Kathy Tunheim

CEO + Principal, Tunheim
"I have had the honor of serving on community foundation boards in the past and believe they play an essential role in ensuring thriving communities. The Foundation's initiatives on diversity and inclusion, as well as workforce development, particularly excite me."

Kathy Tunheim co-founded Tunheim in 1990 and has served as Chief Executive Officer throughout the firm’s evolution while maintaining an active role in many of the agency’s client relationships. Prior to Tunheim, she gained experiences in both the corporate world, including Vice President for Public Relations and Internal Communications at Honeywell, and the political arena, which profoundly shaped her approach to creating value as an agency counselor. Collectively, these experiences have caused her to be particularly intrigued by the challenges of helping clients navigate the intersections of business, public policy and the media. Tunheim also serves on the boards of directors for Landscape Structures, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of commercial playground equipment; Hennepin Health System (HCMC); and The McKnight Foundation.