Shawn Bohn was appointed the Director of the Dakotas Regional Office in March 2016. He previously served as Veterans Service Center Manager at the Sioux Falls Regional Office. He administers benefits and services to over 155,675 Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in North Dakota, South Dakota, and 15 counties in northwestern Minnesota. He is responsible for delivering about $422 million in annual benefit payments to more than 34,000 Veterans. He leads employees staffing the Regional Offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Fort Meade, S.D., and in Fargo and Bismarck, N.D.
Margie Polak was the Acting Veteran Readiness and Employment Officer (VREO) for the Dakotas starting in December 2015 and was promoted to the VREO position in December 2016. Her career began in July 1999 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Sioux Falls Regional Office.