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Duane Salonen

Duane Salonen

Phone: 402-399-9416
Departments: Trainers, Administration, Client Development


Duane L. Salonen, a graduate of Dakota State University, began his career as a High School teacher and coach in Nebraska in 1974. In 1977, he became a field sales representative for a building material distributor, serving lumber and building businesses in South Dakota. He began his Dale Carnegie career in 1979, as a vocational Dale Carnegie Course® Instructor. In 1981, he joined the Dale Carnegie® team full time as a Certified Instructor/sales person and in 1985 as an Area Manager. In 1990, became the franchise owner of the South Dakota area including parts of Wyoming and Iowa and in 1999 added the northern half of Nebraska to the franchised territory. Dale Carnegie programs are offered in over 78 countries and 27 languages through 130 franchised positions worldwide.

The production year of 1997 found his company as 1 of 6 Founders Club award recipients worldwide and the only United States recipient. The Founders Club is the highest award for increased production offered by Dale Carnegie and Associates Inc. In 2000 his company earned the Chairman of the Board Award and in 2002 the Presidents Club Award.

Duane’s career as an instructor has allowed him to graduate over 7,000 graduates of course curriculum and has presented to audiences of all typed of companies and all sizes over the past 29 years.

His company has a mission to “Support the growth of successful organizations by creating successful individuals through training and development solutions.”

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