April Nelson has joined Beehive PR as an account director. Nelson has nearly 10 years of experience managing public relations programs, leading crisis communications and securing high-profile media coverage for agency clients, publicly traded companies and nonprofit associations.
Before joining Beehive, Nelson was an account supervisor at Weber Shandwick, where she helped lead the national public relations campaign for the 2010 U.S. Census. She also represented clients Prudential Retirement, Amway and the YMCA of North America. Nelson previously led public affairs efforts at Education Minnesota and corporate communications for PLATO Learning. Her award-winning work has been recognized by the national and Minnesota chapters of PRSA, Minnesota IABC, PR Week and the American Federation of Teachers.
A summa cum laude graduate of Concordia College, Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in English. She also earned a project management certificate from the University of St. Thomas. She is a member of Minnesota PRSA, the Education Writer’s Association and the Association of Education Publishers.