FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2024 

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dow Rummel Village is pleased to announce two significant additions to its leadership team. Michael Redinger has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Kevin Kaufman upon his retirement after 18 years of service. Additionally, Laurie Knutson joins the organization as the Chief Philanthropy Officer.    

Michael Redinger brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record in financial management and healthcare operations to his new role as Chief Financial Officer. With extensive experience in driving financial excellence and managing complex healthcare operations, Michael is well-positioned to lead Dow Rummel Village’s financial strategy. His leadership style, aligned with the organization’s values and vision, makes him an excellent fit for the dynamic team at Dow Rummel Village.  

Prior to joining Dow Rummel Village, Michael served as the Director of Operations for a surgery center, where he demonstrated strategic insights, analytical skills, and a commitment to excellence. Before that, he spent several years as a Long-Term Care Administrator. His diverse background and deep understanding of the healthcare industry will be instrumental in enhancing financial operations and contributing to the continued growth of Dow Rummel Village. 

Laurie Knutson also brings extensive experience to her role of Chief Philanthropy Officer. Having served as Interim Foundation Director at Dow Rummel Village since July 2023, Laurie is primed to oversee the additional development of the Foundation, the building of a culture of philanthropy, enhancement of donor relations, collaboration with the Foundation Board and Dow Rummel Village leadership to establish a long-term vision for Development, and more.  

Laurie has served in the Sioux Falls non-profit community in a variety of capacities over the past 30 years as a volunteer, leader, mentor, and employee. Most recently, her interim leadership has led various organizations through strategic transitions. Laurie brings community relationships and an extensive background of strategic insight, leadership development and fund development to her new role. 

“We are delighted to welcome Michael Redinger and Laurie Knutson to our leadership team,” said Josh Hofmeyer, CEO of Dow Rummel Village. “Their wealth of experience, expertise, and dedication to our mission will undoubtedly strengthen our organization and enable us to better serve our residents and community as the premier Life Plan Community in the Sioux Falls market.” 

Dow Rummel Village is a Life Plan Community located in Sioux Falls, SD. Guided by spiritual values, we enrich lives by providing extraordinary senior care.  

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Media contact: Kjersten Joachim, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, 605.575.0186. kjerstenjoachim@dowrummel.com.