Dean Krogman, is a graduate of South Dakota State University. He holds a B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in guidance and counseling. Krogman serves as chief lobbyist for the South Dakota State Medical Association. He previously served from 1984 to 1989 as a state representative in the South Dakota Legislature representing Brookings County. He is broker/owner of Gustafson, Krogman, & Associates Realty in Brookings, and also held management positions in wholesale financing and banking. He worked for the Brookings School District for four years as a counselor, administrator, and assistant coach, and was a member of the Brookings School Board from 1979 to 1981.