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Shawnie Rechtenbaugh Selected as 2019 Henry Toll Fellow





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Shawnie Rechtenbaugh Selected as 2019 Henry Toll Fellow

 

PIERRE, S.D. -Following a nomination from Governor Kristi Noem, South Dakota Department of Human Services Secretary Shawnie Rechtenbaugh was today accepted into the Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by the Council of State Governments (CSG). 

 

“Shawnie is one of the best and brightest leaders serving our state today,” said Governor Noem. “This is an incredible opportunity for South Dakota to be represented in this elite program and for Shawnie to gain valuable leadership experience that she can bring back to state government.”

 

Rechtenbaugh was selected from applicants from across the nation by a committee of elected and appointed state officials.

 

“I was surprised and humbled to be nominated by Governor Noem, and I am honored to be accepted into this program,” said Rechtenbaugh. “Spending the week with leaders from across the country will allow me to glean ideas and creative solutions from other state leaders. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to putting the skills I learn to use upon my return.” 

 

The Henry Toll Fellowship is an intensive leadership boot camp that brings leaders throughout the country together to stimulate personal assessment and growth while providing networking and relationship-building opportunities. The Fellowship accepts 48 applicants each year. Past Toll Fellowship graduates include other state leaders, governors and members of the United States Senate and Congress.

 

This year's program will be held Aug. 23 – Aug. 27 in Lexington, KY.

 

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