B.S., University of South Dakota, 1982
MBA, University of South Dakota, 1987
Shelly Gardner is a native of Sioux Falls where she began her career as a banker with Norwest Bank in Sioux Falls. During her career at Norwest, Shelly was an operations officer, a manager of two successful branch facilities and a vice president in commercial real estate. After her career in banking, she had the opportunity to lead a family business that was transitioning from second generation to third generation control. The life experiences encompassed in her 20-year career add to the course material that she conveys to students in the classroom. Gardner teaches courses in management and entrepreneurship.