Alan Solano selected as President & CEO of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation

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The Board of Directors of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation is pleased to announce Alan Solano has been selected as President & CEO to replace current executive, Sandy Diegel, upon her impending retirement in early 2019. According to Steven Zellmer, Chairman of the Board, “The Foundation Board selected Alan Solano because of his strong management experience, leadership skills and knowledge of and commitment to the Black Hills community. We look forward to working with Alan to fulfill John Vucurevich’s vision of making a piece of the world a brighter place. We thank Sandy Diegel for her leadership over the past 11 years and welcome her as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors.”

Alan has served in a variety of positions at Behavior Management Systems for the past 25 years, with the last 11 years as CEO. In 2014, Alan was appointed to the SD Senate and has served in leadership roles in a variety of state and local task forces and coalitions, including the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Juvenile Justice in South Dakota and Governor’s Task Force on Employing People with Disabilities, South Dakota Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Oversight Council, Chief Justice Gilbertsons’s Task Force on Improving Criminal Justice for Persons with Mental Illness, and development of a state-wide Medicaid health home initiative. Additionally, Alan has served on many state and local non-profit boards, including, South Dakota Council of Mental Health Centers and Substance Abuse Directors, South Dakota and Black Hills Society of Human Resource Managements, and the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I am grateful for my many years with Behavior Management Systems and for the great work the staff do in building positive change in our community.  I look forward to serving the foundation staff and its board as together we work towards fulfilling John’s vision of making a piece of the world a brighter place,” said Solano.

Alan is a lifelong resident of Rapid City, he and his wife Carol, have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.


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