Elevate Rapid City & Membership Mixer

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Arrowhead Country Club
Speaker: Patrick Burchill and Joseph Wright

***This meeting will be held at Arrowhead Country Club at 3:00pm.   Members are encouraged to bring a friend/colleague.   Members who have guests that join will receive a 1/2 off membership as well as their guests.

Pat, obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in May of 1976 and received his MBA Degree from the University of South Dakota in August of 1977.

 Pat’s banking career began in Rapid City as a management associate with First Bank System in 1977. On April 1, 1996, Pat was named President of First Bank Rapid City. First Bank changed its name to U.S. Bank on March 30, 1998. In March of 2001 Pat was promoted to Regional President with responsibility for U. S. Banks in Rapid City, Pierre and Gillette, WY. In July of 2017 Pat accepted a new role with US Bank as a Senior Vice President/Project Manager.

 Pat accepted the role of Interim CEO for a new economic development initiative in Rapid City: Elevate Rapid City in November of 2018 .

 Pat currently serves on the following boards and committees: South Dakota EllsworthDevelopment Authority, Diocese of Rapid City Finance Council, Rapid City Economic Development Foundation, Black Hills Area Community Foundation, Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation, Rapid City Regional Hospital Advisory Council, South DakotaBankers Association Foundation and Elevate Rapid City.

Joseph Wright is the Associate Vice President for Research at The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he is responsible for the Office of Economic Development. Under his leadership the Office of Economic Development has successfully launched several innovative programs at SD Mines including a student business plan competition; a student inventor award and an entrepreneur-in-residence program.

Mr. Wright’s perspective on technology transfer and commercialization comes from work both on the academic and business side of the industry.  With stints at the University of Kansas’s Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer and The Siouxland Initiative, Mr. Wright understands the potential impact institutions of research can have in driving innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Wright served for five years on the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Central Region Planning Committee.  Mr. Wright has moderated or presented at conferences on topics such as commercialization from the entrepreneur’s perspective, the relationship between technology transfer and economic development, and developing metrics to measure the impact of technology transfer on economic development.

Mr. Wright earned a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Utah Valley University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas. He is married with five children. He is a Boston qualifying marathoner

Joseph Wright is the Associate Vice President for Research at The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he is responsible for the Office of Economic Development. Under his leadership the Office of Economic Development has successfully launched several innovative programs at SD Mines including a student business plan competition; a student inventor award and an entrepreneur-in-residence program.

Mr. Wright’s perspective on technology transfer and commercialization comes from work both on the academic and business side of the industry.  With stints at the University of Kansas’s Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer and The Siouxland Initiative, Mr. Wright understands the potential impact institutions of research can have in driving innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Wright served for five years on the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Central Region Planning Committee.  Mr. Wright has moderated or presented at conferences on topics such as commercialization from the entrepreneur’s perspective, the relationship between technology transfer and economic development, and developing metrics to measure the impact of technology transfer on economic development.

Mr. Wright earned a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Utah Valley University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas. He is married with five children. He is a Boston qualifying marathoner

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