Board of Advocates
Backpack is guided by some of the finest communication and marketing professionals in the Twin Cities. The 21 members of our Board of Advocates (BOA) offer inspiration, credibility, and mentorship to our employees. They come from companies such as Fast Horse, 3M, U.S. Bank, and Weber Shandwick.
We meet with our BOA twice a year to discuss work, brainstorm growth opportunities, review current industry trends, and receive guidance about professional development.
Development Officer, College of Liberal Arts UMN
Founder & CEO, MEND Jewelry
Jim du Bois
President/CEO, Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Associate Director, Optum
Create Director, Capsule
Managing Partner, Equals 3 LLC
Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick - Minneapolis
Founder & Creative Director, Fast Horse, Inc
Founder, Rumpza Consulting
Principle Researcher & Strategist, The Social Process
Marketing Administrator, Beyond Impact
Chief Public Relations Officer & Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, University of Minnesota
Founder/ President & Chief, Digital Strategist, Firebrand Digital
President, Werle Consulting
Amelious N. Whyte, Jr.
Director, Public Engagement, University of Minnesota
VP, Marketing at ServeMinnesota