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Explore Minnesota Staff

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Lauren Bennett McGinty
Executive Director
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Beth Helle
Deputy Director, Destination Development
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Kathryn Sutton
Deputy Director, Destination Marketing
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Randolph Briley
Deputy Director, Outdoor Recreation
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Mike Meyer
Senior Manager- Business Operations
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Marya Barsanti
Executive Aide
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Lyndsey Hanson
Government Relations Coordinator
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Roxanne Lane
Human Resources Director
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Chris Morgan
Communications Manager
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Jake Juliot
Public Relations Specialist
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Melanie Graves
Graphic Designer
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Cathy Pinske
Destination Marketing Project Coordinator
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Karina Hill
Campaign Marketing Manager
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Gretchen Nussbaum
Research Analyst
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Jared Laabs
Marketing Coordinator
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Glori Woolley
Partnerships Strategist
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Devon Cox
Digital Strategy Manager
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Caitlin Hannah
Digital and Social Media Strategist
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Andrew Parks
Digital Content Strategist and Editor
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Chris Lawton
Content & Newsletter Support
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Anne Paterson
Web Specialist
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Shannon Lukes Hauser
Destination Development Project Coordinator
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Nicole Lalum
Industry Relations Manager and Tribal Nations Outreach
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Michael Hernandez
Metro Industry Relations
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Derek Ramthun
Northeast Industry Relations
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Lisa Havelka
Southern Industry Relations
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Jennifer Schak
Market Development Manager
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Cheryl Offerman
Market Development Manager, Temp
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Julie Ramer
Welcome Centers Manager
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Linda Vuicich
Southern Welcome Centers Supervisor
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Gail Walkowiak
Northern Welcome Centers Supervisor
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David Robb
Central Welcome Centers Supervisor
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Ben Vuicich
Moorhead Customer Services Specialist Intermediate
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Gloria DeBenedet
Moorhead Customer Services Specialist
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Sally Lundholm
Thompson Hill Customer Services Specialist
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Robin Allen
Thompson Hill Customer Services Specialist
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Megan Jahnke
Albert Lea Customer Services Specialist
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Cynthia Calderon
Albert Lea Customer Services Specialist
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JR Helget
St. Croix Customer Services Specialist
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Stephen Sarvi
Dresbach Customer Services Specialist Intermediate
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Ruth Olson
Dresbach Customer Services Specialist
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Melissa DonCarlos
Management Analyst
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Sean Lydon
Agency IT/Web Tech
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Dawn Bushman
Contract Specialist
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Amy Drazkowski
Accounting Officer
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Sandy Karnowski
Buyer and Office Support
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Frances Fyten
Marketing Generalist - Explore Minnesota for Business
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