Two of Minnesota's smartest political minds join The Theater of Public Policy to unpack this interesting political year.
Brian McClung, Governor Tim Pawlenty’s former Communications Director and Katharine Tinucci, Governor Mark Dayton’s former Press Secretary
- Who is likely to control the state legislature in 2017?
- What effects will Trump and Clinton have on Minnesota congressional races?
- Who would win in a Minnesota version of the Great British Bake-Off, Tim Pawlenty or Mark Dayton?
It's live at the Highland Park Library in St. Paul and it's FREE.
More details here: http://www.sppl.org/SaintPaulitics
Brian McClung is a Founding Partner of MZA+Co, a full-service public relations and public affairs firm based in St. Paul. Brian has 20 years of experience at the intersection of media, politics and business as a television news reporter, campaign manager, political spokesperson, communications strategist, and public relations executive. From 2004 to 2010, he served Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as Press Secretary, Director of Communications, and Deputy Chief of Staff. Brian’s media and public relations work has been recognized with a Politics in Minnesota/Capitol Report “Leaders in Public Policy” award. Brian continues to have strong relationships with reporters at the State Capitol and around Minnesota and is a regular guest on the state’s most-watched public affairs programs – Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” and KSTP-TV’s “At Issue with Tom Hauser.” Brian is a graduate of Washington & Lee University with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications.
Katharine Tinucci is Senior Vice President at MZA+Co. She previously served as Governor Mark Dayton's Campaign Manager during his successful re-election in 2014, overseeing all aspects of the campaign, including developing and managing a multi million-dollar budget, supervising staff and volunteers, and building relationships with a broad coalition of stakeholders. Prior to the 2014 campaign,Katharine served as Press Secretary to Governor Dayton, where she planned and executed communications strategy for advancing the Administration’s agenda, managed press events and acted as spokesperson for the governor. She also managed communications as Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications on Dayton’s 2010 campaign for governor. Katharine earned a B.A. in Theatre and Theology from Loyola University Chicago and a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.