Lucy Sanford, a recent graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, joined the Greater Mankato Growth team as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in early August.
Miss Sanford earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media with a minor in Marketing and a minor in Art. While there, she was involved in the university’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and became the Social Media Director during her senior year. She was also a Marketing and Communications Intern at the local nonprofit, Feeding Our Communities Partners. Her education and experience have increased her skills in social media strategy, project management, graphic design, content writing and event planning.
“During the interview process, Lucy stood out as someone who meets a challenge head on and is not afraid to do what is right, versus what is popular. This level of integrity and ambition is something that will be fully appreciated by our member businesses and the Greater Mankato Growth staff,” said Bridget Norland, Director of Marketing & Communications for Greater Mankato Growth. “She begins with a fresh perspective, coupled with a high comfort level in writing for multiple audiences. I’m excited to have Lucy join us and close the gap on our marketing team.”
“After my amazing time at Feeding Our Communities Partners, I’ve realized that working for an organization that engages and supports the community is the most rewarding and impactful way I can utilize my skills and passions,” Miss Sanford said. “I’m very excited to be doing what I love at Greater Mankato Growth.”