Sioux Falls, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of South Dakota. He is currently the executive vice president of human resources for Avera Health. He previously served as regional president and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, president of the South Dakota Community Foundation, president of the South Dakota Bankers Association, and executive director of the South Dakota Association of County Officials. Sutton has served as the chairman of the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, South Dakotans for the Arts, and as a board member of Junior Achievement of South Dakota. Appointed by Governor Daugaard in 2013, his term will expire in 2019.