Cleaning in Alcester.
Randy represents District 5 and lives in Larchwood. He graduated from West Lyon Community School and later earned a bachelor of arts degree in business and education from the University of Northern Iowa. He has worked in a variety of industries, including Home Federal Savings Bank, Hickory Tech Telephone, and the Larchwood Lumber Company. He retired from Cooperative Farmers Elevator in Larchwood in the office.
Bob represents District 3 and lives on an acreage between Baltic and Renner. He graduated from Tri-Valley High School and earned a fire science degree from Casper College. He retired from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. He currently works as a wildland firefighter on a National Incident Management Team. He’s also a safety officer for the Rocky Mountain Blue Team and gets assigned to wildfires across the country during wildland fire season.