Chamber president taking job in Texas

July 24, 2019

The president and CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has resigned.

Jason Ball is leaving to lead the Chamber of Commerce in Round Rock, Texas, after less than three years in Sioux Falls.

“Sioux Falls is an amazing city with so much to look forward to. It has been my greatest professional honor to work with so many business leaders and the staff here,” he said in a statement. “At the same time, this opportunity in the greater Austin metro area was something I could not pass by.”

Ball’s last day will be Aug. 16. Dr. Dave Kapaska, retired CEO of Avera McKennan, will serve as interim CEO, joining the staff Aug. 12 to begin preparing for the role.

“Jason came to the chamber during a time of great change. We appreciate the work that he has done for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Tim Sturdevant, chair of the chamber’s board of directors and president and CEO of Sturdevant’s Auto Parts. “We wish Jason and his family success and happiness in their new community.”

The chamber board will use Waverly Associates to begin the search for a new executive. The firm previously has provided executive search services for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. It also is the firm that brought Ball to Sioux Falls when Evan Nolte retired.

Kapaska said he’s excited to work with the chamber staff in his temporary role.

“They are a talented and dedicated team, and they do so much for this city,” he said.

Chamber president taking job in Texas

The president and CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has resigned.

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