Searle Swedlund is the Executive Director of Jamestown Tourism. In this role, he works with a variety of community agencies to market the community and grow the ways visitors interact with the region. Prior to this, Searle worked at Concordia College for 14 years in a variety of capacities including Alumni Relations. He is active with Habitat for Humanity, the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, and the Jamestown Arts Center. He is married to Emmy Swedlund and together they have a very active daughter, Sigrid, and a rescue dog, Freki.
Searle is originally from Velva, ND where his family still resides. “Having worked closely with the Jamestown Arts Center, I have witnessed how the arts cultivate creative thought processes and build community,” says Swedlund.