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Prairie Family Business has new executive director

Posted in ,   |  October 5, 2015

The Prairie Family Business Association has hired Stephanie Larscheid as its new executive director.

Larscheid, an Iowa native, has a background in nonprofit work, and her portfolio includes active participation in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and work with organizations such as the University of Iowa Foundation, Family Visitation Center and Principal Financial Group. She also has third-generation experience in a family business. Most recently, Larscheid served as director of major and planned giving at Augustana University.

“Stephanie’s personal experience growing up around a family business combined with her professional experience with nonprofits, programming and fundraising provide her with a solid foundation for growing the Prairie Family Business Association as a regionally recognized resource in educating family businesses,” said Christie Ernst of Lloyd Companies vice president of property management and Prairie Family Business Association advisory board chair.

The Prairie Family Business Association is a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program that helps family businesses in South Dakota.

“Stephanie Larscheid brings significant talent, experience, and energy to the PFBA,” said Venky Venkatalachlam, dean of the USD Beacom School of Business. “She has excellent strategic perspective as well as execution experience, which will help shape the future directions the Prairie Family Business Association will pursue.”

Larscheid starts her new role Oct. 19.


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