Mark Lauseng is executive director of the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). He began his career at SDHDA in 1986 as the director of finance and administration. He served on the Governor’s Reentry Council, has served on the Governor’s South Dakota Workforce Initiatives, and has served as a member of South Dakota’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. Lauseng also is a board member of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, serves on the executive committee of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition, is a member of the Homes for South Dakota Coalition, and serves as manager and vice-chairman of the South Dakota Authority Captive Insurance Company.
Lauseng is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Dakota Board of Accountancy. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.