From the desk of the Executive Director
A Final Farewell………………
Dear Board Members and the Members of the SD Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association:
The time has finally arrived for me to retire from the working world. One of my greatest pleasures of working has been as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association for the past 9-1/2 years.
It has been a great pleasure to work with all of the board, our lobbyist, members, vendors, service providers, and for all those in the industry. I will miss many aspects of the position, but especially the many people I have met over the years and throughout the state during my tenure. This position has been both professionally and personally rewarding and something I had hoped and dreamed of doing in my career.
My last official day is March 31st as Executive Director and will be taken over by the Lancaster Management Group, LLC (LMG) located in Pierre, SD. I will help during the transition phase in any way that I can, working with them to insure it is a smooth transition for the organization and for our members.
I appreciate and thank all of you for your help and working with me these past years. I would especially like to thank all the board for their leadership, continued support, and for all the time they spend on the board to support the industry and to guide the association in the right direction for the wellbeing and protection of our members and their businesses so that you can all thrive and be successful wherever you are located in the state. I have learned so much from them and all of you and all that you bring to the state of South Dakota. Times have been very difficult during the past year for the industry and for so many people that we care about, but I truly believe we will prevail. You are an important part of all our communities, and I know we will get through this crisis as a state and as a country together.
I wish all the best to you personally and for your businesses, and the continued success of this amazing organization and the industry in the months and years ahead. Although I will no longer be working for the association, I will remain and continue to be a strong advocate in any way that I can be for the good of the industry.
Thank you for a great 9-1/2 years!!
Cathy Berg, Executive Director
SD Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association