Leadership

Board of Directors

  • James W. Abbott, Chairman
    President, University of South Dakota
  • Regent Bob Sutton, Vice Chairman
    Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Avera Health
  • Dr. Eddie Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer
    President & CEO, SAB Biotherapeutics
  • Paul Hanson
    President, Sanford USD Medical Center
  • Dr. Michael Rush
    Executive Director & CEO, South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Dr. Dave Kapaska
    Regional President & CEO, Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Russell Olson
    CEO, Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Christine Hamilton
    Co-Owner, Christiansen Land and Cattle, Ltd.
  • Daren Ketcham
    Director, Community Development & Public Parking, City of Sioux Falls

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. Mel Ustad
    Director of Research and Commercialization, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • 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

Staff

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