SME of Sioux Falls names nominees for Women of Excellence Awards

Sioux Falls, SD— Sales and Marketing Executives, Inc. of Sioux Falls has released the list of nominees for its Women of Excellence Awards, which will be presented as part of the SME Women in Business® event on April 24, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Awards are sponsored by Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in the categories of Excellence in Marketing, Excellence in Sales, Supporting Excellence, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Excellence Through the Decades.

The women named were nominated by their peers and will be voted on anonymously by a SME committee. Women nominated are: Jaine Andrews, KELO; Becka Burger, Henkin Schultz; Kendra Calhoun, Avera; Shelly Johnson, Lawrence & Schiller; Steph Jurgens, Sanford Health; Kerri Stokes, Wireless World; Terran Bergdale, A-OX Welding Supply Inc; Kristin Hoefert, Northwestern Mutual; Theresa Kocer, Wellmark; Gloriann Kueter, Regency Management; Darcy Litzen, Avera eCARE; Nancy Weber-Sweere, Midco; Shirley Buseman, SF Area Chamber of Commerce; Amanda Engel, The Duncan Law Firm; Val Harris, KELOLand Media Group; Jess Jasso, Northwestern Mutual ; Mary Jones, Marmen Energy; Samantha Larsen, Sammons Financial Group; Laura Nemec, SGT Contractor to EROS; Stephanie Ovall, SMG, Premier Center; Amanda Saeger, Sanford Health; Pam Vis, Wireless World; Charlotte Hofer, BIZ NOW; Steff Holtrop, MED Magazine/Hood Magazine; Deanna Larson, Avera Ecare; Jeanine Lubben, Paws Pet Resort; Amy Stockberger, The Amy Stockberger Team; Lyndsay Sievert, Lyndsay’s Essential Life/DoTerra; Jaine Andrews, KELO; Kris Gaster, Avera; Dr Heidi Hanson, All City Pet Care and Cindy Hoy, Sanford.

This event honors area women who are leaving their mark on the business world. The day’s schedule begins with a trade show from noon – 5 pm; followed by dinner, awards and a presentation by keynote speaker Hilary Farr, co-host of HGTV’s “Love It or List It”. Tickets may be ordered by calling 605-336-5626 or visiting the website at .

Sponsorship for this event comes from Gold Sponsors: Wellmark, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, Principal Financial Group and Sanford Health, as well as Silver Sponsors: RASE, Avera, Midco, Gunderson’s Jewelry, Wireless World, Montgomery’s Furniture, and in-kind sponsors KelolandTV and Midwest Radio.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, visit

SME is the premier organization for developing and sustaining a driven and influential force of leaders in our community, and continuously provides our elite membership with networking opportunities and world-class education thus giving them “an edge to their success®”. SME members include CEOs, marketing managers, sales managers and other senior executives who contribute to the advancement of sales and marketing management. More information about Sales and Marketing Executives, Inc. is available at


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April 16, 2018