Joe Satrom

Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for nearly four decades.  He is a graduate of North Dakota State University.  He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He was awarded the state’s highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association’s Tourism Award.  He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota  and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany.  He has served on committees for the National Tour Association.  He was  the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.  He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and for many years on the Board.  Joe was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. He has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world.   He was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which he continues to host group tours and cruises.

Photo was taken in Norway.