Never let a good logo go to waste: Billie Sutton is putting that lovely green, blue, and gold rising sun logo from his failed gubernatorial campaign atop a new venture, the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute:
The Billie Sutton Leadership Institute is a free, year-long leadership development program for a selective class of young professionals, community leaders, local elected officials, and people interested in public service or getting more involved in their community.
Sutton Leadership fellows will network and engage with some of the state’s top private and public sector leaders while learning leadership skills in workshops conducted by national experts. Fellows will gain the skills and confidence to build and carry out plans to make a difference in their communities [“About Us,” Billie Sutton leadership Institute, retrieved 2019.04.16].
Sutton’s board includes his smart and talented attorney- and county commissioner- wife Kelsea Kenzy Sutton, former fellow Senator Kevin Killer, former Augie prez Robert Oliver, and former South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry. It will be interesting to see what sort of counterprogramming the Sutton Institute can offer to Leadership South Dakota, the networking and boatrocking-prevention club sponsored by the usual establishment suspects.
Sutton’s program is free; it begins May 31 with a three-day retreat in Chamberlain/Oacoma. Applications are due May 6.