Andrea Cournoyer joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2018 and brings more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience as a communications professional serving nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, higher education and the news media. She most recently completed five years at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she directed the school’s communications and marketing programs.
While at the Humphrey School, Andrea contributed to strategies that led to the school’s jump to the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report ’s national rankings, a successful $2 million fundraising campaign for student scholarships, and the launch of a $20 million major gifts campaign.
Prior to the Humphrey School, she worked as a consultant serving numerous clients in Minnesota and beyond, including national foundations, nonprofits and academic institutions. Andrea’s strategic communications work builds on her earlier career as a journalist, having worked for more than 10 years as a news reporter in television markets around the country including Denver, Phoenix, and West Palm Beach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.