Tunheim Hires Three New Consultants
MINNEAPOLIS – September 12, 2017 – Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, recently announced the hire of Media Consultant Meredith Kessler, Digital Consultant Nick Marcouiller, and Public Affairs Consultant Cailin Rogers.
All three add to Tunheim’s extensive experience developing thoughtful and effective strategic communications, as well as cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders and community leaders in the corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors.
Meredith joins Tunheim with more than 10 years of experience working in publicity, events, crisis communications, and media relations in both New York and Minnesota.
Previously, Meredith worked for the Walker Art Center as the Assistant Director of Public Relations where she handled prominent crisis communications, established strong relationships and directed media relations for multiple programmatic and institutional areas. Her prominent projects included large gallery exhibitions, film programs, the executive director’s office and the reopening of the Minneapolis sculpture garden.
Prior to joining the Walker Art Center, Meredith began her career in media relations in New York City, where she managed book publicity campaigns for prestigious publishing houses including Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) and Grove Atlantic Inc.
Meredith completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in English, with a focus on literature.
Nick began his career on the Obama 2012 campaign, where he supported the team innovating campaign technology by transforming social media audiences into volunteers and small donors.
Previously he served as Deputy Digital Director of a presidential campaign, where his talents were directed towards communicating national messaging to Minnesota’s digital audiences.
Nick adds to Tunheim’s extensive experience developing informed and compelling strategic campaigns, as well as cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders and community leaders in the public affairs, corporate and non-profit sectors. He also has strong experience in UI/UX design.
Nick graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts summa cum laude. He has lived and worked across the country including Minnesota, Chicago, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
With a background in political campaign work, community engagement and strategic planning, Cailin brings profound expertise to Tunheim.
Before joining Tunheim, Cailin worked for the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) where she transformed the organization’s strategic focus, engagement strategies, and comprehensive policies and procedures. She also supervised various real estate development projects and coordinated equity initiatives.
Prior to her work with the SAPCC, Cailin managed successful issue area and candidate-specific campaigns, and in 2016 was appointed to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s (MWMO) Board of Commissioners by Mayor Chris Coleman. Cailin serves on two boards including the Jennings Community School and the Towerside Innovation District.
Cailin graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs with her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Regional Planning.
“At Tunheim, we look for talent that brings unique perspectives, critical thinking and a passion for solving our clients’ problems,” said Chief Transformation Officer, Lindsay Treichel. “Meredith, Nick, and Cailin are great additions to our strong bench of consulting talent, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring their expertise to our clients.”
Tunheim is a strategic communications consulting firm that provides a full-spectrum of communication and consulting services to a broad range of global clients — and is a leading partner in IPREX. For 27 years, Tunheim has been in the business of Rethinking, helping clients to navigate complex change and empowering them to rethink how they must work to be understood by their stakeholders. With a broad range of talent and expertise, Tunheim is known for mining insights and developing integrated strategy to deliver unparalleled results.
Founded in 1983, IPREX is one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of creative and consulting firms, a $350 million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff and 115 offices worldwide working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.