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Secretary Marcia Hultman
Marcia Hultman was appointed the Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) by Governor Dennis Daugaard in 2014 and reappointed by Governor Kristi Noem in 2019. Prior to her appointment, she had served in a variety of leadership roles with DLR for 17 years.
Throughout her career, Marcia has been actively involved in the delivery of workforce training, employment, adult education and literacy, and unemployment insurance services funded by USDOL, as well as state specific wage and hour, workers’ compensation, and human rights programs.
Marcia chairs the Reemployment Assistance Advisory Council (formerly the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council), and serves on the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, Workforce Development Council, Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, and the DOL Retirement Board. Additionally, Marcia is responsible for regulatory functions related to the banking, insurance, and securities industries, as well as occupational and professional licensing boards and commissions.
Marcia received a bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University and completed the Council of State Government Henry Toll Leadership program in 2016.
She is a native of Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Just as her grandmother and mother before her, she was trained to be a teacher. She taught school in Hot Springs, Custer, and Rapid City before relocating to Pierre and joining state government in 1997.