DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT
Ellie Naasz is the Community Impact Director for Dakota Resources. She is a Jefferson, South Dakota, native who brings enthusiasm and knowledge to her position. She is a jack of all trades, helping Dakota Resources understand the impact their programs have on rural communities, supplying materials and support to the Dakota Resources community coaches, coordinating event logistics, working alongside marketing and promotions, and overseeing the HQ office in Renner. Ellie graduated with a business degree in economics from the University of South Dakota, and then went to Colorado State University for her master’s degree in agriculture and resource economics. She has experience working in small businesses, corporations, and the public sector. Working for Dakota Resources in her home state is a dream come true. In her spare time, she loves to travel, spend time outside, garden, read, and cook. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Jacob.