Fred Slunecka

Pat Costello

Board of Directors

Pat Costello is the vice president of Schoeneman Bros. Co. in Sioux Falls, SD and oversees operations of the company’s four lumber yards. Costello was previously the commissioner of the State of South Dakota’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and he also served as a member of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s six-person Executive Committee.

Costello began his career as a certified public accountant working with firms in Arizona and South Dakota. Over the past 28 years, Costello has operated small businesses and restaurants in Sioux Falls and Omaha.

He currently serves as a board trustee for the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, board treasurer for the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, member of the Issues Management Committee for the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Local Government Affairs Committee for the Sioux Empire Home Builders Association.

Costello has served on the Children’s Care Hospital and School (now LifeScape) Board of Directors, the Sioux Falls City Council from 2006 to 2010 (Chairman 2009-2010), the State of South Dakota Board of Economic Development and other committees of non-profit organizations. Costello holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Arizona State University.