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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tunheim has been elected to the board of directors of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are pleased to announce that Kathy Tunheim has been elected to the board of directors. Tunheim has spent the past twenty years as principal and CEO of the independent public relations consulting firm Tunheim – located in Minneapolis.
Tunheim joins a board of directors that guides the work of The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation and a network of more than 2,000 community affiliates that collectively hold more than $1.4 billion in charitable assets. “I have had the honor of serving on community foundation boards in the past and believe they play an essential role in ensuring thriving communities. The Foundations' initiatives on equity and inclusion, as well as workforce development, are of particular interest to me,” says Tunheim.
Tunheim co-founded Tunheim in 1990 and has served as chief executive officer throughout the firm’s evolution while maintaining an active role in many of the agency’s client relationships. Prior to Tunheim, she gained experience in both the corporate world – including Vice President for Public Relations and Internal Communications at Honeywell – and the political arena, which profoundly shaped her approach to creating value as an agency counselor. 
“We are pleased to have Kathy Tunheim join our board of directors. She has previously brought her talents to the boards of museums, universities and numerous nonprofits and her insights will be invaluable to us at the Foundations,” says Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president and CEO of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations.