Griffin honored by SME

Feb. 8, 2019

Lewis Drug CEO Mark Griffin has been named the 2019 Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls.

SME will award the honor at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

From five Lewis stores in 1986 to 58 today, Griffin is being recognized for leading Lewis through the ever-changing retail industry since he joined the company in 1978 as vice president of inventory control.

Griffin also serves on the executive committee for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and was its chair from 2002-03. He’s also a past chair of the Sioux Falls Airport Authority, Junior Achievement of South Dakota, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Forward Sioux Falls. He recently retired from the Raven Industries board after serving for 30 years.

This event also will include SME’s Rising in Excellence Award, which will be presented to a current SME Sioux Falls member age 25 to 45 who is viewed as a future leader in and has contributed to the business community.

SME Sioux Falls members can attend the 2019 SME Excellence Awards for free. The cost for guests is $55. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Visit smesiouxfalls.org for tickets.

Griffin honored by SME

Lewis Drug CEO Mark Griffin has been named the 2019 Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls.

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