Meet Malcom

Malcom Chapman reading a book

Malcom “Chap” Chapman is president and founder of the Chapman Group which offers a variety of consulting services that empower attendees with a tools they can immediately implement in their workplace. These services include retreat facilitation, strategic planning, training, leadership development, course development, seminars, and keynote addresses. He offers course work based on models he has designed: Harvesting the Company Mind and The Five Powers.

Chap draws from wide-ranging experience in both public and private sectors to enrich his work through the Chapman Group. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and held the rank of Captain at his discharge, enjoyed a career in professional sales, worked as a consultant to the Center for Naval Analysis—a Washington, D.C. think tank, and served as an elected official in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Elected to the Rapid City Council in 2004, Chap served as Ward 5 Alderman for three two-year terms. He was elected by his peers to both president and vice-president leadership positions. While on the Council, Chap’s involvement also included chairing budget hearings which adopted $126 million budget and serving on numerous committees: Legal & Finance Committee, Legal and Finance Committee Chair, Vision 2012 Sub-Committee, Public Works Committee, Capital Improvements Program, Safe Streets Task Force Chair, Rapid City Regional Airport Board Liaison, Task Force on Strengthening Families and Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth (National League of Cities Initiative), Dakota Land Trust President, Floodplain Development Policy Committee, Tax Increment Finance Committee, Deer Herd Management Committee, Emergency Management Committee, and Rapid City Annexation Sub-Committee.

While on the Council, Chap was active with the SD Municipal League which extended to his participation on the Resolutions Committee and Taxation and Revenue Committee.

Chap’s commitment to local government led him to become active in the National League of Cities (NLC). In addition to presenting at NLC Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Seminars, Chap has served on the NLC’s Human Development Steering Committee, LTI Board, Governance Taskforce, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council.

Service has been central to Chap throughout his life and his activity with community organizations includes Optimists International, Optimists of the Black hills, Leadership Rapid City, United Way of the Black Hills, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Youth & Family Services, and Rapid City Library Foundation. Chap’s current priority is to work on early childhood education and affordable housing issues.

Chap and his family live in Rapid City, SD.