Otto Bremer Trust Hires Christine Fuglestad as Director of Communications and External Relations

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) is pleased to welcome Christine Fuglestad as Director of Communications and External Relations.

This newly created role will focus on advancing OBT’s mission of helping to build healthy, vibrant communities—by increasing awareness of the powerful work that is being done throughout Bremer communities in the Upper Midwest.

“We’re pleased to welcome Christine to the OBT team,” said Co-CEO and Trustee Charlotte Johnson.  “Her valuable experience and expertise across the fields of communications, external relations, and understanding of the complex social issues that affect our nation at community and regional levels will assist OBT in creating greater degrees of knowledge sharing in our service area.”

Fuglestad brings over 20 years of experience in external affairs covering a diverse mix of corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.  She has deep expertise communicating in highly regulated environments with a focus on developing strategic relationships that advance organizational mission and drive innovative results. Prior to joining OBT, Fuglestad was Associate Vice President of Government Affairs at Capella University where her core role was to manage and stabilize the external environment through relationship building and message development.

“The work being done in Bremer communities has a positive impact by creating pathways for individuals and communities to make progress towards realizing their potential,” said Fuglestad. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further this important work.”

Fuglestad joined the OBT team in February 2016.

About the Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust, established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community and business leader. OBT is the 92 percent owner of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio, and the returns on these holdings provide the funding for OBT’s grantmaking, which supports regional and local resources that benefit the communities that are home to Bremer banks.

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