Darren Siekman is a 15 year board member of Bennington Public Schools and Vice President of Business Development for Valmont Global Irrigation and Tubing. Upon graduation from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with a degree with Agribusiness, his entire career has been in and Agriculture and Technology, including the Scoular Company, DTN (Data Transmission Network), Behlen Mfg. Co and now Valmont. Education is a family passion, as his wife LeAnn is a career educator who currently is a Science Instructor at DC West Middle School and a father who is retired from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln as an extension educator. Siekman has also served on the board of Ak-Sar-Ben River City Round Up and Maplewood United Methodist Preschool.