Graduate Spotlight: Kari Jagodzinski


“My greatest success is helping others succeed.”

Kari Jagodzinski has been doing just that as a professional in the marketing field.  After serving as Vice President and Sales Director for a tourism and travel association, Kari started her own marketing firm and focused on assisting small businesses within the region where she lived.  That wasn’t enough.  She developed a second business to not only provide her clients with marketing needs but business to business sales.  This business expanded quickly into other locations within the Midwest.

Kari is a published author and has been recognized for her service to numerous business and community organizations, including the 2002 Small Business Advocate of the Year in South Dakota.  She is a 1986 graduate of NAU’s Rapid City campus and was the 2012 Distinguished Service Alumni Award recipient.  Kari is currently focusing on her family and continues to offer corporate speaking, training and consulting services.


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