Meet the Chamber Officers & Contract Staff
The Sundance Area Chamber of Commerce is a driving force for building a strong economy. Please contact your current Chamber of Commerce officers with any questions and to see how you can be more involved. We are pleased to have such a fine Board of Directors and are excited about the progress and new direction of our organization!
- President: Sheryl Klocker
- Vice President: Dave Cromes
- Treasurer: Andy Miller
- Secretary: Melissa Purvis
- Member: Bruce Speidel
Sheryl Klocker, President
Hi my name is Sheryl Klocker, and I am blessed to have been elected by my peers as your chamber of Commerce President. After having served 2 terms as a City Council member, this position seemed like a natural progression. I have lived in Sundance since I moved here as a teenager in 1977. I have watched this community grow and thrive and I am honored to have had a part in this endeavor. My husband Denis and I have raised a fine family of three daughters, all of whom graduated from school right here in Sundance. We have successfully built two thriving businesses here and are proud to call this fine little community home for more than 35 years.
Dave Cromes, Vice President
Dave is a US Navy veteran, with 20 years' experience in the corporate defense & aerospace industry. He moved overseas as a young sailor in 1993, and before moving to South Dakota in 2008, lived in Europe and traveled throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa in support of US defense objectives. In 2016, he started Illustra Advisory, LLC a consulting firm focused on small businesses facing challenges with people, processes or overall organizational effectiveness. He and his wife, Dr. Janie Hett, also own Peak Motion Physical Therapy in Sundance and Spearfish, and Peak Motion Fitness in Sundance. Most recently, they took the huge dive into convenience store ownership with the purchase of the State Line Station in Beulah, WY. They live in Beulah, WY with their two boys Nathan and Reagan.
“It’s an exciting and exceptionally challenging time to be a business owner in America. Businesses must remain vigilant and flexible to survive. The Chamber should be a place where businesses of all sizes and industries can work together to improve net opportunity in Sundance, while shaping a community business environment built solidly on the values we hold dear. I look forward to serving as your Chamber VP.”
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Andy Miller, Treasurer
Andy is President at Sundance State Bank and currently serves as the Chamber Treasurer. He is actively involved in both the Chamber and Main Street programs in Sundance, helping to promote economic development and a strong community. He has helped bring programs such as Small Business Saturday and Shop Small to Sundance.
A Wyoming native and graduate of Black Hills State University, he has a 18 year background in business banking and finance. Enjoying the outdoor opportunities, beautiful setting, and small town benefits Sundance has to offer, Andy and his wife moved their two children back to Sundance in 2015.
Melissa Purvis, Secretary
Bruce Speidel, Member
Bio Coming Soon.
Contract Staff Biography
Jamie Jessen, Director
Jamie is originally from South Dakota and moved to Sundance after getting married. She loves the beautiful area and can’t imagine calling any other place home.
She has worked with people and businesses for the last 10+ years, including 6 years as a full time graphic designer and 4+ years in the tourism industry. Jamie has degrees in both Graphic Design and Photography from Black Hills State University and took a few marketing classes that she really enjoyed. She enjoys helping the Chamber and its members grow, as well as building relationships with the businesses in the community. She has a passion for people, design, photography and gardening.
Jamie has been married to her husband Alex since 2015, and they have 3 wonderful children.