Malcom Chapman


Chapman Group City of Rapid City


Malcom “Chap” Chapman is president and founder of the Chapman Group, an organizational communications-consulting firm that offers retreat facilitation, strategic planning, coaching, seminars, and keynote addresses to organizations and businesses.
He is a former U.S. Marine Corp Officer and he served three terms as Councilman for the City of Rapid City. Chap has worked in professional sales and as a consultant to the Center for Naval Analysis in Washington D.C.

He is an active National League of Cities advocate, participant, and presenter. Chap holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration and was awarded the 2008 South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. He was recently selected as a 2015-2017 Bush Fellow, around his work in community leadership and capacity building.

Service has been central to Chap throughout his life. His board service includes or has included the following organizations: Optimist of the Black Hills, Leadership Rapid City, United Way of the Black Hills, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Youth and Family Services, South Dakota Lutheran Social Services, Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting, National League of Cities (NLC), NLC University Advisory Board, Rapid City Library Foundation, and life memberships in both the Military Officer Association of America and Optimist International. Chap’s current priority is to work to further early childhood education, community leadership, and affordable housing issues. Chap and his family live in Rapid City, SD.

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