Monday, April 16, 2018

Brailsford moves to World Affairs Councils of America

Liz Brailsford (MPA ’16) recently joined the World Affairs Councils of America as COO, where she is responsible for all internal office functions and external programs. Most recently, Liz served as a full-time consultant for Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner for USAID. Previously, she led the international department at Relocation Today, where she headed operations, management, business development, and client relations of the department.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wallace becomes Peace Coffee owner


Lee Wallace (MPP ’05) recently became the owner of Peace Coffee. She additionally serves as CEO of the company.



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Tuesta appointed as Minister of Economy


David Tuesta (MA ’97) was appointed as the Minister of Economy in Peru in April. Tuesta was formerly the corporate director of strategy at CAF in Spain.

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Greco quoted in Business Officer Magazine


Mike Greco (MURP ’10) was recently quoted in Business Officer Magazine for his expertise in adaptability in communities. Greco is currently the director of the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project.

Read the Business Officer Magazine article here.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gieseke joins Grant Thornton LLP


Matthew Gieseke (MPP ’16) has joined Grant Thornton LLP as an associate. He was formerly a management analyst with the National Institutes of Health.

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Mehta featured in Star Tribune, MPR


Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published a commentary in the Star Tribune and was interviewed by MPR regarding Minneapolis and integration. Mehta is currently the director of community programs at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

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Grant featured in Star Tribune


Danielle Grant (MPA ’08) and her nonprofit AchieveMPLS were recently featured in Star Tribune’s Inside Track section. Grant and AchieveMPLS publicly thanked several businesses for their support of Minneapolis public schools.

Read the Star Tribune article here.

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