Meet our South Dakota Team!
Our Sioux Falls, SD team has been busy creating impact in their community! If you would like to connect with them directly to see how you can get involved, email Jennifer.Fleming@simonsaysgive.org or Nolan.Fleming@simonsaysgive.org. Phone: 605-376-1308.
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Jennifer is our Director of the Board overseeing our South Dakota operations. She is a goal-oriented leader and seasoned communicator with a wealth of experience in communications, public relations, technology, real estate and healthcare – and a mom! Her son Nolan is our Kid President of the Simon Says Give Chapter in Sioux Falls, SD. Together with Nolan and the Simon Says Give team she will facilitate leading and directing our growth into new areas of the country! As a strategic thinker, Jennifer is able to grasp abstract ideas and concepts, achieving positive results. Her entrepreneurial ideations allowed her to be the first to develop a program for online help software in the Cardiology IT division for GE. As a media insider, she is well networked in media strategy and has developed creative messaging and story ideas resulting in client coverage in top tier media – Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, MSNBC, Fox, New York Times, Chief Executive, Mashable, TechCrunch, and GigaOM – among many others.
Sheila is an image and impression management expert driven to empower corporate professionals across the globe in growing their strategic visibility. Her exceptional talent benefits executives and notables at any level in polishing all facets of their brand – appearance, attire, behavior, body language, and more – to power brand-aligned personal presence and communication style. From professional modeling that includes runway, print, and TV commercial work to a career in brand management, Sheila draws from over two decades of experience when speaking and producing in the world of impression management. She also has nonprofit board experience. She served six years on the International Board of Cosmopolitan International and two years on their Foundation Board, a service club that raises money for diabetes education and research. In 2013-14 she was elected as the International President, being only the third woman to hold that office.
Joan joined Sunrise Banks as Senior Vice President for prepaid card services in June of 2012. She is responsible for the strategic initiatives and successful growth of the bank’s prepaid line of business. Before joining Sunrise Banks, Joan worked with UMB Bank, Kansas City, Mo and was responsible for their non-healthcare prepaid and debit card programs. Joan began her career in payments almost 30 years ago holding various management positions in operations, product development and sales and marketing on both the issuing and acquiring sides of the card business. She has worked with such organizations as Boatman’s Bank (now Bank of America) and Heartland Payment Systems and Heartland Bank. Joan earned her B.A. and M.A. in business and marketing from Webster University, St. Louis MO.
Wendy Alexander has over 15 years of human resources experience and is currently the Talent & Culture Specialist at TAK Communications in Sioux Falls, SD where she works with recruitment, social media, assessments, engagement, culture and retention. Prior to that she was the Human Resources Generalist at Home Federal Bank in Sioux Falls, SD where she was responsible for much of the recruitment and employee recognition events along with heading internal various committees.
She also serves on the Board for the National Kidney Foundation – Dakotas and serves as a member of the ‘Hood Magazine Panel. She is a past member of the Client Advisory Board for Profiles International, Inc.
She also has a consulting business around her passion of assessments called Star Finder by Wendy Alexander where she administers DISC assessments as well as facilitates presentations on DISC assessments and LinkedIn tips.
Cathi Jo is an insightful and strategy driven team player – with a proven ability to serve complex situations and produce positive results. Extensive experience in management – with expert project management, needs assessment, and facilitation skills. Strong time management skills, excellent multi-tasker. Proven ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and create a culture of operational efficiency and service excellence.
Cathi Jo is an active member of the foster care community as a foster parent, parent mentor for birth parents who have lost their children to DHS, and to other foster parents. Over the last 14 years she has had the great joy of bringing dozens of children of abuse and neglect into her home as a foster parent, and has adopted three children out of foster care making her a proud mother of seven, as she continues to foster others’ children.
Professionally, Cathi Jo was a children’s pastor for 25 years, and has her degree in Biblical Studies and Cross Culture from Trinity Bible College. She is the Concierge at The C-Suite Network.
Ever wonder how a designer sees the world? For Becky who’s been in the design field for twenty years, it’s through harmonies of color, shape and texture which come together to begin the creative tool box for visual problem solving. Curiosity and visual problem solving are the driving passions behind this girl who isn’t satisfied if a day goes by without something being accomplished. Constantly in motion, Becky strives to deliver work that brings together a balance between the logical and emotional connections it will deliver to it’s viewers. It’s this passion and curiosity about the world that drives Becky and inspires her creativity by looking at the world around her as her own giant encyclopedia and visual playground. Becky has been an integral part of the branding and rebranding of companies and products during her career including Grand Prairie Foods, US BioEnergy and POET. A native of Iowa, Becky studied at the University of Northern Iowa and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a graphic design emphasis. With several awards, honors and battle scars, Becky is a founding member of the South Dakota chapter of AIGA, serving over three years on the board of directors and is also a partner in 724, managing the creative department.