The Prairie Family Business Association, a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program that helps family businesses in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota, has hired Iowa native Stephanie Larscheid, MBA, as its new executive director.
"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."
“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,” added Christie Ernst, Lloyd Companies vice president of property management and Prairie Family Business Association advisory board chair.
Larscheid, a native of Algona, Iowa, joins the association on Oct. 19. She has a background in nonprofit work, creating solid programming with a focus on building organizational strength. Larscheid’s 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 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Prairie Family Business Association, founded in 1993, contributes to the Midwest economy through its mission of enhancing long-term survival and success of its family business members through quality education, programming and networking.