Board of Directors
Marie Anne Ben • President
Stan Anker • Vice President
Richard Waits • Treasurer
Robyn Tyler • Secretary
Get to Know Your Board of Directors
President - Marie Anne Ben/Vermillion
Marie Ann became a Lion in September of 2006.
Her background is in teaching and peer coaching and she recently reconciled finances for her employer totaling over six million dollars. When she is not busy with work, she likes to travel, enjoys gourmet meals, cooking and wine.
Becoming a club member and becoming familiar with and involved in the governmental structure of Lions Club have been important accomplishments for Marie Anne.
Vice President - Stan Anker/Rapid City
Stand has been a Lion for eight years.
He is an attorney, with a background in accounting. When it's time to get away, Stan enjoys his annual fly-fishing trip to Montana. He has served as an officer of the District 5SW Cabinet for four years – and is currently serving as such. Stan has also served as an officer of his club and on the club's Board of Directors for seven years and served as President in 2009-10. Stan has chaired several committees at club level, served on a committee for MD5 and attended the Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute.
One of his greatest accomplishments during his time as a Lion has been; helping the Foundation and the District with changes to the by-laws, which in turn makes them more responsive to the needs of the people being served.
Treasurer - Richard Waits/Rapid City
Richard has been a part of Lions for six years.
His career has been in the areas of accounting and teaching. He holds a BS in Education, with a major in Social Science and a minor in Accounting. Richard has put his degree to good use, teaching both high school students and adults in the fields of accounting, taxation and leadership. He has been in business for himself for over 25 years.
One of the more important projects that Richard has been a part of was the Rushmore Lions Clubs service project that developed the Rushmore Lions Nature Park in Rapid City.