Penny Svenkeson

District V

Penny Svenkeson is a 42-year veteran of the computer and technology industry working for Unisys, most recently as a platform architect. Her team was located around the world, and Penny served as the technical interface to oversee design and collaboration. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science.

Penny and her husband Paul have owned and operated a ranch west of Hot Springs for 30 years. They raise Scottish Highland and Red Angus cattle. Penny retired in 2021 and is currently a member of the Minnekahta Volunteer Fire Department. She also enjoys donating her time to deliver food as part of the Meals on Wheels program and provides information technology (IT) and computer technical support at the Hot Springs Public Library.