Campaign Cabinet

Cooperation and Commitment

These leaders have joined forces to pilot Rapid City’s exciting, new economic development strategic plan, Elevate Rapid City. They have given generously of their time, treasure and talent to help steer the future economic growth of the Black Hills region. Please join them in playing an active part in our city’s future success.

Original Campaign Cabinet Co-Chairmen

David Emery, Chairman and CEO

David Emery, Chairman and CEO

Black Hills Corporation

David Lust, Partner

David Lust, Partner

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson and Ashmore

Jim Scull, Chairman

Jim Scull, Chairman

Scull Construction

Honorary Campaign Cabinet

The Honorable Steve Allender

The Honorable Steve Allender

Mayor, Rapid City

Dr. Ann Bolman

Dr. Ann Bolman

President, Western Dakota Tech

Paul Bradsky

Paul Bradsky

Co-Manager, LIV Hospitality

Pat Burchhill

Pat Burchhill

Chairman, Ellsworth Development Authority

Malcom Chapman

Malcom Chapman

CEO, The Chapman Group

Tom Helland

Tom Helland

Retired CEO, Eagle Sales

William May

William May

Consultant, Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Dr. James Rankin

Dr. James Rankin

President, SD School of Mines and Technology

Dr. Lori Simon

Dr. Lori Simon

Superintendent, Rapid City Area Schools

Program Refinement Committee

Darren Haar

Darren Haar

CEO, Black Hills Angel Fund

Susan Weber

Susan Weber

Director, Regional Health

Stuart Wevik

Stuart Wevik

Group Vice President, Black Hills Energy

Campaign Cabinet Division Co Chairs

Mt. Rushmore Diamond Division

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson

CEO, West River Electric

Jack Kaup

Jack Kaup

CEO, Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Crazy Horse Platinum Division

Ron Blum

Ron Blum

Regional Director, MDU

Tom Weaver

Tom Weaver

Vice President, First Interstate Bank

Black Hills Gold Division

 Jody Bender

Jody Bender

Market President, US Bank

Scott Barbour

Scott Barbour

CEO, NW Pipe Fittings

Rapid Creek Silver Division

Hugh Boyle

Hugh Boyle

CEO, BMS Financial

Jim Haar

Jim Haar

EVP, Golden West

Rick Messer

Rick Messer

SR. Vice President, Pioneer Bank

Badlands Bronze Division

Greg Hunter

Greg Hunter

CEO, Security First Bank

Tony DeMaro

Tony DeMaro

Co-Owner, Murphy’s Pub & Grill

Jim White

Jim White

Co-Owner, Sound Pro