Entrepreneur. Advocate. Community Builder. Jolene’s Law.
As one of the Midwest’s leading voices for protecting children
and advocating for survivors of child abuse and sexual assault,
Jolene Loetscher has put purpose to the pain of her childhood.
Jolene started her career as an award-winning television reporter.
But in sharing her own story, she learned the power of public policy
to change lives. She’s worked to repeal the statute of limitations
on rape in South Dakota and is the namesake for Jolene’s Law,
which has created the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
As an entrepreneur, Jolene founded the region’s most honored company
for web video content, Mud Mile Communications. She’s also a leader
in the biotech industry, having lead the growth of dog DNA testing
through companies including DooGooders and PooPrints.
Jolene graduated top of her class from Northwestern University
and received her MBA in Global Executive Leadership from the University
of Nebraska. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Nate Burdine,
their daughter, Liberty, and two pugs, Moonshine Jerry and Mayhem Awesome.