Make-A-Wish South Dakota president accepts national position

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota has accepted a national position within the organization.

Paul Krueger will begin working remotely from Sioux Falls for Make-A-Wish America, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona, after January. In his new role, he will serve as a chapter advancement advisor, working with Make-A-Wish chapters across the country.

“I absolutely love the mission of Make-A-Wish,” Krueger said. “It is a bittersweet decision, but I am thrilled to be able to remain with the organization and utilize my skills in a new way. I am grateful for our dedicated board, staff, volunteers, donors and wish families.”

Krueger has led the South Dakota chapter for the past seven years. During that time, the organization said the chapter has granted more than 450 wishes for kids suffering from critical illnesses.

The "Wishes in Flight" campaign and a regional office in Rapid City also emerged under Krueger's leadership.

A search for his replacement will begin immediately.