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    Teaming for Effective Performance

    Date: February 27, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    The Rushmore Hotel
    445 Mt Rushmore Rd
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    $25 for non-members, $15 for members
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    Teaming for Effective Performance is designed to bring the best out of a team through understanding the six parts of the human behavior and the process that a team may go through when it is organized by leadership. Mutch Usera will engage you in a fun session while becoming aware of the challenges and solutions of the new generation team.
    Mutch Usera
    Sr. Program Manager, Community Affairs & Economic Development
    Black Hills Energy


    Mutch Usera has a diverse position at Black Hills Corporation (BHC).  With over 44 years at BHC, he has held several positions, mostly management in public relations, economic development and marketing. Currently as Sr. Program Manager for Community Affairs at Black Hills Corporation and Black Hills Energy, his primary role is to direct, plan and implement the community affairs and economic development strategies for both companies in South Dakota and Wyoming.  Other key roles involved the direction, planning, and implementation of corporate communications, strategic growth strategies and media relations.

    Mutch also very engaged in community organizations across the state and in the Black Hills. Some key organizations include:
    • Leadership South Dakota, Board of Directors
    • Spearfish Economic Development Corp., Board of Directors
    • South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunities, Advisory Board
    • Black Hills Home Builders Association, Vice President, Board of Directors
    • National Association of Home Builders, Alternate Associate Director
    • Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Diplomat Committee
    • Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee & Past Chairman
    • Southern Hills Future Foundation, Board of Directors
    • Black Hills State University School of Business Program Advisory Board, Chairman
    • South Dakota Chamber & Economic Development Council, Past-President of the Board
    • American Advertising Federation-Black Hills Chapter, Member
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals-Black Hills Chapter, Member
    • High Energy Toastmasters Club, Member, Able Toastmaster
    • Rushmore Region Alliance, Member
    • Downtown Lions Club, Member
    • 2017 - The Rushmore Region Partner of the Year Award from the Black Hills Community Economic Development Corp.
    • 2018 - The Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation-Black Hills Chapter
    Mutch and his wife, Char, own and operate a martial arts studio at the Rushmore Mall where he instructs several disciplines of martial arts. His four children, Josh, Amber, Matt and Ryan are all Black Belts in martial arts and five of his grandchildren are his students.



    • Wife: Charlene Renee Usera, Registered Nurse at Rapid City Regional Hospital
    • Children: Joshua, Amber, Matthew and Ryan
    • Grandchildren: Jasmine, Nathaniel, Damion, Skyler, Tye, River, Koltyn and Azrael


    1. Click here to register for this event. REGISTRATION closes for this event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 11:59pm BUT meal selection deadline is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:59pm.**Please note that if you register for the meeting after the meal selection deadline, you will not be guaranteed a meal.  
    2. Click here to pay online by credit card for this event.  You may also choose to pay via credit card or by check at the door.  Cash NOT accepted.

    Pending approval for SHRM-PDC and HRCI credit.