Name: Michael McNeal
Location: Leighton Broadcasting – Grand Forks
Background: I grew up in Osakis, MN, where I graduated from Osakis Public High School in May of 2001. I graduated from Mayville State University with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing and Advertising in May of 2005. I began working for Leighton Broadcasting after graduating and have been here ever since.
As far as why I love my job is because of the clients and relationships I have built over the last decade plus of working for them. It is my passion to start a new client with no brand recognition in our market place and watch their business turn into a great local brand. There is no better feeling then having a client say, “Whatever you are doing for my business, it is working!”
Random facts about yourself:
- I have been “Top Prospector” for 10 years in a row for Leighton Broadcasting in the Grand Forks market.
- I am one of the most passionate outdoorsman’s around…
- I have 2 Labrador Retrievers that I train to go on my many different hunting adventures that are named “Gus” who is a red lab and “Bama” who is a black lab.
- When I’m not working, I travel all over the United States, chasing waterfowl, upland birds, and big game. I have hunted in Saskatchewan, Canada; Manitoba, Canada; Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, and it is all made possible by my career with Leighton Broadcasting.
- I am also on hunting Pro-Staffs for Dakota Decoys, Sitka Gear, and Sport Dog products.