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Account Executives

Mara Walter

Mara joined the sales team two days after graduating from Augustana in 2005 and has not looked back since. Time flies when you’re having fun, or in Mara’s case, insanely busy with a husband and 3 kids! She relishes in the diversity and challenges of her position and is able to talk automotive in one meeting and the latest trends in the healthcare, grocery, or HVAC industry in the next! Her inquisitive self enjoys diving in to find the best possible solution for each client and appreciates the many platforms the Expect More Media sales team has to offer.

On the weekends you might find Mara spending time with her family back on the farm she grew up on outside of Rosholt, SD, water skiing at Big Stone Lake, or shooting hoops with her kids.

Phone: 605-373-7346
Email: mara.walter@ksfy.com

Leah Jones

Leah is a Broadcast TV Strategist, Digital Marketing Specialist, Event Planner & and volunteer youth mentor. For the past 12 years, she has helped fabulous and passionate business owners like you SHINE on all media platforms! She creates results-driven digital and broadcast marketing strategies for small businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations, non-profits, and ad agencies that can catapult them to expert status in their niche!

Also known as Momma Jones around the office, Leah is a native of Garretson, South Dakota, married to her wonderful husband, an avid sports enthusiast, a mom of 2 beautiful kids, and loves dogs, especially her miniature Schnauzer named Rocky!

Phone: 605-373-7347
Email: leah.jones@ksfy.com

Beth Knutson

Beth is on her second round at KSFY. After being with the station for 4 years she moved to Brookings to work at the Economic Development Corporation as Entrepreneurship Director helping start up new businesses and expand existing businesses. She didn’t stay away long as she was called back to the hustle and bustle of KSFY and Sioux Falls. She loves building a rapport and long-term relationships with clients, by working with them to build multimedia marketing campaigns. Connecting clients with their target customers and contributing to their success by going the extra mile is her ultimate goal each day.

In her free time she enjoys watching the Jackrabbits win and spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 605-373-7320
Email: beth.knutson@ksfy.com

Cole Julius

Here at KSFY, Cole helps businesses flourish and evolve locally through KSFY and Expect More Media’s broadcast and digital advertising solutions. He takes the time to discover a business’s needs and creates a custom, developed marketing attack so each client can reach their ideal customers and can continue to grow. By combining broadcast and digital marketing, Cole takes each client’s advertising campaign to the next level.

Cole is fairly new to the KSFY team. He comes from just up the road in the town of Watertown, SD. He graduated from South Dakota State University (Ears Up!) in May of 2018. In his free time you can find him playing pick-up basketball or at the golf course enjoying a Summer Shandy, weather permitting of course!

Phone: 605-373-7303
Email: cole.julius@ksfy.com

Kaig Havrevold

Kaig joined the KSFY team in November of 2018 as the Director of Digital Marketing & Sales. He loves having the opportunity to assist the team in coming up with the perfect, custom digital marketing plan for each and every client. By utilizing the best strategies in the industry, such as site re-targeting, geo-fencing, targeted email, and social media advertising, Kaig can create a campaign that will get any client’s ad in front of their ideal consumer.

After growing up in Volga, SD and attending Dakota State University, Kaig married his high school sweetheart, Kayla, in June 2018. Kaig is huge Harry Potter nerd and spends his free time reading, baking, and spending quality time with his family.

Phone: 605-373-7345
Email: kaig.havrevold@ksfy.com

Management

Michael Cornette

Michael started his journey in media back in 1990 at KPAT/KSOO radio in Sioux Falls. He then spent time at KDLT, KMBC and KCTV in Kansas City, and directing the sales teams of three NBC stations in Montana. He finally landed back home at KSFY, becoming General Sales Manager in 2013. Michael is a firm believer that an individual’s experiences frame the perspective in which they see the world. His over 30 years in the advertising and marketing world have taught him that an advertising strategy, when implemented correctly, does one simple thing: change behaviors.

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and their dog. He enjoys being outside, working in his shop, and updating his stamp and coin collections.

Phone: 605-373-7340
Email: michael.cornette@ksfy.com

Jim Berman

Jim became the President and General Manager of KSFY-TV in 2010, and he says it was the best move he’s ever made! Jim enjoys working with KSFY’s new reporters and anchors to help them get a strong start in the community. Of course, one of the most gratifying parts of his job is working with the KSFY sales team and their clients to develop and support solutions that help their businesses grow.

Jim serves on the boards of Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish and Family Services, Inc, and The Children’s Home Society of South Dakota. Jim has been on the board of SEBA youth baseball and coached local youth teams. Jim loves spending time with his family and not only watching sports, but playing them as well.

Phone: 605-373-7313
Email: james.berman@ksfy.com

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