Noem’s Daughter Leaves Job In Mother’s Office Posted by John Axtell Date: August 03, 2020 8 Views PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter says she’s leaving her job as a policy analyst for her mother. Kennedy Noem posted on Facebook that her last day was Friday as she’s moving to Tennessee to study for her MBA. The younger Noem was still a senior at South Dakota State University when her mother announced her hiring shortly after winning the governor’s race in 2018. It stirred controversy and accusations of nepotism and prompted an anti-nepotism bill that failed during last year’s legislative session.