The University of South Dakota Foundation announced today that Steve Brown will serve as President and CEO effective Jan. 9, 2012.
A fundraising executive with more than 20 years of experience, Brown replaces former USD Foundation President and CEO Bryan Benchoff, now at Ohio University. As vice president for development at the Indiana State University Foundation in Terre Haute, Ind., he has extensive campaign experience and served as the architect for Indiana State University's first comprehensive campaign.
Brown, a native of central Indiana, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University. He worked in development for Junior Achievement, Wabash College and Franklin College before returning to his alma mater in 2005.