Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, recently announced the additions of Jen Gates and Erin Jones to its team of consulting professionals.
With a strong background in public policy and project management, Jen Gates brings extensive experience to Tunheim, most recently working in the office of Gov. Mark Dayton since 2011. Gates held multiple campaign and public policy roles in her work with the Governor, including work on multi-agency legislative initiatives to eliminate unnecessary laws and implement plain language into state government policy. She also worked alongside Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on the Destination Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Gates graduated from the University of St. Thomas, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Erin Jones is returning to Tunheim after previously working at the firm as an intern through fall 2014. While at Tunheim, Jones has worked in the areas of media relations, business-to-business communications, public affairs and digital content creation. After completing her internship at Tunheim, Jones went on to work as a marketing coordinator at Thomson Reuters where she gained experience in product marketing for the Investigations & Public Records business unit. There she launched a campaign to honor law enforcement officials who used one of Thomson’s products to track and eventually prosecute criminals. Jones is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict – Saint John’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Hispanic studies.
“We are excited to welcome Erin and Jen to our consulting team,” said Kathy Tunheim, president and CEO of Tunheim. “I look forward to the unique perspectives they will each bring as we help our clients rethink their business challenges and navigate complex challenge.”