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SME announces Women of Excellence nominees

Feb. 27, 2023


Eighty-four women have been nominated for the annual Women of Excellence Awards from Sales & Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls.


The awards will be presented as part of the Women in Business event March 21 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in the categories of Excellence in Marketing, Excellence in Sales, Supporting Excellence, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Excellence in Public Service and Excellence in Leadership.


The women named were nominated by their peers. A committee of SME members will vote anonymously to determine winners. The women nominated are:

  • Ann Aasheim, Sammons Financial Group

  • Janet Anderson, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota

  • Melissa Baker, Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids

  • Marissa Begley, JRA Enterprises Inc. (Millennium Recycling and SEAM)

  • Jessica Bergman, Keller Williams; 605 Maid

  • Carrie Biondi, Sanford Health Foundation

  • Sierra Bokoskie, Northwestern Mutual

  • Melissa Brandner-Otten, Pet Wants Sioux Falls; supervising dentist, University of South Dakota

  • Anna Brenden, Sioux Falls Pride

  • Julie Briggs, Special Olympics South Dakota

  • Alison Brown Larson, US Government Loan; Grant Corporate

  • Andrea Carstensen, Minnwest Bank

  • Siera Christianson-Michael, Central Payments

  • Kim Coats, Northwestern Mutual

  • Ashleigh Cook, Ignite Infrared Hot Yoga Studio

  • Carol Cressman, Sanford Health

  • Jade Delaney, Lemonly

  • Dr. Melissa Dittberner, University of South Dakota

  • Rachel Dohrenwend, Sammons Financial Group

  • Chantelle Duncan, 605 Vixen

  • Kim Erkonen, Baird Private Wealth Management

  • Bri Fiedler, B|WELL Co.

  • Chantelle Friedman, Live Inspired 365

  • Cassidy Goldstine, Aflac

  • Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm

  • Becky Griebel, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce

  • José-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University

  • Ann Hamilton, Sanford Health

  • Karla Haugan, Sanford Health

  • Melissa Heckel, Branch Creative Co.

  • Elly Heckel, Union Gospel Mission Sioux Falls

  • Kelly Hefti, Sanford Health

  • Jeanine Hoff-Lubben, Paws Pet Resort

  • Allison Hutchinson, Sanford Health

  • Anna Jankord, Midco

  • Megan Jansick, Lazaderm and Physicians Vein Clinics

  • Erin Johanning, Avera Health

  • Leah Jones, Dakota News Now

  • Laurie Karlson, Lauriebelles

  • Carly Kewley, Hey, Carl

  • Kira Kimball, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

  • Theresa Kuiper, Sammons Financial Group

  • Stephanie Larscheid, Prairie Family Business Association

  • Michelle Lavallee, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota

  • Cierra Lindquist, Fully Promoted

  • Nichelle Lund, Holiday Inn City Centre

  • Micki Lundin, Avera Health

  • Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Avera Health

  • Wendy Mamer, Helpline Center

  • Kibbi McCormick, Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Cafe & Bakery

  • Valerie Melmer, Leadership South Dakota

  • Marla Meyer, Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

  • Janean Michalov, Furniture Mission

  • Rachael Neiman, Brandon Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Teri Jo Olean, SDK- South, West and Splash Bark

  • Lexus Paulson, Nautical Bowls

  • Barb Peterson, Meadowland Financial Group LLC

  • Holly Rader, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce

  • Jordan Reyes, Blue Star Investments, dba Anytime Fitness

  • Kobi Ringling, Children’s Home Shelter for Family Safety

  • Chrystal Rothenberger, Wildly You

  • Jackie Rust, Onsite State Tax LLC

  • Heather Schelling, Northwestern Mutual

  • Laura Schroeder, Sanford Health

  • Dr. Lauren Skattum, Britt Haus PC

  • Emily Sorenson, HenkinSchultz

  • Ashley Sorenson, Farmers Business Network

  • Colleen Stavig, Sioux Falls School District at Robert Frost Elementary

  • Dr. Maria Stys, Sanford Health

  • Lindsey Swenson, Northwestern Mutual

  • Shianne Teas, Northwestern Mutual

  • Dr. Alison R. Tendler, ART Vision; ARTisan Skin and Laser Center

  • Kerri Tietgen, EmBe

  • Erica Ulrich, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

  • Dr. Ashley Van Dyke, Avera Health

  • Dawn Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Plains Commerce Bank

  • Darla Van Rosendale, Dow Rummel Village

  • Lisa Verdin, South Dakota Afterschool Network

  • Cindy Weber, Sanford Health

  • Stacy Weller, Dakota Vascular

  • Autumn Wells, Autumn Elizabeth

  • Tracy Wheeler, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

  • Susan Williams, The Transformation Project SD

  • Harriet Yokum, Madison Investments



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