New Rural Economic Development Director

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of David Gleiser as the Rural Economic Development Director for Woodbury County this morning.

Gleiser will oversee the County’s Rural Economic Development program which is devoted to assisting citizens in Woodbury County who live outside of the urban center of Sioux City. The department's focus has been to promote small family farms and related farm businesses. The department is also involved in industrial, commercial, and residential development projects. His official start date as Director is 1/6/14.

Gleiser has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the business sector, and over 5 years of initiative management in the nonprofit and public sectors. Since 2007, Gleiser has worked at Siouxland Human Investment Partnership as a Project Director and has successfully managed various policy and program implementation initiatives with local, state and federal government agencies. Prior to that, he has worked as an Account Executive for Culhane Communications in Yankton, SD; Gateway Computers in North Sioux City, SD; and MCIWorldcom in Sergeant Bluff, IA. He has also owned and operated his own small business and has provided consultative services to businesses, nonprofit agencies, and governmental entities in the Siouxland area.

Gleiser is a Siouxland native and a graduate from North High School in Sioux City. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota, with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. He also earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska, with a local government concentration. Gleiser lives in Sioux City with his wife, Lydia, and their two daughters, Micsha and Olivia.

“We believe that David will be a tremendous asset to the Rural Economic Development Department for Woodbury County. He is a proven performer with lots of experience in working with businesses and government. We look forward to having him serving as a resource to the rural areas within Woodbury County for their economic development needs,” says Board Chairman, Larry Clausen.

“As Director of the Rural Economic Development Department, I am committed to ensuring that the rural communities within Woodbury County have the resources and infrastructure they need in order to develop and maintain an environment that is conducive to economic development” says Gleiser. “I look forward to meeting with all of the stakeholders in the area and across the state and developing a positive working relationship. Right now is an exciting time to be working on economic development projects in Woodbury County. Tremendous amounts of opportunity exist, and I am confident that we as a County will be successful.”