The senior leadership of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation serve to ensure that the overall operations of the Memorial are conducted in keeping with the direction set by the Board of Directors.
Whitney A. Rencountre II
Chief Executive Officer
Whitney Rencountre II, is Crow Creek Hunkpati Dakota from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and is the CEO of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Whitney previously served as Associate Director and Instructor at The Indian University of North America®. Whitney was a 2019 Honoree of Western South Dakota Child Protection Council. Whitney was named one of 605 Magazine’s South Dakota Young Leaders of 2017. Whitney served as Chairman of the South Dakota Humanities Council and Chairman of Visit Rapid City. For 11 years, has been Director of the Ateyapi Program, a culturally based mentoring program working with over 1,000 students each year in the Rapid City Area School District. Whitney has a passion to build bridges in the communities he serves.
Joseph A. Konkol
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph A. Konkol is the Chief Financial Officer for the Foundation. Until he stepped into his current role, the he served as the Interim CEO and Vice President of Finance at the Memorial. He has been at Crazy Horse Memorial for over 25 years with expertise in financing and nonprofit accounting management.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Joe served as the Payroll/Grant Accountant at St. John’s University in Minnesota. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Southwest State University (now Southwest Minnesota State University) and passed the CPA exam in 1988.
Joe enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, working out in the yard, hunting, and sports.