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Melanie Sage

Melanie Sage, Network Account Executive, SDN Communications


Melanie Sage brings valuable experience to her job as the commercial sales manager for SDN Communications. She has 13 years of experience with SDN in other positions and five years in sales with other companies.

Sage returned to SDN in November 2016 to become part of the company’s wholesale services team. She and JJ Anderson worked with regional and national carriers as well as with SDN member companies. She accepted the position of commercial sales manager in August 2017 and reports to Ryan Punt, vice president of sales.

Sage was born and raised in Hull, Iowa; she moved to Sioux Falls after high school. She has an associate’s degree from Southeast Technical Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sioux Falls.

She started working for SDN in 1999 as a receptionist, was promoted to a pricing and sales support position, and then became a network account executive. Stints in sales and with other companies gave her insights about serving customers from other perspectives.

“Businesses are generating and moving more data all the time, and they need to be able to transport it quickly and efficiently,” she says, “and SDN does its best to help.”

Sage and her husband, Ryan, have a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. Sage also enjoys running, working out and volunteering. 

Call Sage at (605) 978-7131 or use the contact form below to email them.