Champions of Change
Champion of Change
Janelle Jessen

Janelle Jessen is the Accounting and Office Manager for Venture Communications Cooperative in Highmore, South Dakota. For the past 15 years, Janelle has been integral to the growth and expansion of Venture Communications. After receiving a $5.2 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a fiber-to-the-premise project in an underserved area of South Dakota, Janelle’s hard work ensured 865 rural subscribers have new and improved broadband service. These rural households, companies, and community organizations are using this new service to improve public safety, develop businesses, and stay better connected.