2018 SME Excellence Awards Honoree : Rod Carlson

Tuesday - February 27, 2018 Add

The Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls bring back their Excellence Awards with special Honoree : Rod Carlson Tuesday, February 27 starting at 5:30 pm. 

Tickets : $50 per person

Rod Carlson was born and raised in Thief River Falls, MN. A graduate of Brown College with a degree in Radio and Television, Rod moved to Brookings, SD with the cable company and was hired by Sioux Falls Cable in 1974. A born business development professional, serving in the roles of General Manager and VP of Government Affairs and Community Relations, Rod spent the next 29 years blazing the trail for the growth of the cable and telecomm industry in SD, ND, MN and NE for Midcontinent Communications. His diversified skill set and the natural ability to develop long-lasting relationships, both business and personal, paved the way for him to move into the world of banking with First PREMIER as VP of Business Development, healthcare as Director of Public Affairs with Sanford Health and most recently as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Active Generations. Through his endless dedication to community service, countless non–profits in education, tourism, human services, service clubs, Chamber of Commerce and local and state government have benefited from Rod’s many contributions. A decorated veteran of the US Air Force, Rod is a board member of the Sioux Falls Airshow. Rod’s honest, thoughtful and heartfelt representation of these many organizations has brought millions of dollars in support of their causes. We are proud to recognize Rod Carlson as 2018 Marketing Executive of the Year.



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Sioux Falls Convention Center
1101 N. West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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