In its September 11, 2012 meeting, the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication Alumni Society Board welcomes two new members: Matt Burgess (B.A., 2000), creative director at Olson and Victoria Hoshal (B.A., 1982) of d.trio marketing group.
Burgess received his portfolio certificate from Miami Ad School and began working on Best Buy's holiday and Geek Squad campaigns. Then, Burgess moved on to Campbell Mithun to work as a copywriter on such accounts as Burger King, H & R Block, Land O' Lakes, Nature Valley and Partnership for a Drug-Free America. In 2008, Burgess joined OLSON where he is now a creative director. His clients include the University of Minnesota and he has won numerous awards for his work, including Effies, OBIEs and FCS Portfolio Awards.
Hoshal began her career in development and in 1997 became founder, CEO and creative director of Legacy Catalogue, a national brand of home furnishings and accessories. She later became a direct marketing account executive at the Star Tribune in 2007 and, since 2009, as been director of business development at dtrio marketing group. At this award-winning direct and multi-channel agency, she is responsible for securing new business opportunities and clients.
Burgess and Hoshal take the place of two longstanding SJMC Alumni Society Board members, whose terms were up in 2012: Ray Faust, vice president of national and emerging media sales at the Star Tribune Media Company, and Brad Madson, executive director of community relations at the Minnesota Vikings.
Thank you Ray and Brad for your service to the board. And welcome Matt and Victoria.
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