About Sioux Falls Development Foundation


Publication: 2012-10-17


The Sioux Falls Development Foundation is widely recognized for our role in helping create one of the most vibrant, secure, and growing economies in the nation. We invite you to put our team to work for your business and see why Sioux Falls has become the home of so many thriving businesses.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Sioux Falls Development Foundation


In 1954, a group of far-sighted business leaders created the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, a non-profit economic development corporation focused on improving the economy of the Sioux Falls region. We concentrate on assisting businesses with the tools, resources, and connections necessary for their success. Whether you're a one-person startup or employ thousands, we're here for you.


  • Businesses in Sioux Falls Region

  • Slater BarrPresident

  • Rich Naser, Jr.Executive Director, South Dakota Technology Business Center

  • Dean DziedzicDirector of Strategic Initiatives

  • Mary MedemaDirector of Workforce Development

  • Karen RuhlandDirector of Research and Communication Services

  • Diane AndresenManager of Administrative & Membership Services

  • Mary ArcherAdministrative Assistant

  • Rock NelsonInternational Marketing Director of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and Chamber of Commerce - Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center's International Trade Center

  • Linda RodmanShadowED Coordinator

  • Fred SluneckaExecutive Committee Chair (Avera Health)

  • Mark MickelsonExecutive Committee Vice Chair (Mickelson & Company, LLC)

  • W. Tom SimmonsExecutive Committee Secretary (Midcontinent Communications)

  • Dr. Charles "Pat" O'BrienExecutive Committee Treasurer (Sanford USD Medical Center)

  • Jack HopkinsExecutive Committee Past Chair (CorTrust Bank)