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Who We Are

Day of Excellence is the legacy project created by the Leadership Rapid City Class of 2009 with a desire to provide a legacy project that makes our community better tomorrow than it is today.

Today, we are an organization of volunteers who are PASSIONATE about helping the people in our community thrive and grow. We LOVE Day of Excellence and BELIEVE in our mission:

Mission: To promote a culture of excellence through personal and professional development resulting in stronger communities.

Vision: To become a nationally acclaimed organization, instrumental in providing world-class personal and professional development for the betterment of the communities we serve.

 

The purpose of this day is to inspire and motivate you to reach your full potential through top-notch speakers presenting on topics such as attitude, goal setting, personality differences, and work-life balance. Day of Excellence will leave you positively transformed.

In its eight year span with over 30 renowned speakers, Day of Excellence has established itself as the area’s premier event for personal and professional development.

2018 Day

The individuals currently committed and serving to bringing you the ‘Day’ are:

OFFICERS:

Ericka Heiser - President
Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Renae Hicks - Vice President
Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Stacia Peters - Treasurer
Alexander Enterprises

Codie Magbuhat - Secretary
Black Hills Works

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Jamie Dubbelde
Edward Jones

Gwenn Markham
Black Hills Energy

Rick Rogers
RBC Wealth Management

Mike Albin
Synchrony Financial

Ken Beer
Modern Woodmen of America

VOLUNTEERS:


Mike Oster
Kristen Waby
Mickey Higgins
Garrett Sausen
Christine Shell
Wes Shell
Maryanne Darling-Reich
Ashley Auwerter
Julie Jones-Whitcher

 

Day of Excellence is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of South Dakota. All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Leadership Rapid City Class of 2009

The founders of Day of Excellence include:

Back Row (L to R): Rory Adams, Mandy Hertel, Jerry Schmidt, Derek Nelson, Gwenn Markham, Kathy Stanton, Amy Neeves, Larry Adams, Jason Ketchum
Middle: Ericka Heiser, Bob DeWald, Stacia Peters, Codie (Broome) Magbuhat, Corrie Stephens
Front: Mike Oster, Leah Heidler, Julie Jones-Whitcher and Sue Shirley
Not pictured: Carson Engelskirger