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Meet Connie

I will never forget the day I chose to go into marketing. I was in art school because I’ve always loved art and came to a point where I had to choose either the artist career path or the commercial art career path. I’ll always wonder what would have happened had I chosen art! I do still paint, but it’s much more of a hobby.

Most of my career was as an Art Director or Creative Director at some top agencies and Fortune 100 companies, and I’ve worked with many types of clients including B2B, B2C, and Retail. Since 2010 I’ve been in my own consulting business focusing on small businesses. I love them because they are so engaged in the process. They’re good at making decisions, staying open-minded and flexible, and are willing to try new things with their marketing. What I do is help them build a foundation based on a solid brand strategy that their marketing works from.

I’m also a big proponent of diversity and inclusion. I love volunteering with non-profits and working to advance women in small business. I want to empower them to make it happen as a business owner.

I grew up in Armonk, New York (a suburb of NY city), we moved to MN when I was a teenager. Those NY roots make me a direct communicator – which is a good thing in a marketer! We want simple, direct, concise communications. Amiright?! Yes! I am right about this!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 25 years of experience. I have only, ever worked in marketing and advertising
  • Work on Campbell’s Soup was highlighted in P.O.P Magazine
  • Led the Branding Council for a multi-billion dollar line of business. I’ve specialized in branding over my entire career.
  • Past Vice President of MN Mensa
  • Participated in Project Skyway, a start-up accelerator intensive
  • Award-winning artist

CURRENT LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • Marketing instructor with WomenVenture
  • Mentor with WomenVenture

PREVIOUS BOARD POSITIONS

  • Board Chair, SCORE South Metro Chapter (Currently Emeritus)
  • Co-Leader Biz Growth Alliance Mastermind
  • Board Secretary/Treasurer South Lake BNI
  • Board Vice President Minnesota Mensa
  • Board Marketing/PR Coordinator Minnesota Mensa
  • Board Vice President of Plymouth Arts Council
  • Board Marketing Committee Chair Plymouth Arts Council
  • Board Secretary Galumph Theater


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