Tyler Tordsen is the Southeast Regional Director and State Director of Tribal Affairs for United States Senator Mike Rounds. His role includes helping South Dakotans through issues arising with the federal government, promoting communication to and from the Senator’s office and overseeing the operations and management of Senator Rounds’ Sioux Falls office.
Before moving back to Sioux Falls in April of 2017, Tyler spent two years serving as a Special Assistant to Senator Rounds in his Pierre, South Dakota office, working on constituent services, focusing on outreach and specializing in tribal relations and local governments.
Tyler is a lifelong South Dakotan who was born in Sioux Falls, grew up in Rapid City and is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. He has a Bachelors of Science in political science and economics from the University of South Dakota, where as an undergraduate he served as president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Tiospaye Student Council and USD Student Body.
Tyler serves on the Sioux Falls YMCA Board of Directors, the South Dakota Board of Educational Telecommunications, is a member of Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club, and is the current chair of the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Tyler, his wife Erika, and their two sons Emmett and Atlas currently live in Sioux Falls.