The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members.
The SD CEO is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Black Hills State University to help small businesses get started or grow. The mission of the SD CEO is “to provide comprehensive training and business assistance, support and counseling for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to foster economic development in South Dakota.”
New members include:
Bruce Byrum has been in banking for 35 years. He has served as president of First Interstate Bank Spearfish (formerly known as First Western Bank) for the past 22 years. Byrum previously worked as a commercial loan officer for First Bank Systems at banks in Rochester, Minn., and Bismarck, N.D. Prior to that, he was the manager of Metropolitan Federal Savings and Loan branches located in New Rockford, N.D., and Mitchell.
Erika Kroetch Campbell, Esq. is a Rapid City native. She received her J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Va. in 2000, where she served as the editor-in-chief and symposium editor of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. She was also the Historian for Phi Delta Phi
legal fraternity, and received the prestigious Dean's Certificate upon graduation. Kroetch completed her bachelor's degree with honors in 1993 at Saint Olaf College, in Northfield, Minn. She also studied at the University of Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France.
Sheryl Eisenbraun grew up on a farm and ranch in Eastern South Dakota and later attended Black Hills State University where she received a degree in Business Administration. She then attended USD and received her MBA. She also is a graduate of Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Eisenbraun has been in banking for over 19 years and held various positions over the years and is currently the senior vice president/branch manager of the Pioneer Bank and Trust in Sturgis. She is actively involved in the Sturgis Community with her involvement in Relay for Life, Sturgis Regional Hospital Advisory Board, and the SD CEO at BHSU, and serves as the secretary/treasurer of Sturgis Economic Development Corp. Eisenbraun lives in the country near Vale with her husband Scott and 5-year old daughter Maria.
Dwight Hansen is an accomplished fundraiser who was named director of development at Black Hills State University in 2008. For the past decade, Hansen has been involved in university development and planned giving. Hansen, who was previously major gifts officer for the University of South Dakota Foundation, has a wealth of fundraising experience planning and implementing capital campaigns and planned giving programs. Hansen earned his bachelor’s degree in history education from Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb., and a master’s degree in political science/public administration from USD. His early work experience includes time as a bank vice president, a small business owner, budget analyst for the state of South Dakota, teacher, and coach.
The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.