Eram Cowlas is an award-winning storyteller with more than 15 years of communications experience. She leads Hennepin Theatre Trust’s branding efforts and crafts strategic storytelling initiatives that showcase how the Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota.
Eram serves as Vice Board Chair of 360 Communities in Dakota County, and is passionate about helping Minnesota families establish safety and security in their lives.
Eram spent 12 years as a television news producer, covering moments and events that impact the community, including at KARE 11 News, where she earned an Emmy Award for coverage during the 2011 north Minneapolis tornado. During that career, she developed a strong belief that stories have the power to connect people, to motivate change and to empower us.
After leaving journalism, she worked at 3M, where she led efforts to create a brand-level content hub. She led a team of multimedia storytellers in creating and sharing strategic content, earning the Ragan ACE Award for Best Online Communications Team and MarCom’s Platinum Award for Web Content.
Eram holds a degree in Communication and Broadcast Journalism from Eastern Illinois University. She fell in love with theater as a freshman in high school while running lights for the school’s production of Inherit the Wind and will jump at any chance to enjoy a live show or concert. Eram is also passionate about music and will travel for good seafood. When not writing, she loves to read, paint and visit museums.