Michelle Kane, Executive Director
Phone Number:605-642-6311 Email: Michelle.Kane@BHSU.edu
Prior to joining SD CEO, Michelle owned Black Hills PR, a public relations firm she launched in January 2011. Headquartered in Spearfish, Black Hills PR served local, regional and national clients with their public relations, social media management and marketing strategy. As a sought after speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, digital strategy and marketing, she also covered the region presenting and training at a wide range of conferences and workshops. In addition to a background in entrepreneurship, Michelle worked in early Silicon Valley at a high-tech boutique ad agency and in corporate communications for a semiconductor manufacturer. Other industry experience includes: public relations, sales and marketing and management positions in financial services, telecommunications, medical and legal services.
Michelle is originally from Sacramento, CA, and earned her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. She currently serves on the board of the Western Hills Humane Society and lives in Spearfish, with her husband, Mike, an English Teacher at Douglas Middle School in Box Elder and son, Jack.