Brant Skogrand's Experience
I have been in the public relations field for 20 years, working on both the corporate and the agency side.
My most recent position was vice president at Risdall McKinney Public Relations (RMPR). My clients included a Minnesota-based credit union, an assisted living provider, a medical pharmacy benefit management company and more.
Prior to joining RMPR in 2008, I worked nearly four years as a senior media relations specialist at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. While there, I provided media relations expertise and spokesperson training as well as public relations counseling, planning, implementation and evaluation. I obtained media exposure for management and financial office teams. A campaign that I worked on to promote Thrivent Financial’s retirement solutions won two PRSA Silver Anvil Awards in 2008. In addition, I built Thrivent Financial's first social media presence.
Previously in my career, I worked for Thomson Reuters, where I edited employee publications, developed content for the employee intranet and promoted product launches. My earlier agency experience included working at Tunheim Partners. In my first job, I worked with both executives and field personnel on media relations at The Musicland Group.
I have worked with many leading companies, including: