BH&B Board of Directors | Jean Maher | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

BH&B Board of Directors | Jean Maher

  •  BH&B Board of Directors | Jean Maher

The BH&B Board of Directors plays an important role in the success of the organization by providing strategic oversight, guidance and influence to support the organization’s mission. The board represents diverse members throughout the industry and community and we’d like to introduce them to you!

Name
Jean Maher

Business
Tri-State Museum and Center of the Nation Visitor Center

Position
Assistant Director

Favorite thing about BH&B
Impressive use of marketing skills to reach optimum visitor prospects.

What inspired me to be in tourism
It is a very positive industry, helping people to plan their vacations and have fun.

What influenced me to be on the Board of Directors
The board is comprised of knowledgeable people from many different segments of tourism. I enjoy learning from them and about their businesses.

What excites me about BH&B
New technology is being explored to find even better ways to connect with visitors.

What I want others to know about BH&B
Black Hills and Badlands has the interests of its members as a top priority in getting members’ business information to the public.

My hope for the future of BH&B
I hope they continue with their success in bringing innovative ideas to better inform people of the great experiences available in our area.

New and exciting here
During our 10-week closure in the spring due to COVID 19, the museum staff of 4 refreshed the entire museum. In addition to thoroughly cleaning everything, we now have all new storyboards, newly mounted pictures, fresh paint and several new exhibits.

Upcoming events
A temporary exhibit titled History of Medicine opens on September 26 with an informal reception from 9 am to 5 pm. It explores medicine and medical practices of the past and highlights some of the prominent doctors of the area.

Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 4 pm is our annual Pumpkinfest event. There will be games, activities, food vendors, the “haunted” Johnny Spaulding cabin, and a play put on by the Tri-State Performers. Everything except the food is free and there is a costume contest, so bring the whole family.

Learn more about Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association's Board of Directors here.