Program Specialist

Susan Smith joined CPCM in September 2020. Susan received bachelors’ degrees in journalism and political science and a masters in communication with a journalism specialization from South Dakota State University. She worked for 13 years as the student media adviser for The Collegian newspaper and KSDJ radio station at SDSU. She taught several classes, including public…

SANE Program Coordinator

Kristi Kranz joined CPCM in February 2019. Kristi received a Bachelor of Science in K-8 Education from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership through Southwest Minnesota State University. After spending four years as a classroom teacher, she moved to the Sioux Falls area and spent the next 12 years at…

CPCM Director

Carrie Gonsor Sanderson is a Pierre, South Dakota native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Dakota. Immediately after receiving her education, Ms. Sanderson served as the Executive Director for the South Dakota Association for County Officials where Ms. Sanderson represented South Dakota’s…