David Kneafsey

  • South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, Operations Manager
  • hermosa
  • Management Consulting

About Me

Professional Summary Colonel David B. Kneafsey, US Army (Retired), is a mentor leader with over 35 years of Intelligence Community (IC) and operational expertise to include 24 years of Active Duty Army service with four command tours. He has a proven record of creating organizational vision, leading change, and serving within dynamic and complex environments. A graduate of the University of Scranton and the US Naval War College, he is also a master parachutist and joint specialty officer. Upon retirement from Active Duty, he served in a variety of capacities in the private sector to include business development, intelligence advisor and Senior Program Manager. He concluded his operational service as a counter-intelligence operations officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Prior to joining SDEDA in December 2015, he received his Council warrant serving as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Rapid City, South Dakota. Of note, Colonel Kneafsey proudly contributed for over three decades to local communities in support of the Boy Scouts of America. He served in a variety of leadership roles and capacities, mentoring both adults and scouts, in New Jersey, West Berlin, Arizona, Belgium, and Texas. He is a recipient of the National President's - Scoutmaster Award of Merit. He is married to Lisa Ann Toloy of Salinas, California; and have two children; a son, Ryan - a Technical Sergeant serving in the US Air Force in Texas; and a daughter, Colleen Marie - residing in northern Virginia. He is a published author and cartoonist. (605) 719-3844 | PO Box 477, Rapid City, SD 57709 | ellsworthauthority.com David B. Kneafsey COL US Army (Retired) Operations Manager South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority (SDEDA) David.Kneafsey@EllsworthAuthority.org 605-787-3184 PARTNER | PROMOTE | PROTECT | PREPARE