May 2018 Membership Meeting
Speaker: Andy Patterson
President, Sioux Falls Thrive
Topic: Every Child, Every Step, From Cradle to Career
A strong workforce is vital to our community’s future economic vitality. Sioux Falls Thrive aims to make sure all children growing up in the metro area have the resources they need to achieve their academic and career potential. Learn how Thrive is using collective impact and cross-sector action teams to create innovative solutions that eliminate challenges to student success.
Andy Patterson is President and CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Patterson was a member of the 2015 Forward Sioux Falls Task Force that recommended adopting a Cradle to Career coalition as a strategic workforce development initiative. In response — in a unique partnership between the community’s business and philanthropic sectors — the Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation, Development Foundation, and United Way founded Sioux Falls Thrive in January 2017. Andy now serves on Thrive’s 15-member Steering Committee.
Andy holds an MBA from the University of Sioux Falls. He is married to Sarah Patterson, also a USF alum. The couple has four children, Josiah, Isaiah, Caleb, and Lydia.
Suring this meeting extra time will be allotted for networkjing.
SME Members attend for FREE. Guests $40