SDPA would like to acknowledge and thank all the past presidents for their contributions to SDPA!

We wouldn't be where
we are without your
foresight and advancement
of the profession!

Past Presidents of SDPA
2017-2018 SDPA President
Jessica Huyck, ACP
Jessica Huyck, ACP, obtained her degree in Legal Studies from Colorado Technical University in 2010, graduating with highest honors. She earned her Certified Paralegal (CP) status from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in 2011 and her Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) status from NALA in 2013 in the specialty area of commercial bankruptcy. Jessica worked as a paralegal for a general practice firm in Brookings following her graduation in 2010 and until the start of 2014, at which time she began her employment with South Dakota State University as a Legal Affairs Specialist in the Office of General Counsel. Jessica has been a member of SDPA since 2009 and has served on various committees within the organization, including the Education Committee, Public Relations Committee and Website Committee. Jessica was elected SDPA’s Member of the Year for 2014-2015. Jessica also successfully completed the Leadership Brookings program in 2018. She regularly volunteers within her community, including her various roles with the First United Methodist Church of Brookings. Spending time with her husband and three daughters is Jessica’s favorite thing to do when she’s not at the office.

2017-2018 Jessica Huyck, ACP
2015-2017 Janet Miller, CP
2014-2015 Becky Purington, ACP
2013-2014 Christi Weideman, ACP
2012-2013 Dixie Riter, CP
2011-2012 Tammy Ackerman, CP
2010-2011 Cindy Schmit, ACP
2009-2010 Kayne Larimer, ACP
2008-2009 Dixie Bader, CP
2007-2008 Becky Purington, CP
2006-2007 Jennifer Pravecek, ACP
2005-2006 Michelle Schmidt, ACP
2004-2005 Rhonda Rentz, CP
2003-2004 Rosie Kean, CLNC, CNLCP
2002-2003 Chris Lillo, ACP
2001-2002 Don Bender, CP
2000-2001 Shiloh MacNally, CLA
1999-2000 Cherly Brewer, CP
1998-1999 Terri Miller, CP
1997-1998 Joan Gillespie, CP
1996-1997 Dennyce Korb, CLA
1995-1996 Michael Bultema
1994-1995 Dory Maks
1993-1994 Pam van Engelenhoven, CP
1992-1993 Debra Niemi, CLA
1991-1992 Louise Peterson, CP
1990-1991 Cindy Johnson, CLA
1989-1990 Karen Jaqua, CLA