2015 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year™
Evan Nolte: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Evan Nolte joined the Sioux Falls Chamber staff in 1979 as its Executive Vice President. In 1992, he was appointed President and CEO. His current community and professional involvements include serving as a: member of the Forward Sioux Falls 2011-2016 Joint Venture Management Committee, South Dakota Economic Development Council and American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE); he currently is a board member of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership, the South Dakota Technology Business Center, the Southeast Technical Institute Foundation and the Downtown Sioux Falls Development Committee. In 1997, Nolte was named Business Citizen of the Year by the Sioux Falls Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) organization. In 2013, he received an Alumni Achievement Award from Augustana College for his leadership in community issues. He and his wife, Lesley, have four sons. Nolte attended Iowa State University and graduated from Augustana College (Sioux Falls) with a bachelor’s of science degree in political science and business administration.