VERMILLION, S.D. – The Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA), a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program that serves family businesses in the Midwest, has hired Laura Schoen Carbonneau as its new executive director, starting June 4.
"We are extremely honored to have Laura join PFBA,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the USD Beacom School of Business. "Her wealth of knowledge and experience will provide the Prairie Family Business Association with the fresh perspective and energy necessary to propel the organization to the next level."
Tura Synhorst, chair of the PFBA Advisory Board said, “We are excited for Laura to lead the organization continuing our efforts to evolve and grow regionally. Her extensive experience and passion working with family businesses through her past role with the chamber will be invaluable and offer great opportunities for us moving forward.”
Carbonneau comes to the Prairie Family Business Association with a strong background in non-profit and business development, currently serving as CEO of the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce in Pierre, South Dakota. She also has experience in the governmental sector having worked in the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
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.
ABOUT PRAIRIE FAMILY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Prairie Family Business Association was founded in 1993 as a South Dakota family business initiative through the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business with the mission of enhancing the long-term survival and success of its family business members.