Brookings Economic Development Corporation names new leader

Brookings Economic Development Corporation names their new leader.

Andrew Sloss has been selected as Chief Economic Development Director/CEO for the organization.

Sloss has over 15-years of experience in economic development, most recently serving as Managing Director for Baker Tilly in Houston, Texas. Past positions include Director and Practice Leader at Merit Advisors, Vice President at Thomas and Company, and Senior Manager at Ernst and Young.

Sloss is a 1998 graduate of SDSU. He earned his Master’s degree in Leadership from Crown College in Minnesota and his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota.

Sloss says he is “excited and honored by this opportunity to return to Brookings and help the BEDC team continue to build on the incredible foundation that Al Heuton has created for the region.”

BEDC received nearly 150 applications from across the country for the position.

Sloss will take over as BEDC’s leader on October 5, while Heuton plans to retire at the end of the year after fifteen years with the organization.


September 11, 2020