West River community leaders invited to National Security Forum

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Eleven civic and business leaders from western South Dakota have invited to attend the 65th annual National Security Forum at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., May 8-10.

They are: Pat Burchill, regional president for U.S. Bank; Nicole Burdick, Big Brothers, Big Sisters executive director; Dr. Jeff Burns, Parkside Chiropractic Center; Scott Engmann, Black Hills Habitat for Humanity executive director; Judge Robert Gusinsky, Seventh Circuit judge; Greg Hunter, Security First Bank president; Dick Johnson, West River Electric Association; Scott Landguth, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority executive director; Randy Olivier, Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce chair; Father Chris Roussell, Emmanuel Episcopal Church rector; and Stuart Wevik, Black Hills Corporation vice president of Electric Utilities.

The purpose of NSF is to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each other’s ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues.

Approximately 150 civilian leaders in business, education and government from around the U.S. will meet with senior military leaders to explore current and future national security issues.