New leadership for 2022-23
Community leaders join Chamber Board of Directors
As directed by the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce bylaws, each year, five individuals are nominated to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors. A nominating committee is formed to identify and recruit the new board members, who are then reviewed and approved by the current board. The following Chamber members have been elected and began their term of service October 1, 2022:
Derrick Larson is a partner and regional assurance practice leader at Eide Bailly, LLP. He holds licenses as a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, and he specializes in serving telecommunication companies and electric cooperatives. Larson was a member of the Forward Sioux Falls 2026 Campaign Cabinet.
Jeff Lautt is the president and chief operating officer of POET. A lifelong South Dakotan, Lautt has proudly served many community organizations, including the state chamber of commerce, Volunteers of America-Dakotas, SDSU Foundation and as an advocate for value-added agriculture.
Jacob Quasney is the chief operating officer for Lloyd Companies. He most recently served the Chamber on a local task force evaluating workforce housing needs and recommending possible solutions to state lawmakers. Quasney serves as a board member for Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. and Dakota Business.
Amy Stockberger is a broker and the owner of Amy Stockberger Real Estate, which has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as South Dakota’s highest producing real estate team. Stockberger is active in Sioux Falls Area CASA, EmBe, Downtown Sioux Falls, and The Banquet.
Vicki Stewart is the executive director of Business Resource Network. She is a WINDMILLS: Changing the Perception of Abilities certified trainer. Stewart currently volunteers her time with Pathways to Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces, USD Health Sciences Advisory Board, the State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and South Dakota Parent Connection.
The following Board members were also elected to serve one-year terms on the Chamber’s Executive Committee: Chair Paul Hanson, Sanford Health; Chair-Elect Scott Lawrence, Lawrence & Schiller, Inc.; Vice Chair Miles Beacom, PREMIER Bankcard; Treasurer Tamien Dysart, Think 3D Solutions; and Immediate Past Chair Alex Ramirez, USA Media TV. Chamber President & CEO Jeff Griffin is also a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee, serving as its Secretary.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors is rounded out by the following members: Miles Beacom, PREMIER Bankcard; Joe Bunkers, Gage Brothers; Kim Burma, Midco; Kayla Eitreim, Junior Achievement of South Dakota; Jose-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University; Jason Herrboldt, First Bank & Trust; Tolcha Mesele, Smithfield Foods; Nancy Savage, Child’s Play Toys; Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities; and Bob Sutton, Avera Health.
The following representatives also serve as ex-officio members: Mayor Paul TenHaken, City of Sioux Falls; Cindy Heiberger, Minnehaha County Commission; Jim Schmidt, Lincoln County Commission; Dr. Jane Stavem, Sioux Falls School District; Kate Serenbetz, Sioux Falls School Board; Kyle Groos, Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
The following retiring directors will be recognized at the Chamber’s 116th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18: Immediate Past Chair Dan Doyle, Lloyd Companies; Natalie Eisenberg, Click Rain, Inc.; Angela Lammers, Cetera Services; Valerie Loudenback, Grand Prairie Foods; and Tony Venhuizen, Standard Services Group.
Volunteer Committee Chairs
Volunteers are critically important to the work of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has 10 formal committees, plus many more volunteer groups and action teams. Each is filled with members who volunteer their time to serve their community.
Each committee has a different purpose, but all support the Chamber’s mission. Through their activities, they are helping our community thrive by promoting economic health and quality of life in the Sioux Falls area.
Thank you to these leaders who are volunteering their time to serve as chair of Chamber committees in the coming year.
|Agribusiness Division Advisory Council||Derek Little||First Dakota National Bank|
|Ambassador Committee||Lucas Fiegen||Fiegen Construction|
|Budget & Finance||Tamien Dysart||Think3D Solutions|
|Business Leadership Council||Vernon Brown||South Dakota State University|
|Community Appeals||Brent Reilly||Loft Advisors|
|Diplomat Committee||James Payer II||The Empire Mall|
|Issues Management Council||Paul Bruflat||CNA Surety|
|Military & Veterans Affair||Erin Brown||SD Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Military Task Force||Ret. Brig. Gen. R.J. Clifft|
|Military Task Force||Ret. Brig. Gen. Ron Mielke|
|YPN Steering Committee||Alexis Mahlen||Lloyd Companies|