Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Sheila GestringCPA, MBA, Chairman
    President, University of South Dakota
  • Bob Sutton, Vice Chairman
    President and CEO, Avera Health
  • Russell Olson, Secretary/Treasurer
    CEO, Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Paul Hanson
    President, Sanford USD Medical Center
  • Dr. Dave Kapaska
    Regional President & CEO, Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Daren Ketcham
    Director, Community Development & Public Parking, City of Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Pidde
    President and COO, Talon, LLC
  • Deb Peters
    Senator-District 9, South Dakota Legislature

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Mary Berry
    Vice President of Research, University of South Dakota
  • Dr. Venky Venkatachalam
    Dean, Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota
  • Dr. Dan Engebretson
    Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Dakota
  • Nathan Lukkes
    Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development, South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Aaron Scheibe
    Deputy Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Staff

  • Richard Naser, Jr. (605-275-8010) – rich@usddiscovery.com
    President