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
and guides South Dakota's plan to end child abuse by 2026.
As an entrepreneur, Jolene is CEO of the most honored same-day
documentary and advertising agency, Mud Mile Communications
and its newest division, Adrenaline Sports Marketing.
Jolene graduated top of her class from Northwestern University and
received her MBA in Global Executive Leadership from the
University of Nebraska. She's also South Dakota's first Presidential Leadership Scholar
and an active alumnna of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Nate Burdine,
their daughter, Liberty, and two pugs, Moonshine Jerry and Mayhem Awesome.