Portfolio Manager, Avalon Capital Group
What are you working on now?
Currently I’m actively involved in the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation (NSCEDC), the McCook Lake Association (MLA), and the Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO). These are fantastic groups helping to improve Siouxland from a variety of aspects. A healthy community needs a strong economic, civil, and social environment to prosper. These organizations have been instrumental in that growth and I’m proud to be part of their ongoing efforts.
What is your vision for the future?
Sioux City has done a fantastic job at improving its environment for young professionals, but to me the path forward involves building upon two key areas: 1) improving the economic climate in Siouxland and 2) Improving downtown Sioux City. Strengthening these two pieces further is key to retaining and recruiting young professions. A strong YP community needs career opportunities to advance and a fun and safe downtown to build and strengthen relationships.
What would you like to see happen in Siouxland?
Continued economic growth in the region. Many young professionals come to the area and are forced to leave given limited career advancement. I think the area is prime for some significant economic growth and I would love to see this continue.
What are you doing to make that happen?
I currently sit on the NSCEDC board and have been active in fostering economic development in the region. Siouxland has the benefit of being in a tri-state area and I think there are tremendous opportunities for incoming companies to benefit.
How can people help you make that happen?
Entrepreneurship and economic development are a passion of mine. If would be entrepreneurs and/or existing business owners are interested in locating to the Siouxland area, I would be more than happy to discuss advantages and opportunities in the region.
What quote inspires you?
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Ben Franklin
North Sioux City Economic Development Center – Secretary/Board Member
McCook Lake Association – Treasurer/Board Member
Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity – District Director
Sioux City Growth Organization