The Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes New Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Brian Juntti

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Release dated: 
December 14, 2021
Media contacts: 

Suzanne Herrick, 612-247-3079, suzanne.herrick@mnhs.org

Julianna Olsen, 651-259-3140, julianna.olsen@mnhs.org

The Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes New Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Brian Juntti

Seasoned, strategic marketing professional, Juntti brings more than two decades of communications and nonprofit experience to his new role

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce that Brian Juntti has joined MNHS to lead communications and marketing. Prior to his new role, Juntti served as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where he worked for more than 17 years, leading a team responsible for all promotional marketing, communications and event activities. 

“Brian Juntti is an accomplished, results-driven professional with extensive experience that ranges from strategic marketing for nonprofits to video production and fundraising,” said Kent Whitworth, director and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Historical Society. “He clearly understands the Society’s vision and mission, and is committed to elevating our communications as we continue to deliver on our strategic plan. We welcome his expertise, forward-thinking perspective and collaborative approach.”

At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Juntti excelled in directing and implementing marketing campaigns, event production and fundraising. He doubled participation in its flagship homeownership program. Early in his career, Juntti was a producer for a Minneapolis-based film and video production company, Blue Earth Pictures.

Juntti is a past co-chair and long-standing volunteer member of the steering committee of Leadership Twin Cities, a program of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a current and long-standing member of the American Marketing Association and has served on the MN AMA sponsorship committee. Juntti has also been an active member of the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Juntti earned his master’s from the University of St. Thomas’s Opus College of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts and Film & Media Studies from Hamline University. A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Juntti currently lives in Plymouth, Minn., with his wife and their two school-aged daughters.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.