Jegeris named Chief Operating Officer of SD Children’s Home Society

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Former Rapid City Chief of Police Karl Jegeris has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the South Dakota Children’s Home Society, effective December 3, 2020.

Jegeris has served as the Director of Collaborative Excellence at CHS since he retired from the RCPD in late June of 2020.

“I am honored to be a part of the CHS team,” said Jegeris. “Since I began in late June, I have witnessed over and over again the deep compassion to others the collective CHS team has as we serve children, women, and families throughout South Dakota. I’m looking forward to the future with optimism as the CHS legacy continues.”

He was selected from an extremely qualified applicant pool. His focus will be on determining the best organizational structure for his team – including all program leadership. His experience as Director of Collaborative Excellence will help him transition into this new role.

In addition to his career with the RCPD and experience with CHS, Jegeris also has a master’s in Public Safety Executive Leadership – studies that focused on advanced leadership skills, budgeting, planning, leading organizational change, human resource management, and research analysis. His distinguished career includes awards such as the 2015 “Wind Beneath our Wings” Outstanding Performance Award from the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and the 2018 “Outstanding Public Servant” Award from Western Dakota Tech.

“I am delighted to welcome Karl to our senior team, which includes Mark Niemeyer, Chief People Officer, Joe Herdina, Chief Financial Officer, and Rick Weber, Director of Foundation,” says CHS Chief Executive Officer Michelle Lavallee. “Karl’s track record and dedication over the course of his entire career exemplify the dedication and commitment toward serving others that this position requires.”

Jegeris will serve primarily at the CHS campus in the Black Hills while fulfilling duties across the state.

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