Sept. 20, 2022
Thirty-seven people have been selected for the 37th class of the Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls program.
Class participants, who represent a variety of businesses, industries and nonprofit agencies, will spend the next eight months learning about the community and honing their personal leadership skills.
Leadership Sioux Falls is a program of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. It uses the community as its classroom and is designed to meet the community’s need for active participation of informed and dedicated community leaders, the organization said in a news release announcing the class members.
The goal of the program is to inform, challenge and motivate participants by providing information on community resources, discussing community concerns, interacting with community leaders and building a sense of community trusteeship.
More than 1,000 individuals have graduated from the Leadership Sioux Falls program.
Here are the members chosen for the upcoming program:
Tolosa Angasa, Smithfield Foods
Chad Biegler, Raven Industries
Leah Blom, Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Jessica Carlson, University of Sioux Falls
Austin Claeys, Lloyd Cos.
Olivia Essig, Sioux Empire United Way
Ryan Fargen, Legacy Law Firm
Jesse Fonkert, Sioux Metro Growth Alliance
Kevin Gansz, Siouxland Heritage Museums
Nicole Garber, Premier Bankcard
Breanna Garbers, First Bank & Trust
Mychelle Garrigan, Firelink Digital Marketing
Erik Gilbertson, Dorsey & Whitney Trust Co.
Arin Gonseth, MarketBeat
Elizabeth Heidinger, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Jason Kann, Co-op Architecture
Sarah Kappel, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Nathan Kasselder, Regency Hotel Management/ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
Tyler Klatt, Minnehaha County
Andrea Leesch, SDN Communications
Sara Lum, Startup Sioux Falls
Micki Lundin, Avera
Sara Mayer, Office of U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds
Holly Meier, city of Sioux Falls
Laura Mitchell, Lawrence & Schiller
Ryan Nepodal, Interstate Office Products
Kelly Nyberg, Nyberg’s Ace/What’s Up Sioux Falls
Melissa Otten, Central Payments
Ondrea Patzlaff, Children’s Home Society
Paige Pearson Meyer, Midco
Jason Pittmann, Architecture Incorporated
Dustin Powers, city of Sioux Falls
Cole Robbins, Dacotah Bank
Brooke N. Schmidt, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith
Kassidi Smith, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire
Natasha Smith, Sanford Health
Kayleigh Stender, Farm Credit Services of America