The committee behind Connect Brookings consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries that work to plan programming and events to connect the young professionals, SDSU students, and new residents of the Brookings area. Events the committee typically plans include professional mixers, relevant trainings and fun gatherings. Be sure to follow the Chamber's social media page to hear about our upcoming events, and join the Connect Brookings Facebook group to stay connected!
Committee Purpose: To be a leader in the Brookings area’s workforce retention effort, connecting SDSU students, young professionals, and new residents with the community at-large.
Pattie Berkner - Legacy Financial Partners Ameriprise Financial
Thomas Dunn - Lake Area Technical College
Jenna Palmer - First Bank & Trust
Seth Sayler - Marli and Seth Sayler of Best Choice Real Estate
Tony Teesdale - Teesdale Law Office
Tina Birgen - SDSU Opportunity Center
Nate Bylander - Fishback Honors College at SDSU
Kesmond Willert - Bowes Construction
Layne Manson - SDSU College of Natural Science
Casey Stickland - Outreach Coordinator