March 15, 2022
More than 50 women have been nominated for the Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. Women of Excellence Awards. They will be presented March 22 as part of the SME Women in Business event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in the categories of Excellence in Marketing, Excellence in Sales, Supporting Excellence, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Excellence in Leadership. Here are the nominees:
Lora Black, Sanford Health
Erin Bosch, Sanford Health
Patti Brands, The Bancorp
Terri Carlson, Sanford Health
Kim Coats, Northwestern Mutual
Suzy Collignon Hodgen, Sanford Health
AshLeigh Cook, Ignite Infrared Fitness Studio
Leslie Cooper, Avera Institute for Human Genetics
Christina Cota, Cota Coaching and Consulting
Nancy Davidson, Augustana University
Jennie Doyen, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Tammy Eichacker, Sanford Health
Lexie Frankman, Midco
Addie Graham Kramer, The Event Company
Taylor Hanson, 605 Magazine and 605 Creative Co.
Jamie Hegge, Lawrence & Schiller
Katie Herrmann, Cirka Performance Arts
Taneeza Islam, South Dakota Voices for Peace
Melissa Johnson, Oh My Cupcakes
Laurie Knutson, The Interim CEO
Cami Koehn, Northwestern Mutual
Connie Kramer, The Birth Place, Sanford Health
Julie Lautt, Avera Health
Domanique Lokken, Great Shots and Blue Rock Bar & Grill
Linda Maeschen, Sanford Health
Wendy Mamer, Augustana University
Brienne Maner, Startup Sioux Falls
Melissa Matlock, Prairie View Event Hall
Peggy McGuire, Holiday Inn City Centre
Diane McKee, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Amy Moore, Lemonly
Katie Mouw, Stewart Title
Kara Nelson, Good Samaritan Society
Vicki Neve, Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry
Jackie Payne, FranklinCovey
Maddie Peschong, Maddie Peschong — Photographer, White Space Studio
Cindy Peterson, Maximizing Excellence LLC
Melany Pravecek, Holiday Inn City Centre
Addie Reiman, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Nikkee Rhody, Central Payments and Falls Fintech
Karla Santi, Blend Interactive
Heather Schelling, Northwestern Mutual
Carissa Schoffelman, Click Rain
Jodi Schwan, SiouxFalls.Business, 605 Made, Pigeon605, Align Content Studio
Holly Shane, Avera Health
Jennifer Sherman, Stifel
Katie Studer, Avera Health
Lindsey Swenson, Northwestern Mutual
Ashley Thompson, Keloland Living
Heather VanderHelm, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire
Dawn VanNieuwenhuyzen, Plains Commerce Bank
Terra Vennard, Silencer Central
Jackie Wentworth, Experience Sioux Falls
Wendy Wills, First International Bank & Trust
The full event schedule includes:
Six educational breakout sessions from local leaders Kira Kimball, Tara Allen, Tim Schut, Maddie Peschong, Brienne Maner and Amber Reints.
From Dreaming to Doing entrepreneurial panel moderated by Jodi Schwan featuring local business owners Ngoc Thach, Lindsey Swenson, Sanaa Abourezk and Alana Snyder.
Experience Rooms with opportunities to get a professional headshot, practice a growth mindset exercise or participate in a service project.
Trade fair of local vendors highlighting health care, personal and professional development, retail, travel resources and more.
Presentation of the Women of Excellence Awards.
Keynote from Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” and known for having been portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the movie adaptation.