January Luncheon

Our January luncheon features David Emery, Chairman and CEO of Black Hills Corporation.

David R. Emery is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black Hills Corporation, a customer-focused, growth-oriented, vertically-integrated utility company headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota. The company serves 1.2 million electric and natural gas utility customers in 800 communities in eight states.

Mr. Emery has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2004 and Chairman of the Board since 2005. He also served as President from 2004 through 2015. Prior to being named CEO he held several other roles with the company, including President and Chief Operating Officer – Retail Business Segment from 2003 to 2004, and Vice President – Fuel Resources from 1997 to 2003. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Emery was General Manager of the company’s oil and gas subsidiary. Between 1989 and 1993 he served in the oil and gas subsidiary as an Engineering Manager and Petroleum Engineer. Mr. Emery has 27 years with Black Hills.

Prior to joining Black Hills Corporation, Mr. Emery worked as a Petroleum Engineer for Union Pacific Resources in Denver, Colorado; Rock Springs, Wyoming; Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.

He holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming, a M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Mr. Emery is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He is active in numerous industry organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association.

He is also active in state and community affairs and is involved in various charitable and non-profit community organizations.

Please join us on January 18th at 11:30 AM at the The Rushmore Hotel (formerly called Adoba). To reserve your seat, please RSVP online.  Tickets are just $20, and you can pay online by following the link above.  While you can pay at the door, we will have limited walk-in seats available on the day of the event.

We are very grateful for our sponsors of this event.  If you are interested in sponsoring a monthly luncheon, please see a member of the board or email BlackHillsLeadership@gmail.com.

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