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Leif Eie Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Eie has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the air travel industry

Mr. Leif Eie is a retired sales management executive with more than 25 years of distinguished service for the Scandinavian Airline System.

    BOTHELL, WA, October 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Leif Eie with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Eie celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Eie is a retired sales management executive with more than 25 years of distinguished service for the Scandinavian Airline System. A native of Flekkefjord, Norway, and a member of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, he immigrated to the United States in 1952, and was naturalized in 1954. He completed an Army leadership course and graduated with distinction from the Heilbronn Army Education Center in 1954.

His lifelong passion for meeting new people and a desire to travel led him to a career in sales and management for the Scandinavian Airline System, where he began in 1952 as a member of ticket counter staff based in New York City. By 1964, he had risen to sales manager, and in 1965, Mr. Eie relocated to Seattle to become district sales manager for the Scandinavian Airline System. In 1970, he became the airline's Northwestern area manager, a role he would hold until his retirement in 1991. He was also an adviser to the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program for approximately ten years starting in 1980.

In 1990, Mr. Eie was named an honorary vice-consul by the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Washington, D.C., and he has received numerous medals and awards for his contributions to cultural exchange and diplomatic ties between the United States, Norway and Sweden. Among other honors, he is a Decorated Knight of the Order of the Polar Star, a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, and has been recognized by the city of Seattle, Washington, who designated May 15 as Leif Eie Day. He is a founder of the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, and co-founder of the Seattle Sister Cities Program, which helps sponsor arts programs exchange between designated sister cities. He is proud to have brought a theater production to Bergen, Norway, under the auspices of the program.

Mr. Eie is a member of the Sons of Norway, the Norwegian Seamen War Veterans, and a member of the honorary board of directors of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce. In his retirement, he enjoys playing guitar, composing music and salmon fishing. In light of all his accomplishments, he has previously been featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Eie has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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