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Hannah Mulder Receives 2020 SDDVA Employee of the Year Award

FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, August 25, 2020


For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or audry.ricketts@state.sd.us (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs)


PIERRE, S.D. Hannah Mulder of Sioux Falls has been named the 2020 South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Employee of the Year. Mulder was recognized by her peers at SDDVA’s annual benefit conference Monday, Aug. 24, in Pierre.  


Hannah joined the SDDVA team in 2019 and serves as a state claims examiner.   

Key Achievements of the Employee of the Year:

  • Exceeding expectations regarding veteran’s issues.
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for the Department’s mission statement.
  • Job knowledge.
  • Outstanding outreach efforts.
  • Involvement and active participation with service organizations.
  • Growing relationship with T/CVSOs.


“Hannah is very dedicated and has an outstanding work ethic,” said Greg Whitlock, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. “Hannah’s talents ensure that the claims we are submitting are error free and timely, She never turns down the opportunity to learn new things.  Her curious mind and her love for learning are an asset to the Department.”


The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and its partners assist South Dakota veterans in receiving over $743 million in annual benefits. The Department’s mission is to provide comprehensive care to veterans and their families regarding healthcare, education, disability benefits, long-term care, and burial honors. Visit us online at: https://vetaffairs.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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