JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

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Ball to succeed Nolte as President/CEO

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has named Jason M. Ball as the next President/CEO of the organization.

Wife Sandy, children Bennett and Sadie Louise

Sidney, Neb.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Certified Economic Developer
Graduate of the Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma

Chamber Experience:
President/CEO, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, Hutchinson, Kan.
Director of Business Development, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln, Neb.

Ball has served as the President/CEO of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce in Hutchinson, Kan. since 2012. There he is responsible for oversight of all Chamber programs including membership engagement, economic development, public policy and the CVB. Ball is a Certified Economic Developer, holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and is a graduate of Oklahoma University´s Economic Development Institute. He was selected as one of Development Counsellors International, "40 under 40 - Rising Stars in Economic Development" in 2015.

Ball was selected following a nationwide search led by Waverly Partners, LLC, a professional recruiting firm with expertise in chamber searches.

"We had a number of very talented candidates interested in the position," said Dr. Dave Kapaska, Chair of the Board of Directors. "Jason demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, strategic thinking with results, and a keen sense of people – all of which made him a great match for our Chamber."

Ball will assume his new role on February 1, 2017. He succeeds Evan Nolte, who will retire after 37 years of service.

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