ABOUT US

Our mission is to provide our customers with creative and innovative ideas while delivering an outstanding customer experience.

Promotion Select is located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Our clients include corporations, professional sports teams, law firms, banks and small-to-medium-size businesses. We are members of Promotional Product Association International (PPAI), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Legal Marketing Association (LMA), the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce and many other civic associations. 

We are dedicated to providing our customers creative, new ideas, outstanding customer service and expedient follow-up. Whether your company is looking for high quality, well-appointed wearables or personalized gifts, we can assist you in promoting your goods and services through thousands of unique and creative gift ideas.

 

 Meet the team!

 
Tim Samuelson - President

 
Heidi Sturmfels - Business Development + Senior Account Manager

My process for turning a bad day into a good one:  I take the day one step at a time and just try to remember to be positive and treat your suppliers/customers like you would like to be treated.

Hobbies and interests/hidden talents:  I sing professionally with Exultate Choir in the Twin Cities

What’s a fun fact about you that many people may not know? I have lived in 6 different states in the US and 1 country outside of the US.

 

Annie Ellefson - Business Development + Senior Account Executive

My favorite quote:  “How you do anything is how you do everything!” Jess Sims, Peloton- I think it’s so important to give your all in everything that you do! Whether it’s at work or at home!

My family/pets:  I have a wonderful husband named Kjell, we have an 11 year Cockapoo named Bentley (our Promotion Select office dog that comes to work every day!) and we’re expecting our first baby in September! (a boy to join our crew!)

Favorite TV Show? I’m a “Bravoholic”. I love anything on Bravo, especially all of the Housewives, Summer House, and Vanderpump Rules!

 

Jamie Efnor - Business Development + Senior Account Executive

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou. This quote is so incredibly accurate, especially being in a role that works with people all day long!

I LOVE to read. I became quite the bookworm in the past few years and love nothing more than cuddling up on the couch or back patio with a good book and cup of coffee or glass of wine depending on the time of day. ??

One food I cannot resist is mac-n-cheese. (If you ever go to Yum! Bakery or Revival, make sure you get a side of mac-n-cheese, theirs both are the best.)

 

Suzanne Huwald - Business Development + Senior Account Executive

What motivates me to do what I do here, and how I contribute to the customer experience:  The people for sure! I love meeting with clients and helping them find the perfect item(s) to build their brand.

My family/pets:  Family time is key for me - spending time with my husband Lance, our 3 sons (and significant others), and our dog Zoey puts me in my happy place for sure!

What is one food that you cannot resist? I grew up in Winona, MN, and there are two things I can’t resist: Rocco’s pizza and Bloedow’s donuts. If you ever make it to Winona, I highly recommend checking them both out!  

  

Linda Crosby-Rowekamp - Accounting Department

My favorite quote:  Do what you love, love what you do…

My hometown:  I grew up in Waukesha Wisconsin

Favorite color?  Purple

 

Lesli Drewianka - Accounting Department

My first job was at K-mart, in the clothing department.

Family:
Husband, Patrick
Son, Ryan, and Daughter-in-law Megan
Daughter,  Ashley
Cats, Jasper and Mitzie

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a Veterinarian when I grew up.

 
Dawn Logelin - Office Manager

My process for turning a bad day into a good one: It’s simple and it works every time…I remind myself of all the truly bad days I had during my battle with cancer and just like that my “bad day” isn’t so bad any more. :o)

My family/pets:
Hubby Scott
Kiddos Blake, Payton, Alex and Ellie

Favorite TV Show? Better Things


Holly Hamm - Art Director + Graphic Designer

My first job:  In 6th grade I detasseled corn.

My family/pets:  I'm married to Aaron and we have a daughter, Novalee, and two pitbull rescue dogs, Duncan and Sam.

Craziest thing I've ever done? Jumped out of an airplane.


Nic Bentz - Senior Account Manager

My first job:  I was a Bag Boy at Bearpath Golf and Country Club. I met lifelong friends there and was a great experience growing up.

Hobbies and interests/hidden talents:  I love to golf. Whenever the weather allows it you can find me somewhere on a golf course.

Favorite TV Show? My favorite show ever was Game of Thrones before they messed up the ending. Right now Succession and Yellowstone are at the top of my list.

 

Lucas Herd - Senior Account Manager

What motivates me to do what I do here, and how I contribute to the customer experience:  Our staff and our customers motivate me to do my best work daily. It is very satisfying to see a project through from beginning to end and when the client is happy, we are happy! Also, very motivating to work with a group of people that are fun to work with and have the same mission to provide that expedient customer service to our clients!

My family/pets:  Been married to my wife Emily for 4 years. We have a son, Keller, who is 1.5 years old. We also have a Mini Goldendoodle named Bindy, who is 2 years old.

What is one food that you cannot resist? I have a very hard time saying no to anything that involves Ice Cream! Dairy Queen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is my go-to.

 

Markus Sturmfels - Senior Account Manager

The first job I ever held was being an Inshop- Sandwich Maker for Jimmy John’s.

I love to play Golf, but I LOVE everything there is about football.

My idea of a perfect day would be September 11th at Metlife Stadium watching a New York Jets victory with my family.  And the sun being out of course!  

 

Amanda Bloomer - Senior Account Manager

My favorite quote:  “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done” – Thomas Jefferson

My family/pets:
Husband, Ben
Daughter, Ashlynn
Dog, Bella (Cavachon)

What’s a fun fact about you that many people may not know? I played in 4 College Volleyball National Championships

 

Mikayla Bakken - Account Manager

The best way to turn a bad day into a good day is listen to some good music and do something nice for myself and someone else!

My little family consists of my husband Brandon (we just celebrated one year in June!), our 6 year old Australian Shepherd rescue, Hudson, and our kitty, Honey!

A fun fact that people may not know about me is that I won the North Hudson Pepper Fest Spaghetti Eating Competition 2 years in a row!

 

Kim Kimball - Account Manager

Inspirational quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

I’m married to Jon, we live in Waconia and have 20-year-old identical twins daughters, Megan & Molly, who will be going into their junior year at the University of St. Thomas this fall. Life is good!

A fun fact is that I am a USFSA Nationals gold medalist in figure skating from a few decades ago and still have my medal!

 

Tama Kerber - Account Manager

My family/pets:  My daughters Taylor and Teagan and a Morkie Lola and a Yorkie Rosey

What is one food that you cannot resist? Punch Margarita Pizza and marble cake with buttercream frosting

My favorite quote:  “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

 

 

Jennifer Cecil - Shipping + Kitting Coordinator

My favorite quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

Three words that best describe me: Warmhearted, determined and adventures

Craziest thing I've ever done? Zip lining in the Mayan jungle

 

Jaxson and Bentley - The Office Dogs!


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