Honors & Awards

10-7_650Participant, Credit Union Executive Society’s CEO Institute, 2017 – present. Wharton School’s Session I and Cornell University’s Session II completed; session III planned for Spring 2019.

Numerous Marketing Awards, Marketing Association of Credit Unions, Credit Union National Association, and Minnesota Credit Union Network, 2017 – present. Honored for work at Hiway Federal Credit Union, Royal Credit Union and SPIRE Credit Union.

CUNA Category’s Best Diamond Award, 2016. Black Friday “Doorbusters” insert recognized as the top print ad submission among all asset classes at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Conference.

CUNA Diamond Award, 2016. Asset class winner for both creativity & effectiveness in the Television category for SPIRE’s 2015 branding series (produced in 2014).

Business Development Certification, 2016. Earned certificate in business development from CUNA.

User Experience (UX) Certification, 2015. Attained UX certificate from the Nielsen Norman Group.

Credit Union Magazine Credit Union Rock Star, 2014. Honored for innovation and creativity in the credit union industry, and for making the credit union world a better place.

CUNA Category’s Best Diamond Award, 2014. Recognized as the top submission among all asset classes in the Branding/Corporate Identity category for SPIRE’s history video.

CUNA Diamond Award, 2014. Asset class winner for both creativity & effectiveness in the Television category for SPIRE’s 2013 branding series.

CUNA Diamond Award, 2014. Asset class winner for community impact in the Public Relations/Community Event category, which recognized SPIRE’s partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Fast Break Foundation.

CUNA Category’s Best Diamond Award, 2013. Recognized as the top submission among all asset classes for SPIRE’s 2011-2012 branding television.

ADDY Awards, 2005-2009. Winner of over three dozen awards for strategic work for healthcare, financial services and tourism clients, including three appearances on Judges’ Row. The ADDYs recognize outstanding marketing communications across a variety of client categories.

Travel Marketing Award of Merit, Visit Duluth 2007 Summer Campaign. Developed concept and copy for a multimedia “Duluth the Movie” campaign that incorporated traditional media, viral video, guerilla marketing and public relations. In 2007, tourism was up eight percent.

Healthcare Advertising Review feature, Sacred Heart Hospital Branding Campaign, 2008. Developed concept and copy for a multimedia rebranding campaign. The agency’s work resulted in a full percentage point gain in market share for client.

Winner, Minnesota Cooperatives Network
Graduate Student Scholarship, 2012

Graduate, Leadership Duluth
Class of 2010-11

Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise

Certified Personal Trainer, National Exercise Trainers Association

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