At its June 2013 meeting, the SJMC Alumni Society Board welcomed three new members: Carolyn Ahlstrom (B.A., '06), Heather Arntson (B.A., '05; M.A., '09) and Jim Hammerand (B.A., '07).
Carolyn Ahlstrom is a senior strategist at Colle+McVoy, where she provides strategic leadership across five brands for Novartis Animal Health, one of the agencies largest accounts. Prior to Colle+McVoy, she worked at local agencies Martin Williams, Carmichael Lynch, Fallon and Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colo. She has worked on a wide range of award-winning brands like Volkswagen, Domino's, Harley-Davidson, Rubbermaid, Boston Market and Calphalon. While enrolled in SJMC, Ahlstrom was an avid member of the National Student Advertising Competition.
Heather Arntson is a senior digital marketing specialist at General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies in Minneapolis. In this role, she's in the digital brand lab working on innovation projects across different General Mills brands. Prior to joining General Mills, she spent several years at Carmichael Lynch working in media, research and strategy. She's worked on a wide range of clients and projects from Subaru, Tractor Supply Company, Harley-Davidson and Korbel Champagne. She's also spent time at Colle+McVoy in its media department, working on Explore MN Tourism and MN Lottery, and at Fallon in its planning department, working on NBC Universal.
Jim Hammerand is the finance and law reporter at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, an online and print news organization that focuses intently and exlusively on the Twin Cities business community. He covers financial institutions, law firms, litigations, bankruptcies and crime, as well as professional service organizations like accounting, consulting and search firms. Hammerand was a political reporter and then policy editor at the Minnesota Daily while studying print journalism at SJMC and management at the Carlson School of Management. He has also reported for the Star Tribune, ABC News Network, Fairbault Daily News (where he was the Associated Press New Journalist of the Year for Minnesota dailies) and Northfield (Minn.) News.
The new board members take the place of three board members whose terms had expired: Sarah Bauer, who had served since 2007, and Sarah Howard and Nina Bouphasavanh,, who had served since 2010.
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