USD Recognizes Deb Peters as Outstanding Alumni
Deb has received notification that she is one of four USD Alumni who will receive the USD "Unleash Your Legacy" award for 2018. The presentation of the award will be Friday, October 5 at the Muenster University Center on the USD campus in Vermillion, SD.
Included in the nomination that secured Deb's receiving this award was the following:
Deb graduated from USD in 1997 with a bachelor of business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Along with being a certified public accountant and running her own business, Central Valley Accounting Solutions, LLC in Hartford, she is also in her fourth term in the South Dakota Senate, previously serving in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2005-2010. She is president of the National Conference of State Legislatures and chairman for the Government Operations and Audit Committee. Deb has also been a nationwide leader for the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement, dedicated to ensuring internet retailers pay the same sales tax that local businesses are required to pay. In 2014, Deb gave the USD winter commencement address and in 2015, she received the USD Accounting and Finance Division’s Outstanding Service Award. Deb was also a 2016 honoree for Governing Magazine’s “Public Officials of the Year.”