SME (Sales and Marketing Executives) Sioux Falls, the area’s leading professional development organization is celebrating its 60th year by bringing the world’s foremost development leader, John Maxwell, to Sioux Falls to inspire and teach area business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales and marketing executives. The Sioux Falls Leadership Summit will be held on Thursday, July 9th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
“I think everyone who aspires to excel in leadership has at least one John Maxwell book they have read and highlighted. Being able to have him here, live in person in Sioux Falls, to inspire our membership and our community is very exciting and a perfect way to celebrate SME’s 60th year,” said Jan Feterl, SME Board President-Elect.
In order to bring such a high-profile speaker to Sioux Falls, SME has sought the support of area businesses. The lead presenting sponsor for the Sioux Falls Leadership Summit is First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard.
First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse is a John Maxwell fan and attributes some of his success to the author. “I discovered John Maxwell a number of years ago and he opened my mind to new ways of approaching opportunities,” Dykhouse said. “First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard are excited to help bring him to Sioux Falls and share his message with others who are either in leadership positions or will be at some point in their careers.”
John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, has sold 30 million books. He has been called the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. His organizations have trained millions of leaders from every nation.
Another way SME is acknowledging their 60th anniversary is with new branding, which was unveiled at a press conference held on Tuesday, January 21. “Our membership is all aware of the immense benefit that comes with being in SME, but we realized that our branding needed to be updated. It is a pleasure to showcase the exciting era our organization is entering to attract new members,” said Tom Johnson, Board President of SME Sioux Falls.
Tickets for the Sioux Falls Leadership Summit are available now. You can also visit their website for more information about SME or how to become a member.