Mike is the Communications Manager for Delta Dental of South Dakota. He joined the DDSD team in May 2015 after an extensive public relations career in South Dakota state government. His previous positions include special projects coordinator for the Bureau of Administration, advertising and public relations director for the South Dakota Lottery, and deputy press secretary for Gov. Bill Janklow. Mike also serves as the communications director for the Oahe Hockey Association, and is a board member for the Pierre Youth Orchestra and advisory board member for the Trail of Governors project. Mike is a South Dakota native, and he and his wife Kathi have two teenage sons in high school.