Reisdorfer Appointed Director of Innovation and Technology
Mayor Paul TenHaken today announced the appointment of Jason Reisdorfer to the new position of Director of Innovation and Technology. Reisdorfer will oversee the new Department of Innovation and Technology, comprised of the divisions of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Technology, and Communications (formerly named Multimedia Support).
Reisdorfer is a Sioux Falls native and attended Augustana University. In 2012, Jason sold his restaurant business to go work with his long-time friend Eric Weisser. Together, they built Weisser Distributing into one of the fastest growing companies in South Dakota. They recently earned their fourth consecutive selection to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States. As the Director of Operations, Jason led Weisser Distributing’s growth from four employees and $1 million in sales to over 130 employees with warehouses in three cities and are on pace to record over $65 million sales in 2018. Reisdorfer and his wife, Erika, are parents to daughters Rayna and Mallory.
“Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit and record of leading change is precisely what the new Department of Innovation and Technology needs at the helm,” said Mayor TenHaken. “He will be an important addition to the leadership team and an advocate for preparing Sioux Falls for future growth.”
“I am extremely honored to be chosen to lead the Innovation and Technology team,” says Reisdorfer. “Our citizens deserve a team that is dedicated to looking forward into the future. I’m ready to get to work with the Mayor and the rest of the team on making Sioux Falls one of the smartest cities in the country.”
Reisdorfer’s appointment requires the advice and consent of the City Council, which will be presented to the Council on September 18, 2018.