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Sioux Falls Development Foundation Welcomes Adri VanGroningen

  • September 22, 2021

The Sioux Falls Development Foundation is excited to welcome Adri VanGroningen as our new administrative and events coordinator.

After growing up in Ripon, California, Adri attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, where she earned her degree in graphic design. While in college, she took part in internship experiences with Dordt’s marketing office, as well as a semester in Chicago as an intern for Choose Chicago, the city’s official destination marketing organization. Upon graduation, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked for two years as a marketing and communications specialist for Valley Christian Schools.

In August, she moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to her friends from college, but also because she loves the city’s continuous growth and hometown feel.

“Sioux Falls is a growing city with a lot of cool things happening and I wanted to be a part of it,” she said. “I went to college an hour away from Sioux Falls, and would escape to the city any chance I could get. I built lifelong friendships in the area and it made Sioux Falls feel like home.”

The Foundation is excited to have Adri on the team. She’ll be providing administrative support to all staff, as well as coordinating groundbreakings, meetings, and other special events hosted by the Foundation. Her background in graphic design and photography will be a great asset to us as well.

“Being part of the team at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation is a great opportunity to get connected and be a part of what is happening in Sioux Falls.”