Ron Mielke, a valued team member at TSP, Inc., since 1969, was recently recognized for exceptional business achievements.

Ron, who has successfully filled a variety of roles at TSP – including CEO from 1982 to 2002 – is a recipient of the 2022 Leaders & Legacies award, a prestigious honor recognizing leaders across the region. Each year, Prairie Business Magazine presents the honor to exceptional past and present executives in South Dakota, North Dakota, and western Minnesota.

Nine leaders representing industries such as advertising and marketing, architecture and engineering, construction, financial services, and health care were selected this year.

The award recipients are profiled in the July issue of Prairie Business, and they will be honored at a ceremony later this year.

The following is a portion of Ron’s nomination for the Leaders & Legacies award.

Ron has helped create legacy buildings for clients even while building on TSP’s own history, embodying a simultaneous respect for tradition and a willingness to explore new methods. His perspective is rooted in unique timing: He worked for firm founder Harold Spitznagel and alongside Spitznagel’s original partners. Ron considers himself a third-generation steward of the company, and he’s happily mentoring the fourth- and fifth-generation owners.