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Forward Sioux Falls names new program director

The Joint Venture Management Committee of Forward Sioux Falls is pleased to announce that Brittany Hanson has been hired as the organization’s program director.

Hanson will ensure the continued positive and successful planning, implementation and program management of Forward Sioux Falls.

“We interviewed a very qualified group of candidates and Brittany rose to the top,” said Dave Flicek, COO for Avera Health and Chair of the Forward Sioux Falls Joint Venture Management Committee. “She brings the professional experience, established relationships and high energy we were looking for to take an already successful Forward Sioux Falls to our next level.”

Hanson has experience leading cross-functional teams in fundraising, volunteer development and communications. She most recently served as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving for the University of Sioux Falls. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, communication studies, and theatre as well as a Master of Education degree.

Hanson will assume her new role in late July.

About Forward Sioux Falls

Forward Sioux Falls is a unique, innovative program designed to grow and improve the Sioux Falls region. Created through a joint venture between the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, we work to outline strategic initiatives to grow jobs, businesses and quality of life. Since 1987, Forward Sioux Falls has raised more than $52 million for initiatives to enhance our region.